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by exelone31
13 Mar 2018 14:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dallas Real Estate
Replies: 8
Views: 1358

Re: Dallas Real Estate

Whelp, I found my dream house: https://www.redfin.com/TX/Dallas/1822-Cadiz-St-75201/home/31122202 Obviously way out of my price range, but it would certainly be cool to buy something like this, convert it into a house, and, once the city develops around you you'll be set. I honestly didn't know som...
by exelone31
07 Mar 2018 12:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 306
Views: 45573

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Rum, Mezcal and Mexican Food — Armoury D.E. Team to Open an Eatery in the Old Luscher's The team behind Armoury D.E. is opening its second restaurant in the same neighborhood that’s already shown them some love. Peter Novotny and Dan Murry plan to open Ruins in April, taking the former Luscher’s Re...
by exelone31
02 Mar 2018 08:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 336
Views: 50015

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Yeah, pretty far out from Bishop Arts, but seems like a decent develop either way, and I'm actually happy to see development occur outside of the immediate bishop arts area. I really think this is one of the few areas that could become very bike friendly in the near future. The area is dense, but t...
by exelone31
01 Mar 2018 16:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 336
Views: 50015

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

More Apartments Are Headed to Bishop Arts Five stories of apartments, 20 townhomes, and ground-floor retail, to be more precise. https://www.dmagazine.com/commercial-real-estate/2018/03/more-apartments-headed-to-bishop-arts/ West Davis Street near North Oak Cliff Boulevard, according to the very va...
by exelone31
01 Mar 2018 15:36
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: FC Dallas is really good ya'll
Replies: 21
Views: 4054

Re: FC Dallas is really good ya'll

Do we need to re-title this thread? What HAPPENED to this team?!?!?!?!? Haha wow. I was hopping onto this thread to make the comment, "Hey, FC Dallas isn't very good anymore", and I guess I beat myself to the punch 5 months ago. Anyone else torture themselves by going to that game last ni...
by exelone31
28 Feb 2018 15:49
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 241
Views: 32256

Re: Legacy West

I have to admit... I was quite impressed with the place when I visited a week ago. Maybe I'm crazy, but I think having one of these in the CBD would perform even better, and put the final nail in the coffin of the tunnel eateries. I've always thought this was kind of the idea behind the revamp of t...
by exelone31
28 Feb 2018 13:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 241
Views: 32256

Re: Legacy West

I have to admit... I was quite impressed with the place when I visited a week ago. Maybe I'm crazy, but I think having one of these in the CBD would perform even better, and put the final nail in the coffin of the tunnel eateries. I've always thought this was kind of the idea behind the revamp of t...
by exelone31
23 Feb 2018 16:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 257
Views: 44952

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

The ping pong rates seem silly, not sure what pool tables typically run. The bowling prices aren't terrible compared to places like Bowl and Barrel ($30/hr off-peak, $50/hr weekends) or Bowlounge ($4.75/game/person off-peak, $6.80/game/person on peak). I hope this does well and carves a path for oth...
by exelone31
23 Feb 2018 11:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 257
Views: 44952

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)



Wow, that looks awesome! It also looks really, really big, which I hope isn't an issue money-wise if it isn't jam-packed all the time.
by exelone31
21 Feb 2018 08:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 275
Views: 37833

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Possible departure of Hard Rock Cafe? " Arguably the most notable tenant is the Hard Rock Café that occupies over 9K SF in the building. Shafer said WRC and Hard Rock Café are in talks regarding lease terms to see whether or not Hard Rock will stay. " https://www.bisnow.com/dallas-ft-wort...
by exelone31
09 Feb 2018 14:43
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART: Expansion
Replies: 100
Views: 11949

Re: DART: Expansion

It's too bad DART didn't leverage the giant recent revamp of LBJ to sneak in some sort of transit line, even a dedicated BRT line.
by exelone31
25 Jan 2018 12:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 36
Views: 6729

Re: Fair Park

https://www.dallasnews.com/life/curious-texas/2018/01/24/curious-texas-hiding-archives-state-fair-texas Jorge Esteban of Dallas asks Curious Texas: The State Fair of Texas has a hidden collection of memorabilia from the 1936 Centennial Exposition that was supposed to be featured in a permanent exhi...
by exelone31
25 Jan 2018 12:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 60
Views: 4320

Re: East Downtown Dallas Redevelopment ~24 buildings

This is huge! I'm excited to see what kind of restaurant they've got in store for the old KLIF building. This will be a key connecting development between the Farmers Market and Main Street.
by exelone31
24 Jan 2018 12:11
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Oak Cliff Deck Park
Replies: 11
Views: 2473

Re: Oak Cliff Deck Park

Per City Manager T.C. Broadnax, groundbreaking for the Southern Gateway Project will take place on Wednesday, February 28. I believe the first phase of the project is the one closest to downtown which includes the structural support for the deck park. On a related note, it was revealed during the A...
by exelone31
22 Jan 2018 14:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 16446

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

Do we want to go ahead and take odds on which steakhouse will occupy the bottom floor of this one?
by exelone31
10 Jan 2018 11:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 47
Views: 6917

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

For those curious, I was able to find one of the original renderings for this project too.

