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by DPatel304
24 May 2019 17:24
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Texas: A Shopping Paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Texas: A Shopping Paradise

West Village already provides this to some extent, so perhaps, as McKinney Ave continues to re-develop, we could just see more and more shops added to the street.
by DPatel304
23 May 2019 17:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 102
Views: 20964

Re: New Census Population Estimates

^Wow, thanks for sharing. That number looks extremely low, but I'm curious to see how other cities (aside from Fort Worth) fared during the same time frame.

I figured we were due for a slow-down, but that is quite a drastic drop from the year before.
by DPatel304
23 May 2019 16:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 299
Views: 62431

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Hopefully the fact that Lowe’s wants rail access will automatically disqualify Plano and Frisco. I would imagine. But then I look at Google and Apple in Austin and figure they really don't give a crap about that ...but we'll see. Don't you mean Amazon and Apple? I thought Google is moving to Downto...
by DPatel304
22 May 2019 01:04
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 134
Views: 26055

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60686563_10107763181024958_7343106324705574912_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=8c22154a09ee7b0a0355f4c199d6b533&oe=5D5A4C13 Credit goes to Sean Buckley‎ of the Downtown Residents Council (Dallas) Facebook group.
by DPatel304
20 May 2019 22:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 295
Views: 59369

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Bottle Blonde will also have to go...


I'm guessing they'll just lease in another nearby space. With Clutch coming to this area, I think this particular part of town is just getting started as the next party spot.
by DPatel304
20 May 2019 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 37
Views: 5075

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

I've always thought the area where all the strip clubs are might make a good place for some Casinos. I couldn't really tell you specifically where to put them, but, given the current state of the area, it would be considered an improvement for many, and you could have some convenient access to the a...
by DPatel304
17 May 2019 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 295
Views: 59369

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

LBK2013 wrote:A birdy told me this is pretty much a done deal. We'll see if they are right.


Oh wow, thanks for sharing! I'll try not to get my hopes up, but this would be incredible if true.
by DPatel304
16 May 2019 16:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 564
Views: 114695

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Deep Ellum's biggest landlord acquires Dallas complex Victory Park
http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/real- ... eep-ellum/

I don't really know how important/significant this is, but here it is.
by DPatel304
16 May 2019 16:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 299
Views: 62431

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Haha, I also came here to post this. I won't get my hopes up just yet, but that would be awesome if we could get them to come to Deep Ellum.
by DPatel304
16 May 2019 13:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 148
Views: 41154

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60339668_2167981713285245_7350426306187624448_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=a6c4fd012a64d1ddc617d2646fe69c84&oe=5D734797 Even though they've been open for a couple weeks now, this is their official grand opening party. I was...
by DPatel304
16 May 2019 10:11
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

What's funny is that you don't get the hint. The folks who live there are happy with the status quo. It's only the folks from outside the area, who don't have the same involvement and vested interest, who want to change it. It's the same thing in my neighborhood, Deep Ellum. The self-proclaimed urb...
by DPatel304
15 May 2019 17:28
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

You're exactly right about "NIMBYs rule", and, like you said, they are going to be the ones who show up. Except they didn't seem to quite grasp that concept and were of the belief that basically everyone was against this project, based on the limited number of people who showed up to the m...
by DPatel304
15 May 2019 16:58
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

Also, this is the first time I've ever been to a meeting like this and all I have to say is: NIMBYs be crazy. I'm not much of a public speaker, so, unfortunately, I didn't really share any of my thoughts during this meeting, but it was so hard to sit there and listen to a lot of the people who were ...
by DPatel304
15 May 2019 15:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 424
Views: 114992

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Four Exciting New Restaurants Hit the Bishop Arts District This Summer Paradiso — A European-focused restaurant that will boast wood-grilled entrees, housemade pastas, and more “simple” dishes. Paradiso will also offer mezze service via a bar cart that’s been configured to accommodate small plates,...
by DPatel304
14 May 2019 20:32
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

For anyone who couldn't make the meeting today and wants to voice their opinion, please e-mail: Kimberly.Smith@DallasCityHall.com Just got back from the meeting. This project is in the VERY early preliminary stages and this was the very first meeting on the subject. The actual presentation was fairl...
by DPatel304
14 May 2019 16:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 564
Views: 114695

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Thanks for the positive update. It's very surprising to hear there was some activity considering it's a Tuesday during the day. I really think the Stars getting so deep into the playoffs really helped bring a TON of people out to the area at just the right time. So many people were telling me they w...
by DPatel304
14 May 2019 13:30
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

Thanks for bumping this topic, as I almost forgot. The meeting is today (check the OP) if anyone is interested. I'm going to try and attend, as I'm just curious what they have planned here.
by DPatel304
14 May 2019 11:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 342
Views: 71335

