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by itsjrd1964
15 Jan 2019 23:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0
Replies: 42
Views: 6922

Re: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0

H-E-B was just named the 4th-best grocery store in the U.S., according to a survey

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/bus ... ing-survey
by itsjrd1964
15 Jan 2019 23:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: Panther Island
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: Fort Worth: Panther Island

When will those Panther Island bridges be open? Not as soon as commuters might hope Bridges on North Main Street and on Jacksboro Highway are going in as part of the Panther Island project, but long delays have put off work. Parallel detours have been in use during the work on both bridges. Now it ...
by itsjrd1964
15 Jan 2019 22:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 36
Views: 7567

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

Northside ‘has languished in need for decades,’ but now it’s getting $3M investment

This is similar to what the city has done for areas like "Stop Six" and others.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/loca ... 29035.html
by itsjrd1964
15 Jan 2019 22:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 22
Views: 3004

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Tesla opens a showroom in Galleria Dallas as Texas laws remain unwelcoming

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... nwelcoming
by itsjrd1964
15 Jan 2019 08:10
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 167
Views: 35354

Re: DFW Airport

Latest Shake Shack opens at DFW Airport's Terminal C

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/dfw ... terminal-c
by itsjrd1964
14 Jan 2019 20:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 134
Views: 26085

Re: AT&T Discovery District

AT&T grows its downtown Dallas campus with historic building purchase

I wonder if they'll change the name ("Seven AT&T"?).

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... g-purchase
by itsjrd1964
13 Jan 2019 20:29
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 167
Views: 35354

Re: DFW Airport

by itsjrd1964
13 Jan 2019 19:06
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 72
Views: 10818

Re: TexRail

There is a walkway between the DART light rail and the TexRail area at DFW. It is adjacent to the Crossunder that is just north of the 2 stations. The first pic is on the DART side, with the DART area on the left, and the walkway under the bridge and leading off to the right of the pic. The other pi...
by itsjrd1964
12 Jan 2019 22:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 134
Views: 26085

Re: AT&T Discovery District

AT&T Buys Historic Interurban Building AT&T is adding the Interurban to the Discovery District area, but current building residents get to stay put (supposedly). The last paragraph of the article does mention AT&T looking at the Interurban for additional parking availability. https://ww...
by itsjrd1964
12 Jan 2019 00:10
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Prosper: misc. developments
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Prosper: misc. developments

California investor teams up with Dallas builder on two new Prosper neighborhoods More homes are coming to the Windsong Ranch area (US 380, west of Dallas N. Tollway), with a combined 3000+ planned, yet-to-be-built, and already-built homes there in total. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-es...
by itsjrd1964
11 Jan 2019 23:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Sachse: misc. developments
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Sachse: misc. developments

$250 million mixed-use development coming in Sachse This new development will be along the Bush Turnpike east of Firewheel Town Center. It will include houses, apartments, retail/commercial, and expansion of an existing city park. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/01/11/250-milli...
by itsjrd1964
11 Jan 2019 23:44
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Hall Office Park
Replies: 20
Views: 4775

Re: Frisco: Hall Office Park

Frisco's Hall Park gets go-ahead for more than 2,000 housing units, taller buildings

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -buildings
by itsjrd1964
11 Jan 2019 22:18
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 228
Views: 34215

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

https://www.dart.org/about/inmotion/winter18/images/trainseats.jpg I was on a bus not too long ago that had a few (not all) of the seats redone in this blue color. You can't tell from the picture, but there is a bit of texture in the vinyl, it's not shiny-smooth. I guess it'll be easier to tell if ...
by itsjrd1964
11 Jan 2019 21:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 161
Views: 33794

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

They're dumping dirt on the empty lot, smoothing it with a Bobcat and then steamrolling it. Any idea the point of this? First reaction is parking lot but why would they put the construction site banner fence up? If the project were underway, and there's (per the Loopnet .pdf) multiple levels of und...
by itsjrd1964
11 Jan 2019 21:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 106
Views: 26109

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Plans are in the works to improve landscaping and add better sidewalks to the District, especially along Harry Hines. Eventually the planners want to add 6500 trees and 21 miles of sidewalk. https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/01/how-transforming-the-medical-district-could-transform-dallas/ h...
by itsjrd1964
11 Jan 2019 20:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Element Hotel (Dallas Health & Rehabilitation Center)
Replies: 6
Views: 2408

Re: East Dallas: Element Hotel (Dallas Health & Rehabilitation Center)

I looked at the hotel website, it looked like it was open, so I called--sure enough, it opened New Year's Eve. The hotel includes: * 151 rooms * 4 room types * in-room kitchens * salt-water pool * 2 outdoor patio areas * free breakfast * evening reception (4 times/week with snacks, beer, wine) * coi...
by itsjrd1964
11 Jan 2019 02:10
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: More Buc-ee's!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2001

Re: More Buc-ee's!!