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by exelone31
09 Jan 2018 15:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 336
Views: 50015

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Thanks. I googled it, and found their site for anyone else who wants to see it: http://www.bishoparts.com/ Not a whole lot of concrete info there, but you can get a general sense of the master plan for the area. This area will be completely transformed (more than it already has) in the coming years...
by exelone31
09 Jan 2018 08:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 336
Views: 50015

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Phase 2 is just getting started behind the little artwork plaza they've had there for a while, but you can already tell this will be a much larger structure than 1. They have actually started work at the northeast corner of Melba & Bishop as well. The colorful house has been stripped to the stu...
by exelone31
27 Dec 2017 12:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 32
Views: 5576

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

^ So awesome! Love the restoration of this building, and hopefully the grounds get spruced up a bit out front as the tenants fill it.
by exelone31
20 Dec 2017 12:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 2671

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

Wow, "Avenue to the Arts" is an awful name. I'm ok with it if it's an alternate name (ie - the Magnificent Mile aka Michigan Avenue in Chicago), but a complete rename is weak.
by exelone31
15 Dec 2017 08:28
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Frisco: National Soccer Hall of Fame
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: Frisco: National Soccer Hall of Fame

One argument that could be made in favor of Frisco (but more so Dallas) is the presence of the Dallas Cup. While that isn't necessarily aligned with senior team level soccer, it is a pretty prestigious tournament. The fact that the final is now played up in Frisco may be a nice tie-in, but I will ad...
by exelone31
13 Dec 2017 12:21
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Frisco: National Soccer Hall of Fame
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: Frisco: National Soccer Hall of Fame

I'm curious what kind of draw this will be. FC Dallas' struggles with attendance are fairly well documented, so I am hoping that this will provide some kind of jump in interest.
by exelone31
13 Dec 2017 11:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 306
Views: 45573

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

DMN architecture critic Mark Lamster on Novel Deep Ellum: "this is how you destroy a city" Link? I believe it was just a comment he posted on a re-tweet of the DMN article. To me, this seems like a reasonable use of that land. It's outside of the "busy" area of Deep Ellum, and a...
by exelone31
13 Dec 2017 11:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 112
Views: 15476

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Valley View Center — and the plan to revive the area — is in shambles https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/12/12/valley-view-mall-plan-revive-shambles So sad to watch. The Beck's need to sell to someone who has the ability to execute. They have shown they are inept to pull this one of...
by exelone31
12 Dec 2017 14:46
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 53
Views: 6837

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

muncien wrote:
muncien wrote:Took me like an hour to get what was going on here...

wade
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I need some caffeine


Hahaha, that's brilliant!
by exelone31
12 Dec 2017 14:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 139
Views: 20445

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

lakewoodhobo wrote:Cambria hotel lobby (restaurant?) looking close to finished.

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Wow! That looks very sharp
by exelone31
11 Dec 2017 12:05
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 53
Views: 6837

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

With that gigantic hole in the ground, I'm sure some enterprising water park operator could come in and turn it into the world's largest, deepest pool!
by exelone31
07 Dec 2017 12:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 112
Views: 15476

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Just out of curiosity, are there any penalties that are assessed to property owners for leaving half-demolished carcasses of buildings sitting on the side of the road?
by exelone31
07 Dec 2017 10:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 241
Views: 32256

Re: Legacy West

Real food halls are not. This is a food court. A real food hall as the term was initially used would include both prepared food vendors and produce/dairies/butchers/bakeries vendors. They would not include as much seating either. The term is trendy now though for any upscale food court. Agreed, and...
by exelone31
05 Dec 2017 12:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 112
Views: 15476

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I'm curious what this means for the demolition of the rest of the mall. The last I recall reading (and what I see everyday driving by) is that demolition has halted on the mall.

Would they simply knock off the Sears piece and leave gaping holes on two sides of Valley View?
by exelone31
01 Dec 2017 12:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 257
Views: 44952

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

I went to the breakfast spot, Overeasy, a couple weeks ago. The place is designed really nicely, but the food was pretty average. Not terrible, but nothing that really blew me away. The staff does wear bolos as part of their uniform though, so that's a big plus. The brisket hash is quite nice, and ...
by exelone31
30 Nov 2017 15:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 257
Views: 44952

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

I went to the breakfast spot, Overeasy, a couple weeks ago. The place is designed really nicely, but the food was pretty average. Not terrible, but nothing that really blew me away. The staff does wear bolos as part of their uniform though, so that's a big plus.
by exelone31
17 Nov 2017 08:25
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 122
Views: 19247

Re: Dallas Bike Share: VBikes, Spin, LimeBike

I took a vbike for the first time this past weekend. It was ok, definitely good enough for riding around downtown to a few stops.

