I45Tex wrote:Might I ask for a quick clarification? Possibly the tech product showroom industry was disappearing, but in Atlanta the apparel mart downtown complex still seems to be chugging along. Maybe Infomart's ownership and lenders modeled a higher foreseeable ROI for the tech industry, but...
unless Dallas' national mart is worse off than Atlanta's, these days, my uneducated guess would at least have anticipated more of a location premium from tapping into the rest of that geographic industry face-to-face hotspot than from ignoring the whole market center and going full digital.
I think there's two entities there... the tech gadget showroom Crystal Palace turned into a server farm or whatever, and the Dallas Market Center sprawls next door, still thriving in the wholesale world. The Market Center is why we have the Anatole. The Infomart was another TCrow spin-off concept that ran it's course (sorta like Circuit City).
I've been waiting for, like, at least a decade for some coalition of decision makers and developers to extend Hi Line to Market Center Blvd the Anatole and under I-35 to the Dallas Market Center: really connect the Wholesale Fashion, Fashion Accessories and Homegoods showrooms to the Design District and Victory Park.