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by DPatel304
17 Jan 2019 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 19
Views: 2573

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

This has been on my list of places to try, but I rarely make it out to the Sylvan Thirty area. Really glad this is coming to Downtown, but, unfortunately, it looks like they won't be open too late: Since the worker population is their primary focus, they won't keep late-night hours, staying open unt...
by DPatel304
17 Jan 2019 10:27
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: "Kaaboo Texas" festival coming to Arlington
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: "Kaaboo Texas" festival coming to Arlington

Not a bad line-up, but way too over-priced, and I'm not a fan of the Cowboys stadium as a venue. Like tamtagon said, a lot of big names from the past, so perhaps they are going for an older crowd. It would explain the venue and the price, as I guess you're paying for a much more convenient and comfo...
by DPatel304
16 Jan 2019 19:09
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 167
Views: 33031

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

I'm conflicted by the whole scooter on the sidewalks. You're right, though, it is the law for people to ride them on the streets, but, I can't really blame people for not wanting to ride on the streets as that seems pretty dangerous. Ideally, we would have sufficient bike lanes where bikes and scoot...
by DPatel304
16 Jan 2019 16:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Sylvan Thirty
Replies: 10
Views: 2291

Re: Sylvan Thirty

A Boozy Mini Golf Destination Heads to West Dallas
West Dallas will soon have a new destination for booze and indoor mini golf appropriately named Another Round.

https://dallas.eater.com/2019/1/16/1818 ... ar-opening
by DPatel304
15 Jan 2019 20:46
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 167
Views: 33031

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

Surprisingly, I already saw one person using one in Uptown on the road. She was on the road and by herself, so it seemed she was actually using it as a mode of transport, rather than just using it for fun. I figured it might be a little while before I saw usage, considering the limited number of bik...
by DPatel304
15 Jan 2019 16:20
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 167
Views: 33031

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

Scooters will absolutely win out in the short run, because they help make it easier for people to do what they are already doing in Dallas, which is walk short distances, and they are also new and fun. Bikes make it easier for people to travel longer distances without a car, however, that isn't real...
by DPatel304
15 Jan 2019 14:19
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 167
Views: 33031

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

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by DPatel304
14 Jan 2019 22:14
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 167
Views: 33031

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

I didn't realize they had pledged to build bike lanes to begin with. I'm fine with the city having to pay for bike lanes, and never expected these private companies to have to pay anything, but it was definitely foolish of Bird to promise something they wouldn't deliver on. I guess they wanted to ge...
by DPatel304
14 Jan 2019 22:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 259
Views: 52472

Re: Oak Lawn

Also, the sign for the upcoming "Union Coffee" has been missing for a few weeks now. Are they still planning on moving to Oak Lawn, or did something happen?
by DPatel304
14 Jan 2019 18:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 259
Views: 52472

Re: Oak Lawn

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery Oak Lawn is opening up on January 23rd, and we can't wait to get to know our newest Snooze community! We're celebrating the day with more than just a delicious brunch experience. To say thank you, we're giving away 50 Klean Kanteen to the first 50 people who join us at Snooze...
by DPatel304
14 Jan 2019 15:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 69
Views: 12740

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Great find, thanks for the information! I look forward to the added number of residential units along the Trinity River.
by DPatel304
14 Jan 2019 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 136
Views: 26395

Re: AT&T Discovery District

If that does end up being the case, I'd be pretty happy with that result. They would just replacing an older garage with a newer one, which will likely be an improvement to the surrounding street-level.
by DPatel304
11 Jan 2019 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 75
Views: 16897

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Thanks for the pictures, this one is looking great!
by DPatel304
11 Jan 2019 12:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 481
Views: 90974

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I went to the unicorn place. The food was not very good and high priced, but it's in the alley entry, so not even really noticeable from the street, so I think Deep Ellum will be ok. The real gentrifer, if you are concerned about that , is the chain buffalo wing restaurant on the street in front of...
by DPatel304
10 Jan 2019 13:31
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Autonomous Vehicle Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 10171

Re: Autonomous Vehicle Thread

by DPatel304
10 Jan 2019 12:24
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 228
Views: 34711

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

but the current stock has a very tiny portion of low-floor area compared to most other LRT systems in North America. As someone who rarely rides the DART, I do hope they address this with the newest trains. I'm sure frequent DART riders would disagree with me, as the current trains offer a lot more...
by DPatel304
10 Jan 2019 12:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 481
Views: 90974

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

You're right about DE though. After years of just being head shops and tattoo parlors, it started attracting more bars, restaurants, and retail that appealed to a gentrifying crowd, and the last development cycle really sealed its fate as the next neighborhood to become a yuppie playground. I feel ...
by DPatel304
08 Jan 2019 12:47
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 104
Views: 18232