I feel the same way as dpatel, I like the fact they're a local company and want to support them. The new model looks great!
by exelone31
13 Nov 2017 16:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Commissary - 1217 Main St
Replies: 88
Views: 19035

Re: Downtown Dallas: Synn Building 1217 Main St

Stopped by Commissary on Friday for lunch. The place was packed! The food was amazing as well. If you're hungry for an incredible French Dip or Porchetta sandwich, look no further.
by exelone31
21 Oct 2017 05:56
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 241
Views: 32256

Re: Legacy West

I know this one's been rumored to open anytime now (currently November 6th I believe), but does anyone think it will be open by the end of this year? I've got to imagine the coordination for all the vendors/etc is quite an undertaking. I'm hoping this becomes a big attraction, as it would provide a ...
by exelone31
16 Oct 2017 12:19
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: FC Dallas is really good ya'll
Replies: 21
Views: 4054

Re: FC Dallas is really good ya'll

Do we need to re-title this thread? What HAPPENED to this team?!?!?!?!?
by exelone31
09 Oct 2017 09:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 27
Views: 4059

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

What I'm guessing (pure shot in the dark) they mean by a "Las Vegas Pool" is something like a full-sized Sisu. That is definitely not my scene, but it seems to be extremely popular.
by exelone31
01 Oct 2017 08:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Commissary - 1217 Main St
Replies: 88
Views: 19035

Re: Downtown Dallas: Synn Building 1217 Main St

WOW! That looks great! Such a unique and creative outcome for what was a pretty plain building.
by exelone31
28 Sep 2017 14:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 112
Views: 15476

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/09/28/valley-view-mall-supposed-gone-now-remains-zombieland Sounds like this one is back on hold for the foreseeable future. I thought it was odd that demolition of the garage stopped just a week or two after the "groundbreaking" ceremony...
by exelone31
22 Sep 2017 11:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Activity
Replies: 11
Views: 1593

Re: Forum Activity

texasstar wrote:I find it useful to just click Quick Links and Unread Posts to keep up with what's being posted.


Ah nice, thanks @texassstar!
by exelone31
21 Sep 2017 08:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Activity
Replies: 11
Views: 1593

Re: Forum Activity

IMHO, the switch to the new UI was a bit of a downgrade. I'm not able to recognize new activity as easily (bolded thread titles was a big help). Also, it took a long time for my computer to allow access to the forum, to the point where I had stopped checking for quite a while. I'm not sure if others...
by exelone31
20 Sep 2017 10:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 81
Views: 11561

Re: West End 1.0

That plaza near Dallas Alley looks great! Does anyone know if the brewery is still a go down there? Last I saw there had been some delays, but wasn't sure if it had been scrapped all together or not. I inquired about it a year ago. It's dead. Thanks! Well hopefully this development will bring some ...
by exelone31
20 Sep 2017 08:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 81
Views: 11561

Re: West End 1.0

That plaza near Dallas Alley looks great! Does anyone know if the brewery is still a go down there? Last I saw there had been some delays, but wasn't sure if it had been scrapped all together or not.
by exelone31
12 Sep 2017 08:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: M Line Tower (240 FT / 20 ST)
Replies: 64
Views: 15098

Re: Uptown Dallas: M Line Tower (240 FT / 20 ST)

Thanks for the pics, Thymant!
by exelone31
28 Aug 2017 14:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Commissary - 1217 Main St
Replies: 88
Views: 19035

Re: Downtown Dallas: Synn Building 1217 Main St

Love it! Thanks for sharing the pic!

Amazing the transformation of this building.
by exelone31
26 Jul 2017 12:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 92
Views: 16226

Re: The Cedars Developments

Thanks, I missed that one. It sounds like he'd like to reopen the tunnel, but I'd imagine that's more of a "nice to have" at this point.
by exelone31
26 Jul 2017 09:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 92
Views: 16226

Re: The Cedars Developments

Wasn't there something listed before about an underground tunnel that connected the Ambassador to somewhere in the Cedars? Does anyone happen to know if that still exists? If it connects to Four Corners, that'd be an AWESOME amenity to feature.
by exelone31
25 Jul 2017 10:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 92
Views: 16226

Re: The Cedars Developments

Is there an Ambassador thread? Looks like work is getting started per the DMN article below: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/07/25/construction-kicks-historic-ambassador-hotel-renovations Lake is starting work to transform the historic building into 103 "micro" apartme...
by exelone31
25 Jul 2017 09:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cedars: Hotel Lorenzo
Replies: 26
Views: 6589

Re: Cedars: Hotel Lorenzo

At least we have two trendy hotels in the Cedars now. Let's see if any neighboring development makes the Lorenzo more of a wider hotspot than just a cool hotel on an island. There are a lot of great things happening in this area, and it seems inevitable that infill developments will start to connec...
by exelone31
14 Jul 2017 11:02
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 104
Views: 13519

Re: Trinity River Park

It's too bad we don't have a recent example of newly-developed park space leading to a giant spike in development in the immediate and ancillary areas around the park. OH, I have an idea! Hear me out on this one. . . . . Deck park over the Trinity. Hahaha. That would be hilarious. Can we build a la...

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