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vman
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Re: West Dallas Developments

Postby vman » 16 Nov 2018 13:53

Matt777 wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
vman wrote:I was in the area yesterday...and anyone know what the large building going up is in the 2200 block of Fort Worth Avenue? It's right next to that new shopping center and in front of those (horrible) new apartments just west of Hampton and Fort Worth Ave. At first glance, it looks like a grocery store, but it can't be..can it?


They really are grotesque looking abominations. Its hard to decipher if they are townhomes or apartments; Seriously what are they? "TownApartments" .. utterly disgusting.

I know that some of the storefronts will be dental offices. I saw a small sign on one of them.


Are you talking about Lincoln Kessler Park? Or something else (link?)?

Yes I am. I can't believe the developer went with such a bland suburban design. I look away every time I drive by them. A new 24 Hour Fitness would probably do very well here. The downtown location would lose a ton of members though. Lots of OC residents use that one. I wouldn't blame them for leaving. That downtown 24 Hour is a real dump.

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Re: West Dallas Developments

Postby Tnexster » 16 Nov 2018 15:19

At some point I heard that they were getting a Sprouts up in that area? I have seen this building and have wondered what it is going to be. It kind of looks two level in some parts so not sure it would be a grocery store.

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Re: West Dallas Developments

Postby lakewoodhobo » 16 Nov 2018 16:07

Tnexster wrote:At some point I heard that they were getting a Sprouts up in that area? I have seen this building and have wondered what it is going to be. It kind of looks two level in some parts so not sure it would be a grocery store.


My understanding is that Central Market and Sprouts were both looking at sites including this one. CM of course picked Bishop Arts, and Sprouts picked El Fenix on Colorado and Beckley. No clue if that's still in the works or if it fizzled, but clearly neither of them are in a hurry.

What bugs me about the 24-hr Fitness is that Lincoln Property Company hasn't made a big announcement with confetti and balloons. You'd think it would attract more residents to their new apartment complex, not to mention drive tenant demand for their new but mostly empty shopping center, which so far has landed a dentist office and a nail salon.

No doubt that 24-hr Fitness will attract a fast-casual lunch place, which is what this area desperately needs.

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Re: West Dallas Developments

Postby lakewoodhobo » 22 Jan 2019 16:07

https://www.dallasobserver.com/restaura ... s-11522613

Here's an interesting story about the company that owns Bolsa, Smoke, Chicken Scratch, Theodore, etc., explaining the recent closures. The part that pertains to West Dallas comes at the very end:

“I expect a lot of big things to happen at the Chicken Scratch property — the property in general, not just the businesses,” Zielke says. “We have been pushing the landlord to develop the rest of the property. We’re busy working on that, so I think that should happen very quickly.”

Zielke can’t comment yet on what’s going to be next to Chicken Scratch, but his team is involved.

“It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a long time," he says. "And it’ll get done quickly.”


This reminds me that on January 16, Monte Anderson (developer of the Belmont and Tyler Station) posted this photo on Facebook of a project that he has under contract. It is clearly the Chicken Scratch property and you can make out words like "13 trailers" and "hotel", so I wonder if he's planning some kind of trailer park hotel.

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Re: West Dallas Developments

Postby exelone31 » 23 Jan 2019 12:15

^ Great find! I'll be curious to see what ends up going there.

It's a bummer to hear about the Bolsa/Smoke folks. Their restaurants are solid, but it's always strange when something you hold in high regard is exposed for lots of financial red flags.


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