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North Dallas: Galleria

Postby jrd1964 » 16 May 2018 22:44

Trademark Property has been hired by UBS to manage the complex; the 2 firms will jointly determine what next steps to take with the property's management and further development. No specifics were included in the article.

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... uture.html

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby DPatel304 » 16 May 2018 23:20

I like that they see potential in connecting the Galleria to Midtown, but seems like a pretty hard task to pull off successfully.

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby ContriveDallasite » 17 May 2018 02:17

DPatel304 wrote:I like that they see potential in connecting the Galleria to Midtown, but seems like a pretty hard task to pull off successfully.


IMO some of the parking garages will have to go. Seems as if the Galeria walled its backside off with parking garages.

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby exelone31 » 17 May 2018 08:25

DPatel304 wrote:I like that they see potential in connecting the Galleria to Midtown, but seems like a pretty hard task to pull off successfully.


Just imagine it, you could have a skybridge extending from the Macy's at the Galleria directly into the gaping mouth of Valley View mall :lol:

Joking aside, I think it would benefit both the Galleria and Midtown greatly if there was a fluid connection between the two.

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby tamtagon » 17 May 2018 09:19

Now, all that's left for the big "Midtown Dallas" masterplan redo of the consolidated properties to actually root, take hold and flourish is a name change. Everyone who tried to New Urbanist Mixed Use this stretch of LBJ over the last decade without folding the mall into the dealio was just whistling dixie.

Call it LBJ Galleria, whatever Midtown Dallas. Call it North Dallas 420, better.

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby itsjrd1964 » 15 Aug 2018 15:19

"Ablon at Galleria Muse" is planned for the parking lot area north of Starbucks, The Container Store, and Z Gallerie (across Alpha from the mall). Called "Galleria North" when the original project was built several years ago, there have been many plans/changes since the original construction was completed, including a condo tower that didn't get going, and a Wyndham hotel that also didn't get past the drawing board. This current plan looks to be more walkable, with apartments, retail, and restaurants, as well as outdoor amenities like a fountain and an amphitheater. It is set for completion in 2020.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... rth-dallas

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby exelone31 » 15 Aug 2018 15:36

itsjrd1964 wrote:"Ablon at Galleria Muse" is planned for the parking lot area north of Starbucks, The Container Store, and Z Gallerie (across Alpha from the mall). Called "Galleria North" when the original project was built several years ago, there have been many plans/changes since the original construction was completed, including a condo tower that didn't get going, and a Wyndham hotel that also didn't get past the drawing board. This current plan looks to be more walkable, with apartments, retail, and restaurants, as well as outdoor amenities like a fountain and an amphitheater. It is set for completion in 2020.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... rth-dallas


This is somewhat interesting to me on a few fronts:
- It continues the trend of apartment development that's happening in that sliver between the Tollway and Monfort that isn't related to "Midtown"
- I wonder if it will be more vibrant than the mixed-use center across Noel, which is also sorta walkable but not really that busy
- It would be awesome if this development somehow connected (walkability-wise) to what's going on on the other side of the Tollway on the site of the old Sears Outlet. Might be a bit of a stretch to connect the two, but just a thought.

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby vman » 15 Aug 2018 15:38

itsjrd1964 wrote:"Ablon at Galleria Muse" is planned for the parking lot area north of Starbucks, The Container Store, and Z Gallerie (across Alpha from the mall). Called "Galleria North" when the original project was built several years ago, there have been many plans/changes since the original construction was completed, including a condo tower that didn't get going, and a Wyndham hotel that also didn't get past the drawing board. This current plan looks to be more walkable, with apartments, retail, and restaurants, as well as outdoor amenities like a fountain and an amphitheater. It is set for completion in 2020.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... rth-dallas

The plans look really good, but that name is ridiculous.

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby itsjrd1964 » 15 Aug 2018 15:51

Thank you! I was going to say the same! I wonder sometimes, if some of these project planners ever bounce names off of colleagues/co-workers, or they just come up with something for a name, and we/everybody will like it no matter what. It's almost like that Canadian project that didn't go anywhere at Turtle Creek/Fairmount, "Ltd Edition No. 2505". Still shaking my head at that one.

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby Roman_Patrick » 15 Aug 2018 15:58

light posts have been taken down. i work directly in front of the project and i can see it from my office window.
excited for this!

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby Tnexster » 15 Aug 2018 16:29

vman wrote:The plans look really good, but that name is ridiculous.


Ablon is a new one on me, does this mean we will start seeing more properties with this name?

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 15 Aug 2018 17:11

Isnt ablon a car?

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby exelone31 » 16 Aug 2018 11:34

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Isnt ablon a car?


No, you're thinking of the Toyota Avalon. Ablon is a poetic or literary term for Britain or England.

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby lakewoodhobo » 16 Aug 2018 11:53

Tnexster wrote:
vman wrote:The plans look really good, but that name is ridiculous.


Ablon is a new one on me, does this mean we will start seeing more properties with this name?


Pegasus Ablon was heavily invested in the Design District before Dunhill bought them out. Michael Ablon is now chairman of the Trinity River LGC.

Not sure how many other properties they have in the works now, but I wouldn't mind seeing Ablon communities in Oak Cliff or West Dallas.

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby tamtagon » 16 Aug 2018 12:17

exelone31 wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Isnt ablon a car?


No, you're thinking of the Toyota Avalon. Ablon is a poetic or literary term for Britain or England.


I thought Ablon was a like mythical magic lion, who helps good children find their way. Probably British.

Kinda hard to believe that at last the Galleria area is really starting to evolve. Whatever will happen to Midtown ownership, but I guess everything the Plano Future shock-club is soothsaying will be happening in North Dallas, finally.

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby The_Overdog » 16 Aug 2018 12:30

I thought Ablon was a like mythical magic lion, who helps good children find their way. Probably British.


An abalone is a sea snail. Lots of typos and perhaps spell check will turn this place aquatic.

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby exelone31 » 16 Aug 2018 13:15

tamtagon wrote:
exelone31 wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Isnt ablon a car?


No, you're thinking of the Toyota Avalon. Ablon is a poetic or literary term for Britain or England.


I thought Ablon was a like mythical magic lion, who helps good children find their way. Probably British.


No, you're thinking of Aslan from "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". Ablon is the name of the co-star in Prince's seminal 1984 film "Purple Rain".

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 17 Aug 2018 08:35

But does Ablon know Kevin Bacon?

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Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Postby Cbdallas » 17 Aug 2018 09:56

I am so glad to see this area finally get some new urban development. especially since the Midtown development is stuck in lawsuits. I would love to see this entire area become dense and fully developed out.


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