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Dallas Convention Center

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Postby tamtagon » 05 Feb 2017 12:30

I think the Red/Blue station should be moved to Lot 016 with a nice new urban mixed use development redefining the south side of the convention center.
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Re: Dallas Convention Center

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 05 Feb 2017 13:22

KbH is a money pit. I wish we would destroy it. Imagine if we had a Neighborhood where the convention center was. The city would would be better off.

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Re: Dallas Convention Center

Postby tamtagon » 05 Feb 2017 13:44

^Limiting the approach to using the center is what makes it a money pit-- and it's the same sort of afflicted thinking that sinks Fair Park. How ironic that a big resurgence in Las Colinas will be punctuated by the music factory, hotel and convention center, while in Dallas the Municipal Auditorium and Naomi Burton Main Stage are barely a combined afterthought as performance venues.

On average, there should be a concert or event here at least three times a week.

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Re: Dallas Convention Center

Postby joshua.dodd » 05 Feb 2017 15:11

What exactly is going on here? This thread is vague.

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Postby tamtagon » 05 Feb 2017 15:15

joshua.dodd wrote:What exactly is going on here? This thread is vague.


anything about the convention center...

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Re: Dallas Convention Center

Postby tamtagon » 05 Feb 2017 16:25

http://www.fox4news.com/news/165436953-story

Exxotica lawsuit vs Dallas will be jury trial, judge rules

By: FOX4News.com Staff

UPDATED:JUN 24 2016 05:25PM CDT

Organizers for the Exxxotica expo say banning their event from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center is unconstitutional and violates their First Amendment rights.

A trial date has not yet been set.


Any update on the reconsideration or whatever? I guess one judge or jury said the city can no porn convention, but now the organizers are trying a different approach or something.... whatever.

It's still a deal, though, right?

I understand all the good folks do not want a porn convention in the namesake convention center of Kay Bailey Hutchinson.....

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Re: Dallas Convention Center

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 05 Feb 2017 20:34

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I understand all the good folks do not want a porn convention in the namesake convention center of Kay Bailey Hutchinson.....[/quote]

This was written on the wall the minute they banned them. Even the city attorneys warned them against this ban..Given that the city had OK'd these types of conventions in the past at KBh, and the contract was already in place, it was a no brainer for the palintiffs to sue..

I say we ask for KBH and the Dallas Citizen Council to pay the bill. They were the ones who pushed for the ban.

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Re: Dallas Convention Center

Postby gshelton91 » 06 Feb 2017 12:41

I would agree the KBH is a bit of a money pit in its current pattern of use. It just seems like such a wasted facility... If it's not being used for a convention why not roll out some fake grass and let it be an indoor park? seems like so many things could be done if the right incentives were in place.

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Re: Dallas Convention Center

Postby tamtagon » 15 Mar 2018 08:24

This post from the DFW Economy threat reminded me of the Convention Center Hotel.
Cord1936 wrote:I receive a weekly newsletter from Allie Beth Allman Real Estate that nearly always has very interesting and topical statistics for the area. The following three are from last weeks March 9th newsletter:

DFW: DFW is the state’s biggest hotel market, reports Source Strategies, raking in slightly over $3 billion in revenue in 2017. Austin posted the highest overall occupancy rate of 75% (DFW 70%). The hotel with the most revenue per-available-room per-night was Dallas’ Ritz-Carlton. The 1,511-room Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center took in the most overall revenue of nearly $89.1 million. Other Dallas hotels in the top five were the Hilton Anatole and the Omni Dallas.


Anyone know how the big hotels in the area stack up on revenue?

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Re: Dallas Convention Center

Postby texasstar » 15 Mar 2018 12:46

joshua.dodd wrote:What exactly is going on here? This thread is vague.


Mostly a place to post crazy talk about getting rid of our convention center.

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Re: Dallas Convention Center

Postby tamtagon » 07 May 2018 09:26

How is the Omni Hotel and restaurant annex doing?

Is it turning a profit? Has the city had to dip into the $30-50 million reserve fund to pay the mortgage? Did the hotel meet the goal to bring more of the biggest conventions to town?

How is the RevPar relative to other big convention/meeting hotels in North Texas?

Tucy are you still tracking any of this?

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Re: Dallas Convention Center

Postby Tucy » 07 May 2018 12:07

tamtagon wrote:How is the Omni Hotel and restaurant annex doing?

Is it turning a profit? Has the city had to dip into the $30-50 million reserve fund to pay the mortgage? Did the hotel meet the goal to bring more of the biggest conventions to town?

How is the RevPar relative to other big convention/meeting hotels in North Texas?

Tucy are you still tracking any of this?


Unfortunately, the state no longer posts the Hotel Tax information. :-(


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