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by DPatel304
21 Aug 2018 22:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 400 North Olive St. (Sheraton Dallas Hotel)
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Re: Downtown Dallas: 400 North Olive St. (Sheraton Dallas Hotel)

They are calling it a 'terrace bar', which is probably more accurate seeing as how it's on the fourth floor.
by DPatel304
21 Aug 2018 16:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 456
Views: 79817

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

That sounds more realistic. My first thought when I read 600K was that maybe this was a typo and they meant 60K, but now that I see it's 300K of office space, this sounds a lot more believable. 300K is still a great size of office space, so good news either way!
by DPatel304
21 Aug 2018 14:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 400 North Olive St. (Sheraton Dallas Hotel)
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Re: Downtown Dallas: 400 North Olive St. (Sheraton Dallas Hotel)

The Sheraton Dallas Hotel — part of Marriott International Inc. — has begun construction of a multimillion dollar hotel-wide renovation of the hotel and convention property. According to the wording of the article, it sounds like they have already started the renovation. Unfortunately, I don't see ...
by DPatel304
21 Aug 2018 13:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 400 North Olive St. (Sheraton Dallas Hotel)
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Downtown Dallas: 400 North Olive St. (Sheraton Dallas Hotel)

http://res.cloudinary.com/culturemap-com/image/upload/q_auto/ar_4:3,c_fill,g_faces:center,w_1200/v1534872778/photos/235325_original.jpg Downtown Dallas Sheraton due for big renovation and new eateries The hotel will be updating its food and beverage offerings as follows: ⋅ Reconcepted thr...
by DPatel304
21 Aug 2018 13:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 456
Views: 79817

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

It sucks that the park space has to go, but this seems like a pretty damn good trade-off in my opinion. Honestly, I wasn't even aware of this little bit of greenspace, so it's not much of a loss for me. Obviously I would have preferred this one take the place of an empty lot instead, but they've own...
by DPatel304
21 Aug 2018 13:18
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Carpenter Park
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Re: Downtown: Carpenter Park

Wasn't it well known up front that the city would only work on one park at a time, with Pacific Park being the first? I think the exception to this would be the West End park, which they said they could, potentially, work on that in parallel with another park, but there is, currently, no timeline fo...
by DPatel304
21 Aug 2018 13:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 103
Views: 15840

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

A pedestrian bridge at this location is giving-in to cars. No to that. How about just a stoplight instead of autobahn. Agreed. This sort of mentality is what lead to the tunnels in the CBD, which ended up hurting street-level activity. Yeah everything in the Harwood District was designed to get peo...
by DPatel304
19 Aug 2018 13:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 456
Views: 79817

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/39519415_2221495057863821_3570108860909748224_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=737c0ea14c1c2d6a27d4a997202a45d9&oe=5C07BA97 This was posted by Local Hub Bicycle Company, and is a picture of the work being done in the space in front of the former Lula B's.
by DPatel304
17 Aug 2018 20:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 292
Views: 65842

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

I don't remember hearing about a 24 hour diner, but R&B seems to be the closest thing to fit that description.
by DPatel304
17 Aug 2018 16:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 900 Main
Replies: 48
Views: 3202

Re: 900 Main

Definitely intriguing. I do hope it's more than a parking garage, but I guess we'll see.
by DPatel304
17 Aug 2018 12:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 73
Views: 11510

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Definitely worth checking out. Whenever I have people visiting from out of town, it's actually one of the top places I would take someone to have a drink. I can't comment on the food, as I've never had a meal there, but the views are pretty amazing, and the rooftop is nice. I generally go when it is...
by DPatel304
16 Aug 2018 15:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 952
Views: 144052

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Yeah, they rated Dallas and Austin too highly compared to the other cities for me to really take it seriously. I don't get why so many articles seem to be so optimistic about Austin either. Aside from having a cool reputation, it seems like it loses in every other metric to Dallas. I can't believe h...
by DPatel304
16 Aug 2018 10:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 73
Views: 11510

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Nice find! I think someone had previously speculated it would be a restaurant, so this doesn't surprise me too much. I'm sure this will be a huge hit, I just wish this area was way more pedestrian friendly.
by DPatel304
15 Aug 2018 22:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 30
Views: 9174

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

So is this one still not open yet? For some reason, I assumed it already was. They sure took their sweet time, I hope it ends up being worth it.
by DPatel304
14 Aug 2018 13:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 109
Views: 17693

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

That wouldn't surprise me or anyone else one bit; however, I'll be really upset if this results in Campisi's leaving. Agreed, but there is a ton of space in the CBD. Perhaps they could just move close by like what City Tavern is doing, which is perfectly fine with me. At this point it's sounding li...
by DPatel304
14 Aug 2018 10:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 126
Views: 20417

Re: West End 1.0

Totally! The funny thing is, I actually really like the design of the addition... just NOT when it's placed directly on top of the existing structure, lol. Build it next door, convert the top two floors of the old structure, along with some restoration, and call it a day. That would be a huge benef...
by DPatel304
13 Aug 2018 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 126
Views: 20417