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

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Posted to their Facebook page today.
by DPatel304
07 Jan 2019 13:23
Forum: Site Issues + Feedback
Topic: BRAVE browser
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: BRAVE browser

By the way, I'm not an admin, moderator, or involved at all in the behind the scenes work on this forum, so I could be wrong. But, it sounds to me like this is an issue that Brave would need to resolve. I had run a forum years ago using the same software this forum uses, and basically, as an admin, ...
by DPatel304
07 Jan 2019 12:12
Forum: Site Issues + Feedback
Topic: BRAVE browser
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: BRAVE browser

I can't really offer any help for you, however, I will say that I'm using the Brave browser as well, and I have not noticed any of the issues you have listed. With that said, I believe what you are experiencing should, instead, be reported to the developers of the Brave browser, as this would be som...
by DPatel304
07 Jan 2019 12:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 467
Views: 83433

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Good lord I wish them luck but that space is such a total destination with no access other than walk ups from the Katy Trail. I hope they got an incredible lease based only on sales. I was wondering how easy this venue would be to access, and it sounds like you answered my question. What an awful s...
by DPatel304
06 Jan 2019 23:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 467
Views: 83433

Re: Victory Park 3.0

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I'm not sure if this would be considered Victory Park, but I saw this sign on the Katy Trail right outside the Alexan apartments. Looks like we will be getting a placed called "Local: Tap a Table" over here.
by DPatel304
04 Jan 2019 15:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 467
Views: 83433

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Dibs on Victory Dibs on Victory's food can be explained through its chicken wings: They come served dipped in Buffalo sauce, mopped in barbecue sauce, rubbed with Doritos Cool Ranch, or flavored with edible 24-karat gold. You've got traditional, Texified, wacky and sophisticated. That might describ...
by DPatel304
03 Jan 2019 16:42
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 86
Views: 14347

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

I wish they would just come out and be honest about this project, and stop trying to pretend it will be an 'expansion' of the park. This is a separate facility all together that just happens to be right next to the park. I'm not exactly for this 'expansion', but I understand that there is opportunit...
by DPatel304
03 Jan 2019 16:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 217
Views: 47040

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Wow, what a disappointment. The Knox area has been killing it lately, and this piece of land is so close to heart of the area, so I'm really surprised they didn't go for something more dense and urban. I was really hoping the neighborhood could slowly expand southward, but this plot of land is defin...
by DPatel304
02 Jan 2019 12:01
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve
Replies: 5
Views: 1313

Re: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve

As for the ole Big D NYE in VP. I truly do miss that... Sure the fireworks were far fewer/smaller, but the people are what made it great (even if the programming could use some enhancement). That is what you see at all famous NYE celebrations... The fireworks are just an added bonus. It's kinda the...
by DPatel304
01 Jan 2019 23:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve
Replies: 5
Views: 1313

Re: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve

Did anyone check out the fireworks this year? I went to Trinity Groves for dinner (Steam Theory Brewing Company), but I was out of the area by about 9pm, so I didn't get to catch the fireworks. I had been to the Big D event at Victory Park a couple of times, so I'm wondering how this new fireworks s...
by DPatel304
21 Dec 2018 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)

Great news!

I really am ready for more condos to hit the market though.
by DPatel304
20 Dec 2018 16:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 349
Views: 72922

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

So, are we still hopeful that we will eventually get the hotel and residential? If so, then I'm okay with the outcome. Aside from the fact that we were deceived, I don't mind large projects being done in phases like this. I suppose they can't really justify either the hotel or residential, at this p...
by DPatel304
20 Dec 2018 13:34
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0
Replies: 42
Views: 7044

Re: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0

Also, I am wondering if when they say “Dallas”, that actually means Dallas, or are they referring to the metro area? I could see this going to Legacy or some new development in Frisco. Yeah, I was wondering that too. If they are opening in Spring 2019, then I wouldn't be surprised to see them openi...
by DPatel304
20 Dec 2018 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 276
Views: 53115

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Whoops, I guess I misread the article, and am also clearly not as familiar with the LA food scene as I thought.
by DPatel304
20 Dec 2018 00:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 276
Views: 53115

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Vintage Tex-Mex restaurant brings Beverly Hills elan to Uptown Dallas His target opening date is February 19, and there's one more key point: The price point will be low. http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/12-19-18-las-palmas-mexican-heidari-social-house-uptown It's odd that an out ...
by DPatel304
19 Dec 2018 22:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0
Replies: 42
Views: 7044

Re: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0

Wow that is really soon. Nice find, by the way! So if they are planning to open soon, we can assume they are taking over an existing space, and not anchoring some sort of new development. I'm pretty sure it was rumored, a while ago, that they might possibly come to one of the proposed developments n...
by DPatel304
19 Dec 2018 17:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 466
Views: 105935

