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by itsjrd1964
15 Apr 2019 12:46
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 87
Views: 17945

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

Development woes at Wade Park force healthful Frisco restaurant to close

https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drin ... rk-lebanon
by itsjrd1964
13 Apr 2019 09:47
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 9
Views: 2597

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Cinépolis luxury theater opening in Plano's Shops at Willow Bend delayed to early 2020

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... early-2020
by itsjrd1964
10 Apr 2019 16:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 129
Views: 26428

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Previously, Albertsons was the official grocery store of the Cowboys. Since the Albertsons-Safeway deal a while back, I guess TT has been included in Cowboys gear/merchandising.
by itsjrd1964
05 Apr 2019 20:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 129
Views: 26428

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Also forgot: I checked the website, the store will be open daily, 6am-midnight. Groceries close to downtown till midnight. Amazing.

https://local.tomthumb.com/tx/dallas/2380-field-st.html
by itsjrd1964
05 Apr 2019 20:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel
Replies: 30
Views: 4068

Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Sure, it's a convention hotel, but so is the Omni, but at least the Omni tries to give guests a good selection of food/beverage, plus a nice art-filled atmosphere. Since I haven't seen the Sheraton's 'after' yet, I'm not sure what they didn't do from an appearance point. I still think with the hotel...
by itsjrd1964
05 Apr 2019 20:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 186
Views: 54624

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Tnexster wrote:Anybody go in there today?


I did, I posted about it earlier in the Grocery Store news/development thread.
by itsjrd1964
05 Apr 2019 19:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 129
Views: 26428

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Here's the layout: 20190405_093212.jpg The Field St. side is along the right of the map. Ashland is along the bottom. There were *many* meal-replacement type of items, prepackaged and ready for lunching or grabbing on the way home from work. The lady at the checkstand asked while I was checking out ...
by itsjrd1964
05 Apr 2019 19:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 129
Views: 26428

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

I realized today was the day that the Tom Thumb on Field north of Cedar Springs at the Union complex would be opening, so on the way home from work, I thought I'd go at least stick my head in the door. Wow, there were lots of folks there. There were 2 tables of employees signing people up for Reward...
by itsjrd1964
03 Apr 2019 19:18
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 46
Views: 10131

Re: Collin Creek Mall

Ch.11 weighed in as well, showing the mall and the City Council proceedings and a few schematics. They talked to a resident that spoke at the Council meeting. At the end of the video, the work on the Valley View/Midtown site and the Red Bird site was also mentioned. https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/04/...
by itsjrd1964
30 Mar 2019 14:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Allen Premium Outlets
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

Re: Allen: Allen Premium Outlets

Recent bad weather in Collin County was damaging to the outlet center. 38 of the center's 115 stores were not on the center's website as being open. The article wasn't specific as to what exactly caused the damages at the center, but the area received hail and very windy conditions during the storms...
by itsjrd1964
29 Mar 2019 01:58
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 131
Views: 24084

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Not sure what the building on Live Oak & Harwood houses, but that would be a good one to convert as well. IIRR, there was a DMN or DBJ article about it being originally an insurance company office building, but that the current owners are making it (or have already made it) into a data center b...
by itsjrd1964
27 Mar 2019 03:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 72
Views: 14617

Re: Texas Live!

The upcoming Live! by Loews hotel by the replacement Ballpark is reportedly taking reservations starting August 27. The hotel will have 302 rooms and 14 floors.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/loca ... 28739.html
by itsjrd1964
27 Mar 2019 03:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 42
Views: 10182

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

Try, try again: Downtown grocery to open in new First on 7th shops in Fort Worth Neighbors House grocery, at 501 W. 6th, is going into a former bank lobby space later this year. https://www.star-telegram.com/entertainment/restaurants/eats-beat/article228455214.html https://www.facebook.com/Neighbor...
by itsjrd1964
27 Mar 2019 02:05
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grand Prairie Development
Replies: 35
Views: 9508

Re: Grand Prairie Development

More retail is coming to the area around the Ikea store and Epic Waters water park, including Burlington, HomeGoods, Ross, Michaels, and more. A Main Event location is also going up near the water park. The article says Epic Waters had more than 300,000 visitors last year, and is now in the process ...
by itsjrd1964
21 Mar 2019 13:09
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 131
Views: 24084

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Drove by the park today, got a quick look and saw that lots of trees have been planted. Looked good from what I was able to see with some of the trees being fairly large. Can't wait to see how this looks once the trees leaf out. Good that they're planting larger trees and not a bunch of twigs. I gu...
by itsjrd1964
21 Mar 2019 02:20
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Illegal dumping
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Illegal dumping

Shingle Mountain fight came to City Hall, just as Dallas moved to shut down asphalt recycler

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas- ... t-recycler
by itsjrd1964
20 Mar 2019 20:58
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 255
Views: 45110