Re: Oak Lawn

Here's a lengthy video saying that Union Coffee in Oak Lawn is still 'Coming Soon'. I had not heard anything about this for a while, so I assumed it was dead, but seems like it's still on: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=428587667721749 Also, I have seen work being done on the outdoor patio sectio...
by DPatel304
10 May 2019 10:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 173
Views: 26930

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Joking aside, has there been any actual push back from the Farmer's Market residents? I guess it's really too soon to say. The downside is, their views might be blocked, but the huge upside is now there is more stuff to do near their homes, and this part of town will actually be worth hanging out in...
by DPatel304
09 May 2019 21:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 33
Views: 4080

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

I love that we are finally starting to see some development in Oak Lawn. Very exciting to see this one come to fruition, as I feel like Oak Lawn Ave is highly underdeveloped.
by DPatel304
09 May 2019 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 46
Views: 5404

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

This Popular European Doner Kebab Chain is Headed to Dallas A kebab stand that began in Berlin and grew to expand throughout Europe and the Middle East now wants to make a big splash in the U.S. — and Dallas is among the first cities on its list. The international chain German Doner Kebab just anno...
by DPatel304
06 May 2019 16:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 342
Views: 71335

Re: Oak Lawn

Fantastic! I've been waiting for a while for Oak Lawn to start seeing some serious development like this. There is some serious potential for redevelopment along Oak Lawn Ave and Lemmon Ave, and I think a project like this can really help get things going for the neighborhood. So it sounds like Eatz...
by DPatel304
03 May 2019 13:37
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 271
Views: 51040

Re: DART D2 Subway

:shock: :?
by DPatel304
02 May 2019 14:27
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59548664_2440669549297992_3600329015308582912_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=901d034aeccf1ffd516fd883d4c9d924&oe=5D2CF365 This was posted in the Downtown Residents Council (Dallas) Facebook group. Anybody heard anything about...
by DPatel304
02 May 2019 09:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 312
Views: 74102

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

dzh wrote:I heard a rumor that Social House was about to sign a lease near Bottled Blonde. Not quite sure if that came to fruition or not though.


Oh wow, that's interesting. This wouldn't surprise me at all, this particular area has definitely become Uptown 2.0.
by DPatel304
01 May 2019 21:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 312
Views: 74102

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I'm getting a bit ahead of myself. The party scene will likely still be around for the foreseeable future, but both Renfields and Clutch are confirmed to be leaving the area this year. Once Clutch opens in Deep Ellum, I imagine there will be quite a lot people shifting to the Deep Ellum area (specif...
by DPatel304
01 May 2019 15:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 312
Views: 74102

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I'm really excited to see what will become of Uptown now that the party scene is leaving the area. I'd imagine (and hope) that there will still be a decent amount of bars that stick around, but they'll have more of a 'neighborhood bar' type of vibe.
by DPatel304
30 Apr 2019 23:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 342
Views: 71335

Re: Oak Lawn

https://i.imgur.com/AiKbEvk.jpg They are building some sort of extension for this building here: https://www.google.com/maps/@32.8084292,-96.8079621,3a,75y,240.54h,89.64t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s8ebkXFh3i_qM91MqE4MdYA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 I know there were plans to bring Union coffee here. I'm still not ...
by DPatel304
26 Apr 2019 15:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 148
Views: 41154

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

City Futsal: Opening Monday April 29th!
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=901584076847387
by DPatel304
26 Apr 2019 13:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 158
Views: 34080

Re: West End 1.0

Whoops, you're exactly right.

This low quality picture from 2007 made me think there was a bit of a ramp, but it was just the quality of the pic:
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.7837401 ... 328!8i1664
by DPatel304
26 Apr 2019 12:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 158
Views: 34080

Re: West End 1.0

Do you know if the arch lights will extend all the way through the old Dallas Alley? Unfortunately Granite Properties removed the arches from their portion of the alley. Screen Shot 2019-04-24 at 2.46.18 PM.jpg Looking at google streetview, it looks like there used to be more of a ramp on to the st...
by DPatel304
26 Apr 2019 11:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 158
Views: 34080

Re: West End 1.0

Coming soon: Thai restaurant in the West End, from a prominent Dallas restaurant family Family Thais Asian Bistro will open at 208 N. Market St, Dallas. https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drink/2019/04/26/coming-soon-thai-restaurant-west-end-prominent-dallas-restaurant-family Glad to see more varie...
by DPatel304
25 Apr 2019 15:49
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Luxury casino-resort 100 miles from Dallas gambles on $500 million expansion
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Luxury casino-resort 100 miles from Dallas gambles on $500 million expansion

he Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is placing a more than $500 million bet on expanding the Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, roughly 100 miles northeast of Dallas. The Choctaw Nation broke ground April 25 on a project that will add 1,000 hotel rooms to the Choctaw Casino & Resort — b...
by DPatel304
25 Apr 2019 13:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 564
Views: 114695

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Normally I cringe at these rebranding efforts, but I'm actually on board with South Victory. It's a good way to let people know things have changed down there. Also, as muncien said, they are trying to fix a past mistake. Also, they had a ton of signage around the area to promote the new name, so it...
by DPatel304
25 Apr 2019 10:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 424
Views: 114992

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

clcrash19 wrote:What is nora?