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Yes, agreed, thank you Maconahey! This is great for those of us who never actually venture outside, and only admire Dallas from our computer screens :lol:
by DPatel304
19 Dec 2018 15:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 481
Views: 90974

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The area around Backyard and Bottled Blonde seems likely, but, honestly, it also feels like it won't take long for that area to develop into a cluster of mid/high-rises. I really do hope they don't go to Deep Ellum though, mainly because both of them together have the influence to kick start a brand...
by DPatel304
19 Dec 2018 13:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 481
Views: 90974

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Beauty Bar Will Bring Its Insanely Popular Nightlife Haunt to Deep Ellum Beloved Knox-Henderson nightlife spot Beauty Bar will soon have a second outpost. According to an alcohol permit application filed with TABC, owner Brooke Humphries will expand Beauty Bar to the insanely bustling Deep Ellum di...
by DPatel304
17 Dec 2018 23:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 254
Views: 45663

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Law firm says it's 'here for the long-run' as it expands Dallas office The law firm is expanding to more than 43,000 square feet in Chase Tower, a 55-story skyscraper in downtown. The expansion includes adding another floor of space, which will encompass offices and client rooms. https://www.bizjou...
by DPatel304
16 Dec 2018 22:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 43
Views: 11680

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

You're welcome! I'm still a bit disappointed/confused with the location of this building. One of the staff members at the restaurant had told us that getting this place open was a four year long process (which sounds about right), so, I suppose four years ago McKinney Ave seemed like a no-brainer. I...
by DPatel304
16 Dec 2018 14:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 43
Views: 11680

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

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by DPatel304
15 Dec 2018 14:59
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 197
Views: 30154

Re: Trinity River Park

Thank you so much for doing taking those pictures!

I'm really liking this plan, but, as with anything involving the Trinity, still highly skeptical.
by DPatel304
14 Dec 2018 14:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 164056

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Wow, those renderings are insane. Definitely pie in the sky, although, given enough time, it certainly wouldn't be out of the question to see Dallas look like that (perhaps 15-20 years down the line). The only part of the renderings that I am having a hard time with is the dense, cluster of office t...
by DPatel304
14 Dec 2018 13:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 349
Views: 72922

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Tnexster wrote:Maybe we can have a forum pizza party when they open. This will be just a couple blocks from work, can't wait for all the new options along Ross.


Yes, that's a good idea. Would be nice to meet people from the forum, and it would be a good way to support local business in urban Dallas too.
by DPatel304
14 Dec 2018 10:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 49394

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

Uptown is a part of downtown, KWPark wasn't needed to update the definition, but is equally convenient to bridge acceptance of a growing downtown area. I think I've seen articles reference places like Uptown and Victory Park as being part of the "Greater Downtown" area, which is the termi...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 22:26
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 23
Views: 4622

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin that could bring up to 15,000 new jobs, solidifying Texas as the tech giant's main employment hub outside of California. Wow, I had no idea this would be such a huge campus. The article notes that Apple already has 6,000 employees in Austin, so I'm...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 21:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 164056

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

As of right now, Seattle has one North-South LRT line, from Sea-tac to UW. They're developing a new line to the east and extensions to the north & south. There's also a commuter line running N-S, but it's heavily weighted toward commuters going into downtown. Thanks to the Seattle Process, the ...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 19:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 164056

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Keep in mind that Seattle is relatively new to the rail-based transit game - They've only had light rail/streetcars for a decade or so, and Amazon's Seattle campus is only connected to the streetcar. Seattle is still a bus-first transit city, so I'd have a hard time taking them seriously if they sa...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 17:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 164056

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I never understood proposals such as this one, or ones along the Cotton Belt line. For a company that emphasized how important public transit is, I couldn't see them seriously considering a location out in the suburbs with one proposed station. Even if it wasn't a proposed station and it did exist, ...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 13:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 111
Views: 16415

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Dialexa cofounder Scott Harper said the company will more than double its offices with the new East Quarter lease. "We've been down in that area for maybe five years prior to the current project," Harper said. "We love the area. "We looked around to see what else was out there a...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 10:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 254
Views: 45663

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Not to be too greedy, but I so wish this was happening in DFW. https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/13/tech/apple-campus-austin-texas/index.html Haha.. I'd say that is a little too greedy :D Good for Austin though, that's definitely a big win for them. Obviously I'd like to see more companies come to DFW, b...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 10:29
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 197
Views: 30154

Re: Trinity River Park

Here are some photos from the event. It definitely seems like they are intentionally not releasing any high quality renderings for a reason. I really just want to see a high quality version of the park, so I can actually read the text, but I'm guessing it's not being released for a reason: https://w...

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