The Royse City and Melissa locations are set to open later this year, while the Ennis location is just getting started on its construction--it's now due to be completed next year.

http://www.fox4news.com/news/buc-ees-st ... ening-soon
by itsjrd1964
09 Jan 2019 19:15
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grapevine: Grapevine Mills
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: Grapevine: Grapevine Mills

The mall has landed the first US location of Peppa Pig's World of Play, based on the children's show from the UK. It will open next year. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/leisure/2018/06/05/grapevine-mills-get-first-us-location-peppa-pig-play-center Update: the Peppa Pig's World of Play space is...
by itsjrd1964
09 Jan 2019 19:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: VisitDallas gets audited
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: VisitDallas gets audited

VisitDallas officials defend convention, visitors bureau after negative audit

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas- ... tive-audit
by itsjrd1964
09 Jan 2019 18:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Tennyson Village
Replies: 3
Views: 290

East Dallas: Tennyson Village

Dallas' vacant Timberlawn hospital campus is eyed for new residential neighborhood Centurion American wants to put several hundred homes on the property. https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1547058065-tennysonvillage.jpg?auto=format&q=50&or=0&w=600 https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-esta...
by itsjrd1964
09 Jan 2019 00:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Retail / shopping issues
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: Retail / shopping issues

Retail occupancy rate hits 92.4 percent in Dallas-Fort Worth despite rise of online shopping

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... -stabilize
by itsjrd1964
09 Jan 2019 00:49
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: African American Museum at Fair Park
Replies: 0
Views: 55

African American Museum at Fair Park

Dallas' African American Museum to celebrate 25 years at Fair Park

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/communi ... e-25-years
by itsjrd1964
09 Jan 2019 00:41
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lakewood-White Rock: Garland Rd./Grand/Gaston intersection
Replies: 18
Views: 1881

Re: Lakewood-White Rock: Garland Rd./Grand/Gaston intersection

TxDOT has decided to move ahead with its preferred plan on the intersection, despite previous opposition by some wanting a different layout. The map shows the plan TxDOT has picked. Construction should start on the intersection by sometime next year. https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1535150519-reverset....
by itsjrd1964
07 Jan 2019 21:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 17
Views: 2348

Re: Preston Center

D looks at 3 issues concerning those around the Preston Center area.

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... on-center/
by itsjrd1964
07 Jan 2019 18:58
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 72
Views: 10818

Re: TexRail

Waiting on a train? TEXRail’s on-again, off-again opening set for Thursday

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/traf ... 39975.html
by itsjrd1964
07 Jan 2019 18:55
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 72
Views: 10818

Re: TexRail

Some are questioning what the real reason is for the TexRail delay.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/traf ... 18410.html
by itsjrd1964
07 Jan 2019 18:48
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: VisitDallas gets audited
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: VisitDallas gets audited

After 'scathing audit,' VisitDallas will visit city officials demanding answers

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas- ... ng-answers
by itsjrd1964
07 Jan 2019 01:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 94
Views: 24180

Re: The Cedars Developments

Didn't know about this, but the Nylo Hotel on Lamar is now Canvas Hotel Dallas (https://canvashoteldallas.com/). (A Google of the other Nylo properties finds the others have changed as well, with the Plano, Las Colinas, and Providence-Warwick, RI hotels becoming Tapestry Collection by Hilton propert...
by itsjrd1964
06 Jan 2019 21:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Vickery Meadow
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Vickery Meadow

Here's why Vickery Meadow's $8M public library will be like no other in Dallas

It looks like the long-promised library will get built there after all.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas/ ... ke-no-city
by itsjrd1964
04 Jan 2019 22:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grapevine: misc. developments
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Grapevine: misc. developments

More lodging/residential/fun coming to Grapevine: * A Wisconsin company is planning a development with 490 hotel rooms, 100 condos (a timeshare format), and an indoor water park on Grapevine Mills Blvd. * A pricey 275-unit apartment complex and a dual-branded (Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites) hotel o...
by itsjrd1964
04 Jan 2019 22:25
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon
Replies: 21
Views: 4521

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Rowlett sues over Bayside, stands by expectation of 'world-class destination' at Lake Ray Hubbard

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/rowlett ... ay-hubbard
by itsjrd1964
04 Jan 2019 22:21
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: VisitDallas gets audited
Replies: 4
Views: 258

VisitDallas gets audited

Dallas City Hall has very B_G problems with its convention and visitors bureau

Our Mr. Wilonsky is on the case, yet again. Looks like a very sticky situation.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas- ... ors-bureau
by itsjrd1964
04 Jan 2019 22:08
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 72
Views: 10818