Our food is not just a meal, it’s a taste of Afghan culture.

Menu items include Afghan
novelties such as Mantoo, Qabili Palao and Sabzi Chalao, as well as an array of grilled kabobs.

https://www.noradallas.com/

It's a restaurant that used to be on Lower Greenville.
by DPatel304
24 Apr 2019 10:16
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 60
Views: 11516

Re: Collin Creek Mall

Oh yeah, you're absolutely right. It'll take forever for these seperate areas to gel (if they ever do), but the proximity will still help each other grow. As more and more jobs come to this part of town, the east side of 75 will become more and more attractice for residents.
by DPatel304
23 Apr 2019 23:01
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 60
Views: 11516

Re: Collin Creek Mall

I hope they can pull this off, because I think this part of Plano has a lot going for it already. There are a couple of DART rail stations in close proximity, the upcoming Silver Line will run close to here and connect this area to UTD and Addison, and Downtown Plano is just across the highway. The ...
by DPatel304
22 Apr 2019 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 109
Views: 35674

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Great pics! I haven't been to this area in a while, so I had no idea this one had come so far along.
by DPatel304
22 Apr 2019 12:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 44
Views: 5402

Re: The Transition of Uptown

Parking space squabble on Dallas' McKinney Avenue ends in shooting According to the Dallas Police Department, the incident took place on April 22 at around 12:34 a.m., when officers responded to a call about a shooting in the 2600 block of McKinney Avenue. http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/city-lif...
by DPatel304
18 Apr 2019 14:46
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 102
Views: 20964

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Places like LA and NYC aren't getting any cheaper, so I imagine we'll see more and more migration away from the coasts to places like Texas. It's the east coast that's getting crushed - LA's growth rate between 2010-2018 is great, and interesting that more than 50% of their MSA growth is into LA co...
by DPatel304
18 Apr 2019 13:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 102
Views: 20964

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Awesome numbers! Places like LA and NYC aren't getting any cheaper, so I imagine we'll see more and more migration away from the coasts to places like Texas.
by DPatel304
18 Apr 2019 11:28
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 95
Views: 10104

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

Software maker Zoho moving HQ to Austin, adding hundreds of jobs
https://www.statesman.com/news/20190409 ... ds-of-jobs

Sheesh, things are getting insane in Austin. Can't imagine what cost of living is going to look like in a couple years.
by DPatel304
18 Apr 2019 11:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 32
Views: 10844

Re: DFW in the Media

Very cool, nice find! Glad to see they mention specific areas within Dallas (North Oak Cliff, Downtown, Highland Park), rather than just lump everything together as being "Dallas".
by DPatel304
18 Apr 2019 09:42
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 226
Views: 41142

Re: Trinity River Park

I agree with what Phillip Kingston said. There is such a thing as dreaming too big. We keep wasting money when we could simply make this a great park. If we even paved the length of the trail, planted trees, and added parking it would improve it tremendously. This is how I feel too. We've spent all...
by DPatel304
18 Apr 2019 09:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 258
Views: 62453

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

That portion of Fitzhugh is getting all dressed up. There's the Terminal, the new Beverley's restaurant, House of Preservation med spa, and a new emergency vet going into a vacant lot. Appears to be some streetscape work going on too. Yep. It was really only a matter of time with it being right in ...
by DPatel304
16 Apr 2019 09:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 87
Views: 8787

Re: The Link at Uptown

Wow, that was fast! How awesome!
by DPatel304
13 Apr 2019 10:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 44
Views: 5402

Re: The Transition of Uptown

I don't know how many of you were out and about yesterday (Friday) afternoon, and I can only speak for Uptown, but I had a drink at The Henry, walked along McKinney, and ate dinner at Malai Kitchen in West Village and there were people everywhere. Streets were lined and patios were packed, and the ...
by DPatel304
12 Apr 2019 14:33
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 95
Views: 10104

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

The media seems to love Austin (for now).
by DPatel304
12 Apr 2019 13:33
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Vision 2020: Greenbelt Plan for Dallas 5 Mile Creek
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Vision 2020: Greenbelt Plan for Dallas 5 Mile Creek

Oak Cliff has so much nature to explore but, with the exception of Oak Cliff Nature Preserve, very little access to it. I'm not as familiar with the Oak Cliff area, but that's how I feel about the area as well. It's only a matter of time before more people start discovering what a gem this area is,...
by DPatel304
11 Apr 2019 22:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 564
Views: 114695

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Indeed, that's a pretty decent amount of places, and most of them are brand new too. I did also walk by Dibs on Victory and it looked like it was open, but it was completely empty. In addition to the places you listed, there is also "Shooters", which has a completely different vibe, but it...

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