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

It would be good if they would work on the street crossings there, especially Pearl, Griffin, and Lamar. They are so rough.
by itsjrd1964
18 Mar 2019 16:21
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 255
Views: 45110

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

DART chief urges Congress to pass infrastructure bill, citing coming work on Cotton Belt and D2 lines

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dart/20 ... t-d2-lines
by itsjrd1964
18 Mar 2019 15:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Southern Dallas/Oak Cliff: misc. developments
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Southern Dallas/Oak Cliff: misc. developments

Emmitt Smith launches high-profile South Dallas mixed-use redevelopment Steve Brown still doesn't know South Dallas from Southern Dallas, but... Emmitt Smith's development firm has acquired the building that housed Urban League operations on South Lancaster near the VA Hospital. It is considered mi...
by itsjrd1964
17 Mar 2019 20:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 127
Views: 35511

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Builder's Reboot Ross project is a a vision to spruce up old Dallas ISD buildings The new owner is recycling the buildings, on the NW corner of Ross/Washington, and marketing them for mainly office uses. Eventually the owner plans a bigger project there, but not now. https://www.dallasnews.com/busi...
by itsjrd1964
17 Mar 2019 19:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 21565

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

'There's enormous pressure': A behind-the-scenes look at restoring the Dallas Holocaust Museum boxcar

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... eum-boxcar
by itsjrd1964
15 Mar 2019 18:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 90
Views: 22108

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Which intersection is getting the new signal light?
by itsjrd1964
15 Mar 2019 16:55
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Uptown: Griggs Park
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Uptown: Griggs Park

Parks for Downtown Dallas' Facebook page just posted this link about Griggs Park, the first Dallas park to honor an African-American.

https://www.swagroup.com/projects/grigg ... velopment/
by itsjrd1964
15 Mar 2019 16:36
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 14
Views: 2912

Re: Reverchon Park

'The best little ballpark in Dallas' strikes out on its 100th birthday after promised Reverchon redo goes nowhere

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas- ... es-nowhere
by itsjrd1964
15 Mar 2019 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 53644

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

From a Facebook post I just saw from the Epic, past and future versions of the Knights of Pythias building: https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t45.1600-4/cp0/q90/spS444/p600x600/54590857_23843218779710182_4875803421682171904_n.png.jpg?_nc_cat=108&efg=eyJxZV9ncm91cHMiOlsibm9fc2FmZV9pbWFnZV9mb...
by itsjrd1964
14 Mar 2019 13:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 30
Views: 6764

Re: Frisco Station

Frisco Station 'lifestyle hotel campus' billed as first of its kind is set for summer opening This DMN article says 'summer opening' but some sources are saying that it will be later in the year before all the hotels in 'The Hub' section of Frisco Station open. A combo Residence Inn/AC Hotel, a Can...
by itsjrd1964
14 Mar 2019 13:03
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Oak Lawn history
Replies: 9
Views: 1385

Re: Oak Lawn history

How did Dallas' Oak Lawn community get its start?

https://www.dallasnews.com/life/curious ... vestigates
by itsjrd1964
13 Mar 2019 21:59
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Arlington: Globe Life Field
Replies: 15
Views: 3080

Re: Arlington: Globe Life Field

D Magazine thinks renderings of the upcoming Rangers ballpark make it look like Minute Maid Park, where the Houston Astros play.

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... nute-maid/
by itsjrd1964
12 Mar 2019 13:46
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Allen: Allen Sports Village (cricket stadium)
Replies: 2
Views: 799

Re: Allen: Allen Sports Village (cricket stadium)

Developer says $500 million Allen cricket stadium still on track

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... till-track
by itsjrd1964
12 Mar 2019 13:19
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 104
Views: 19149

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

It seems that a much better option would be to extend the park EASTWARD a few hundred feet, and then work to integrate it with the Arts District by re configuring the Annette Strauss Square as a pass through to the core of the Arts District. That square, while beautiful, is hardly used and walled o...
by itsjrd1964
12 Mar 2019 13:13
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 15
Views: 3838

Re: DART: Bus system

I wonder what they'll do with all those electric buses they just acquired. Does seem odd. If you're a rider and you want to take a trip somewhere downtown, at least to me, "on-demand" means a cab, Uber, or Lyft.
by itsjrd1964
12 Mar 2019 13:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 40
Views: 4735

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

It's very good to finally have more weekend choice. Hopefully their success will lead to more places locating in DTD.
by itsjrd1964
12 Mar 2019 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 42
Views: 10182

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

Downtown Fort Worth is getting a new, urban-oriented hotel https://www.star-telegram.com/latest-news/jllr6p/picture227305829/alternates/FREE_768/AVID%20AT%20FORTWORTH%20-%20Peach%20St.jpg This will be an Avid hotel, a newer IHG lifestyle brand, on Samuels just north of Belknap. It will be on the no...
by itsjrd1964
11 Mar 2019 19:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 24
Views: 3043

