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by TXGunLover
12 Nov 2018 11:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Here's a little blurb about Shake Shack in Las Colinas. Has a photo too in case you haven't been by the site recently. https://escapehatchdallas.com/2018/11/las-colinas-is-getting-a-shake-shack-very-soon/ Nice to have it, but the one in Plano was disappointing. Not as terrible as in-and-out, but no...
by TXGunLover
08 Nov 2018 14:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I think there was a PF Changs listed as well... could be wrong.
by TXGunLover
26 Oct 2018 09:34
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Another tenant signed for the Music Factory... The Green Gator- a Cajun themed Sports Bar from Frisco. https://dallas.eater.com/2018/10/25/18022960/green-gator-cajun-food-toyota-music-factory-irving I like this move... at least it's not another Yardhouse/Thirst Lion copycat. Haven't seen any other ...
by TXGunLover
27 Aug 2018 16:19
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Sadly they dumped sixty vine
by TXGunLover
27 Aug 2018 15:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Mexican Sugar will be right next to Whiskey Cake in addition to Lupe's and Walk-Ons.
by TXGunLover
17 Aug 2018 13:56
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Was iPic possibly originally going into that dev or am I thinking of something else?
by TXGunLover
17 Aug 2018 09:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Until then, the LC Urban Center will likely remain a place for young couples without families, and possibly empty nesters. But there's really nothing wrong with that. Other than, the population demographics in the area cannot support such growth in entertainment as seen in areas such as Frisco... I...
by TXGunLover
16 Aug 2018 14:13
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Las Colinas needs a good museum. I would argue it needs a better public school district first, instead of CFB. I am a product of the CFB school system - compared to the alternative of Irving ISD, I do not know what your complaint is. I grew up in the Hackberry area and had friends living less than ...
by TXGunLover
16 Aug 2018 12:28
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

tamtagon wrote:Las Colinas needs a good museum.

I would argue it needs a better public school district first, instead of CFB.
by TXGunLover
08 Aug 2018 16:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

That is definitely concerning... Both of those are pretty low rent run establishments. They may do something more upscale, but apparently there wasn't a long list of top tier interest to chose from.
by TXGunLover
06 Aug 2018 17:17
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

ignition wrote:Y'all know Thirsty Lion takes reservations via Open Table, right? No wait...

Yep, but they were booked.
by TXGunLover
06 Aug 2018 09:32
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Haha... we ate at Thirsty Lion too! Waited about 45 minutes... it was packed.
by TXGunLover
06 Aug 2018 08:19
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

We attended the Erasure concert Friday night and, like most of our other experiences (4 trips to Alamo + 4-5 trips for dinner at other places), we had a great time. We valet very time just in front of the TCBY and that's always worked well, yeah $10-$20 but easy in and out where we want to go. Durin...
by TXGunLover
03 Aug 2018 10:29
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Hopefully a hotel will do better than those doomed restaurants... just a terrible location.
by TXGunLover
25 Jul 2018 11:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

It's in the whole foods parking lot. Also Market Street filed permits for the Shops at Las Colinas.
by TXGunLover
16 Jul 2018 09:18
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Pretty stoked about Gingerman coming to town. That'll be a very frequent stop for me, no doubt. I'd still like to see another hotel come in as part of phase 2. I remember way back in the day, it was supposed to include a Hotel ZaZa. Are we talking about Cypress Waters? That whole development in my ...
by TXGunLover
12 Jul 2018 15:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Cypress Waters might as well be Coppell.


Or Irving, but it is actually Dallas.
by TXGunLover
12 Jul 2018 14:26
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Thinking about Cypress Waters and all the success Billingsley is having, why don't we give her the old Texas Stadium site? I mean at this point something along the lines of Cypress Water is probably the best we could hope for at that site. And honestly, I'm pretty impressed with what she's done out...
by TXGunLover
11 Jul 2018 21:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Nokia moved to Dallas (Cypress Waters) due to a large tax break.
by TXGunLover
26 Jun 2018 15:28
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Pacific Table looks good... Irving's nationally unique diversity does however mean that what works in other areas (Southlake, Frisco/Plano) won't necessarily work here. One of the things that makes Irving unique is its highly diverse population, however that doesn't mean that what works in other are...
by TXGunLover
22 Jun 2018 20:48
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

It isn't about population... It's about what the population does for entertainment.
by TXGunLover
20 Jun 2018 12:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Expected traffic to the venues is about 45% below plan for this period of development.
by TXGunLover
15 Jun 2018 09:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

They're not going to be able to lease those spaces anytime soon. It will be the better part of 6 months to 12 months before we see anything replace them.
by TXGunLover
05 Jun 2018 16:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