Re: West End 1.0

So far I'm liking the sound of this project. I agree the color does look like it might be a bit too dark, but the article does say they are willing to compromise. Going into the hearing for comments, Anderson said the upper two stories of the existing garage will be converted to guestrooms. The plan...
by DPatel304
13 Aug 2018 10:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 67
Views: 11959

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

These are gorgeous! I honestly feel like there will be a lot of activity around here, once the new retail opens up here. From what I've seen, Main street seems to be decently lively on a regular basis, and, once word gets out that some new places opened up a block over, I can see a lot more traffic ...
by DPatel304
10 Aug 2018 14:27
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Fed Corruption Charges
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Re: Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Fed Corruption Charges

Yeah, fair enough, I'll agree with that. A deck park is something that would probably make more sense 10 years from now, and something we would have been fine without in the meantime. I also agree there are definitely other places that make more sense, and I actually remember saying that when the pa...
by DPatel304
10 Aug 2018 13:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Fed Corruption Charges
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Re: Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Fed Corruption Charges

I can't help but think about the deck park under construction by the Dallas zoo. It's conveniently in his district. I never understood what the value was in connecting two sides of i35e that clearly aren't very walkable, unless your idea of walkability is the drive thru of Jack in the Box. I hope t...
by DPatel304
10 Aug 2018 11:08
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Fields Ranch development
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: Frisco: Fields Ranch development

itsjrd1964 wrote:And that 'engaging nightclubs' thing? Won't happen till Frisco quits having the no-more-drinking-and-clubs-after-midnight mentality every time there is an election. They keep giving 2 hours of potential revenue away every night to Plano and other cities.


How does Concrete Cowboy get away with it?
by DPatel304
09 Aug 2018 11:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Midlothian Development
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: Midlothian Development

Hannibal Lecter wrote:It's a long way from South Dallas to Midlothian.


Indeed, but more development South will eventually 'pull' the center of DFW closer and closer to the CBD.
by DPatel304
09 Aug 2018 10:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 292
Views: 65842

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

I popped in to the Statler on Saturday and actually wasn't able to find R&B. I didn't spend too much time looking for it though, but this is definitely a place that's on my list of places to try out.
by DPatel304
08 Aug 2018 22:16
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Rooftop movie theater to open in Houston
Replies: 0
Views: 628

Rooftop movie theater to open in Houston

Houston's new rooftop theater will have you enjoying the feeling of an outdoor movie, all while taking in the views of the city. Later this fall, Rooftop Cinema Club will be opening its first Houston location theater. Based out of London, the theater chain already has multiple locations established...
by DPatel304
08 Aug 2018 21:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Midlothian Development
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: Midlothian Development

"They will develop this project in phases; each phase will be a $500 million capital investment. Over a five-year period, they have to create 40 jobs," Barnett said.


Sounds like a giant rip-off for a measly 40 jobs, all so they can boast about having "Google" in their city.
by DPatel304
08 Aug 2018 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 109
Views: 17693

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I was thinking about that this past weekend as well. I think it depends on time of day. Saturday nights are definitely a lot livelier. I was at ChopHouse Burger Sunday afternoon, and overheard a tourist asking the server why there weren't that many people downtown. Yeah, there are more people aroun...
by DPatel304
07 Aug 2018 23:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 73568

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I think Victory Park will need something else to really make it as a thriving neighborhood. VP needs another ingredient to become a good stew... or brew... Agreed. Is there a reason why they don't do something with the plaza and the screens outside the AAC? Maybe they already are and I'm just not a...
by DPatel304
07 Aug 2018 17:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 109
Views: 17693

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Great update! Funny I was down there on Saturday, but didn't go in the Statler (I've been in there a few times before). I definitely agree with the center of Downtown really coming alive. The walk (or bike or scooter ride) from the Statler to Deep Ellum isn't too far; however, the sidewalk infrastr...
by DPatel304
07 Aug 2018 15:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 109
Views: 17693

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

That's really great to hear that The Statler was packed. Though I haven't been, it sounded like Scout was a really large space, so I was wondering how they were going to fill it up, but sounds like that's not an issue. To be more precise, Scout was 'just the right' amount of busy, meaning enough sp...
by DPatel304
07 Aug 2018 14:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 109
Views: 17693

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I don't really have an update/announcement regarding Downtown Dallas, but I just wanted to say that I hung out in Downtown last Saturday for dinner/drinks and I was really impressed at how lively it all was. We had dinner at Americano, then walked over to the Statler for drinks at Scout (which was v...
by DPatel304
07 Aug 2018 11:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 252
Views: 46254

Re: Oak Lawn

It Looks Like Matt McCallister Is Planning a New Neighborhood Restaurant in Oak Lawn A weirdly mysterious new Instagram account created for a restaurant called Homewood indicates that chef Matt McCallister is likely planning his new venture. No address is listed for the secretive new eatery, which ...
by DPatel304
06 Aug 2018 12:41
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 136
Views: 28202