Re: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good

Brief article about Hoque in D Magazine:
https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/ ... own-dallas

Interview with Hoque by Lee Cullum on KERA's "CEO":
https://video.kera.org/video/mike-hoque ... al-1jvfc8/
by itsjrd1964
11 Mar 2019 19:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 40
Views: 4735

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Hopefully the service is only bad because the place is new. But with a new market, and the brand's popularity at home, they really need to get with it.
by itsjrd1964
09 Mar 2019 17:52
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Celina: misc. developments
Replies: 0
Views: 157

Celina: misc. developments

$1 billion Collin County community is growing with land purchase Mustang Lakes, a development east of Preston Road, has decided to add on more than 500 acres to the land it already holds. This will give the development room for upwards of 3000 homesites. According to the development's website, ther...
by itsjrd1964
09 Mar 2019 17:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 31
Views: 4773

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Construction ramps up near Dallas' Galleria with high-rise hotel project https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51268227_1245427248942348_1916224492611305472_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=abb3a0ee5184f35ba4d44b3b2adad99d&oe=5D1AD472 Just north of the mall on Noel...
by itsjrd1964
08 Mar 2019 02:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 42
Views: 10182

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

An 18-story apartment building is coming to downtown Fort Worth https://www.star-telegram.com/latest-news/om6v54/picture227268969/alternates/LANDSCAPE_1140/transwestern%20apartments.JPG The report didn't include a name for the development, which will be on Weatherford Street near the Pier 1 office ...
by itsjrd1964
08 Mar 2019 01:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 58
Views: 10339

Re: Homelessness

Salvation Army's $95 million, 20-acre NW Dallas campus for homeless clears first hurdle The full City Council consideration comes in May. Will be interesting to see if they concur, or kick the can. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas-city-hall/2019/03/07/salvation-armys-95-million-20-acre-nw-dal...
by itsjrd1964
07 Mar 2019 01:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Tennyson Village
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: East Dallas: Tennyson Village

Developer drops plans for home community at Timberlawn hospital site

Centurion has reversed course, and won't develop the Timberlawn acreage after all.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... pital-site
by itsjrd1964
06 Mar 2019 13:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 58
Views: 10339

Re: Homelessness

If the Salvation Army's $95M homeless center can't be built here, it can't be built anywhere

The DMN editorializes the proposal by the Salvation Army.

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/edit ... t-anywhere
by itsjrd1964
05 Mar 2019 14:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 205
Views: 48210

Re: DFW Economy

That "200 miles" amount is a bit of an exaggeration.
by itsjrd1964
05 Mar 2019 13:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 178205

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

So is there any cure for the "bad location" restaurant spots? Or is any restaurant that locates in one of them certain to end up like Top Round? I'm guessing the problem is that those spots are on another side or not very visible compared to the others? At least the whole place isn't a bust.
by itsjrd1964
05 Mar 2019 09:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 40
Views: 4735

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Apparently the DTD Flying Biscuit location opened yesterday. Hours are 7am-3pm Monday-Friday, 7am-4pm Saturday-Sunday.

http://www.flyingbiscuit.com/locations- ... acificave/
Menu/prices: https://www.flyingbiscuit.com/wp-conten ... s-Menu.pdf
by itsjrd1964
05 Mar 2019 09:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 1700 Pacific
Replies: 38
Views: 4890

Re: 1700 Pacific

Apparently the DTD location opened yesterday. Hours are 7am-3pm Monday-Friday, 7am-4pm Saturday-Sunday.

http://www.flyingbiscuit.com/locations- ... acificave/
Menu/prices: https://www.flyingbiscuit.com/wp-conten ... s-Menu.pdf
by itsjrd1964
04 Mar 2019 19:26
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 190
Views: 43316

Re: DFW Airport

Watch: D Editor Tim Rogers Talks Selling DFW Airport on Fox 4’s Good Day https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/03/watch-d-editor-tim-rogers-talks-selling-dfw-airport-on-fox-4s-good-day/ Interesting idea, but would the City want to give up that kind of control? Would there be lawsuits or other ...
by itsjrd1964
04 Mar 2019 18:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 229
Views: 46310

Re: the Cotton Belt line

So it looks like the Cotton Belt will be getting a color designation after all to better align it with DART's other rail services. Apparently it's going to be called the "Silver Line" complete with special branding and custom logo. Seems like a good compromise between having a completely ...
by itsjrd1964
04 Mar 2019 11:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: Panther Island
Replies: 10
Views: 2709

Re: Fort Worth: Panther Island

$1.2 billion and no end in sight: Why Panther Island is so costly and complicated

https://www.star-telegram.com/latest-ne ... 28249.html
by itsjrd1964
03 Mar 2019 12:19
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 190
Views: 43316

Re: DFW Airport

To keep DFW’s economic engine revving, American Airlines has to make a call on a new terminal

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... w-terminal

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