It's not the population but the desires and behaviors of said population.
by TXGunLover
05 Jun 2018 14:50
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Is it too much all at once? It's possible that there is not a sufficient population that fits the demographic to support this many places. It may take time, or it may never... the market will decide and the area will be leased in a way that fits the market demand. That could be what they're aiming ...
by TXGunLover
31 May 2018 10:08
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

If the demand exists, they'll fill them quickly once legally able to do so. If it doesn't, they'll sit.
by TXGunLover
29 May 2018 14:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Demographics, demographics, demographics.
by TXGunLover
29 May 2018 13:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

They yanked the post off facebook, but it's not a total surprise... Billy Bob's hasn't been too successful anywhere other than their original location in FW, and the parking and low demand of the music factory area just can't support a place like that. Sad, but inevitable, Texas Jam House, Bar Manza...
by TXGunLover
16 May 2018 11:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

They were lucky to get Whole Foods... WF almost completely backed out. WF has been concerned with the ability to make the store profitable, but their influx from the Amazon purchase allowed them to proceed.
by TXGunLover
06 May 2018 08:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Had a great meal at Texas Jam House last night. Place was fairly busy for 5pm.
by TXGunLover
12 Apr 2018 13:56
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

You have a very different population make up, both behaviorally and income-wise in the Frisco/Plano area.
by TXGunLover
12 Apr 2018 13:01
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Yep. It's always about demographics, and the area doesn't support it any more than Victory Plaza did in Dallas.
by TXGunLover
12 Mar 2018 14:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

We visited El Famoso this weekend as well, and it's absolutely awful. They won't make it 6 months with the rent they have and the terrible food quality.
by TXGunLover
06 Mar 2018 14:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Walk On's broke ground on Regent by Pinstack and Whiskey Cake yesterday.
by TXGunLover
05 Mar 2018 10:29
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Walk On's and Pinstack in far west Irving are what folks are looking for.
by TXGunLover
04 Mar 2018 20:17
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Tried Yard House on Friday night around 6. Great food, awful service. Everyone was waiting around for BAR drinks 15 minutes or more at their tables. Food was great quality, great atmosphere, I only ended up having 2 beers with my meal and the same for my wife, because that's all that they could get ...
by TXGunLover
21 Feb 2018 09:56
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

After living in Las Colinas for 20 years, I can say the following: 1) No area is better for living close to your work, which, regardless of what people say, they desire. 2) Lack of a good school district (Irving or Carollton-Farmers Branch don't compare to Frisco/Plano/Marcus) is a HUGE factor why t...
by TXGunLover
18 Jan 2018 08:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

The old Pollo Tropical location in the Whole Foods parking lot will become a Sleep Number Bed store.
by TXGunLover
07 Jan 2018 19:32
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Propoaed market Street is for Las Colinas and the George Bush.
by TXGunLover
07 Aug 2017 10:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Yep, we went to pinstack for the 2nd time last night and it was packed. The retro Batman pinball is awesome!
by TXGunLover
09 Jul 2017 16:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

One more useless misuse of taxpayer money just like the Dallas bridge fiascos. How about fix the roads in Las Colinas instead or kill all the welfare programs draining the city south of Northgate.
by TXGunLover
14 Jun 2017 10:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Whole Foods presented to the city they'd open in October.
by TXGunLover
12 Jun 2017 10:25
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

They definitely have big issues. I wouldn't be surprised if they go belly up before it opens.
by TXGunLover
09 Jun 2017 10:35
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

More feet dragging on Whole Foods. No hiring going on, and the corporate HQ now reports "perhaps this fall" as an opening date, per an email inquiry.
by TXGunLover
25 Apr 2017 11:47
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

They were definitely not a good restaurant, but you also don't have a lot of others jumping on the chance at the market either in that general area.
by TXGunLover
25 Apr 2017 07:32
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

The Pollo Tropical in the not quite yet Whole Foods parking lot has gone out of business (along with the rest of the Pollo Tropicals in North Texas).
by TXGunLover
27 Mar 2017 14:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Right click on the article and open incognito and it wont be blocked.
by TXGunLover
27 Jan 2017 14:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Starbucks has one of the most robust expansion programs still underway today. They will open where they find areas that can be profitable (revenue surpasses expenses).
by TXGunLover
12 Jan 2017 14:52
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Most of the north is in CFBISD and that's not a whole lot better. As a parent and a 20 year Las Colinas resident, I believe education options, not entertainment options are what's missing in Las Colinas. South Irving to me, is only a welfare state spending the money from taxes from north Irving, aga...
by TXGunLover
10 Jan 2017 13:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 716
Views: 112880

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Goosehead Insurance has rented 62,000 square feet of office space in the Solana development in Westlake on State Highway 114 moving from an office on Royal in Irving.

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