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

...so I'm curious, does the city still try to float a bike rental deal at Fair Park? I was there this past weekend and they still had the docked bikes by the Texas Discovery Gardens. I would be shocked if anyone rides them. $5.00 for the first half hour (or hour), then $2.50 per half hour after tha...
by DPatel304
03 Aug 2018 21:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2401 Cedar Springs
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Uptown Dallas: 2401 Cedar Springs

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by DPatel304
02 Aug 2018 18:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 252
Views: 46254

Re: Oak Lawn

The massively popular brunch chain Snooze an A.M. Eatery is bringing its creative breakfast twists to its most central location in Dallas yet: Oak Lawn. The Denver-based chain, which made its Dallas debut in Addison in June, will open a restaurant at 3211 Oak Lawn Ave, near the intersection of Ceda...
by DPatel304
02 Aug 2018 16:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 952
Views: 144052

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I'm probably one of the few Conservatives on here (and one of those Evangelical Christians at that- GASP!!)... Some of the comments above sort of make me chuckle, but hey we're all created different with different ideas and different opinions. I'm a proud Trump Supporter and a proud Cruz Supporter....
by DPatel304
01 Aug 2018 11:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 180
Views: 34846

Re: DFW Economy

* It’s been so long since Houston scored a major league win in the corporate relocation game, it’s hard to hold hope that economic development can do anything substantive about Houston’s vacancy problem. Is this referring to the entire Metropolitan area, or just Houston proper? I'm not as familiar ...
by DPatel304
01 Aug 2018 10:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 952
Views: 144052

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Just the other day I was thinking how long it's been since we have heard anything about HQ2. Seems like all signs point to DC, which isn't a huge surprise. A part of me thinks this is all intentional and this is just what Amazon wants everyone to believe. Either way, I just want this thing to be off...
by DPatel304
01 Aug 2018 09:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 65
Views: 11614

Re: Fair Park

There is no doubt in my mind that Jerryworld will still be a very viable option in 2026. There will be a total of 80 games played during the world cup, so, while Jerryworld might be a bit dated in 8 years time, there is no way they will find a way to play 80 games and not include it.
by DPatel304
31 Jul 2018 15:47
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 189
Views: 25520

Re: Trinity River Park

That isn't something FOKT is necessarily doing wrong, they just, like you said, have a different vision. Personally, I'm not sure what would be better. I do like the idea of a pedestrian only trail lined with residential, restaurants, etc.., but it's also nice to have a quiet 'escape' from the noise...
by DPatel304
30 Jul 2018 14:54
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 189
Views: 25520

Re: Trinity River Park

True, but they are also only working with a mere 11 acres.
by DPatel304
30 Jul 2018 12:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 268
Views: 44743

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The restaurant and bar is still open, but crews will be doing a renovation to move the parking lot, expand the kitchen and add a new private dining area. Managing Partner Buddy Cramer calls it a "beautification." City of Dallas records confirm that the bar's new certificate of occupancy i...
by DPatel304
30 Jul 2018 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 456
Views: 79817

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Yeah, I visited Drugstore a few times for the coffee, but it was never a place that I really wanted to stay at. It felt a little dark and cold in there. Yeah, that's how I felt too. I'm not a huge coffee drinker, so I can't speak on the actual quality of the coffee (most coffee tastes good to me), ...
by DPatel304
29 Jul 2018 20:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 456
Views: 79817

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

A troubled bar in Deep Ellum has closed, but there's already a new concept moving in, from well-regarded veterans in the neighborhood. The closure is Drugstore Cowboy, a coffeehouse-bar that resided at one of the most central locations in Deep Ellum: 2721 Main St., at the intersection of Main and C...
by DPatel304
29 Jul 2018 19:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 38225

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

I went this morning and was terribly disappointed. Very small, and very small selection, unless you want a bottle of wine. Basically a glorified 7-11. Maybe your expectations were a bit too high? I've been to one Royal Grocer in Austin and it was smaller than this location. This was never supposed ...
by DPatel304
27 Jul 2018 09:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 38225

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

I haven't walked by this one, but it looks bigger and nicer than the one I went to in Austin (I'm sure Austin has big/nice ones too, I just happened to go into a smaller one).
by DPatel304
26 Jul 2018 16:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 434
Views: 91206

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Wow, that's actually pretty awesome! I do feel like Twisted Root and Cane Rosso seem to have gone down in quality (especially Twisted Root), but, that's neither here nor there, because I think those two, along with the rest are very welcome additions to Downtown.
by DPatel304
26 Jul 2018 13:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 76
Views: 15311

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Oh wow, that's surprising. Isn't Eberhard relatively newish (meaning the last year or so)?
by DPatel304
25 Jul 2018 22:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 73568

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Co-working firm WeWork is growing its footprint with a new location in Victory Park. The New York-based firm has rented two full floors of offices in the Victory Plaza building at 3090 Olive Street — at the entry to American Airlines Center. The new facility will include everything from private off...
by DPatel304
25 Jul 2018 21:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 456
Views: 79817

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

This will really change the way travelers experience Dallas. Now they can fly to DFW, take the DART to this hostel and there's enough in Deep Ellum to really entertain people for the weekend. If not, they can DART elsewhere, bike somewhere, or use the D-Link.

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