Re: TexRail

by itsjrd1964
04 Jan 2019 22:00
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Southwest Airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 4880

Re: Southwest Airlines

Another Dallas business icon has left the building, as longtime former Southwest CEO Herb Kelleher has passed away. He was 87. https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2019/01/04/herb-kellehers-genius-inspiring-loyalty-joy-among-southwest-airlines-employees https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/co...
by itsjrd1964
04 Jan 2019 17:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The DEEP ELLUM Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Re: The DEEP ELLUM Thread

Hail and farewell to a 121-year-old Dallas business whose closing will again reshape Deep Ellum

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... deep-ellum
by itsjrd1964
02 Jan 2019 17:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 72
Views: 10818

Re: TexRail

Not unlike the Knox-Henderson station that didn't happen because it was unwanted (until after the dust settled and the light rail proved popular), and the same with Corinth along the DCTA A-Train. Oh well, more transit and trains for the rest of us....
by itsjrd1964
02 Jan 2019 17:14
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Public Housing
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Public Housing

Dallas Housing Authority taps a dozen property firms for redevelopment plans DHA is looking at redevelopment of 7 different sites by collaborating with several development firms. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/01/02/dallas-housing-authority-taps-dozen-property-firms-redevelopm...
by itsjrd1964
02 Jan 2019 04:57
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

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

I watched it on Channel 5, it looked quite good. IMO, the Victory Park NYE fireworks really were lame in comparison.

Ch. 5 has archived video of the fireworks:
https://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/th ... 51002.html
by itsjrd1964
31 Dec 2018 23:43
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 72
Views: 10818

Re: TexRail

Tarrant County's TEXRail makes maiden voyage to DFW Airport

Dignitaries and VIPs rode an inaugural run of a TexRail train to DFW today.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/transpo ... fw-airport
by itsjrd1964
30 Dec 2018 02:02
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 72
Views: 10818

Re: TexRail

North Texas Commuter Rail, Covering 27 Miles, Launches Next Week

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Texas ... 66251.html
by itsjrd1964
29 Dec 2018 02:57
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 72
Views: 10818

Re: TexRail

Sporting a Euro feel, the $1B TEXRail line connecting Fort Worth and DFW Airport debuts in one week

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/transpo ... s-one-week
by itsjrd1964
29 Dec 2018 02:38
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: Bobbie Wygant: "Talking to the Stars"
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Bobbie Wygant: "Talking to the Stars"

Wygant, the KXAS/5 fixture that has out-tenured all other on-camera reporters/anchors/hosts in DFW, has come out with a new book called "Talking to the Stars". She has interviewed countless actors and celebrities (many if not most are surely in the book), as well as working in other roles ...
by itsjrd1964
29 Dec 2018 00:33
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: TX Bicycle Tourism Trails Study (BTTS)
Replies: 0
Views: 66

TX Bicycle Tourism Trails Study (BTTS)

The BTTS has completed and published its study, which begins the process of looking into a statewide bicycle tourism trail system. Tourism and recreation possibilities are acknowledged, and bikeway paths and design characteristics are presented. An accompanying state map shows 3 levels of trails: cr...
by itsjrd1964
28 Dec 2018 23:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 1700 Pacific
Replies: 28
Views: 2912

Re: 1700 Pacific

Here's a link to a post I put in the DTD Retail (topic really needs renaming...) thread about the upcoming Flying Biscuit Cafe space:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=92&p=20643#p20643
by itsjrd1964
28 Dec 2018 23:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 112
Views: 21361

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Just checked out the progress on the Flying Biscuit Cafe space (Elm/Ervay, 1700 Pacific building). Outdoor signage is up, workers are still at it on the interior. Workers told me they are a week or 2 from being ready, while building security says it will be within a month's time. The security guy sa...
by itsjrd1964
27 Dec 2018 03:07
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Highway lighting outages in construction zones
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Highway lighting outages in construction zones

Amazing that those lights still aren't back on. It's dark as pitch in the unlit areas at night most nights.
by itsjrd1964
26 Dec 2018 00:33
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 72
Views: 10818

Re: TexRail

I don't know if this video was already posted, but I just found this look inside a TexRail car, as well as part of a speech by Grapevine's mayor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu4TsHpHkWs
by itsjrd1964
25 Dec 2018 20:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 75
Views: 16812

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Just saw the museum this week from the light rail. Looks like most of the copper siding is on the building now. Meanwhile, fundraising results have been revealed from the Museum's October dinner at the Hilton Anatole. Almost $2 million was raised. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/philanthropy/201...

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