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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby lakewoodhobo » 30 Mar 2019 10:27

DPatel304 wrote:I really need to make the trip out there at some point though. It'll really be amazing when the retail really starts to fill up in this space.


I can't wait to see all of the construction finished and shops filled with people either, but I would still recommend visiting now for two reasons:

1. Walking through there now feels oddly like you're in a movie set. It's like they're building an entire town to shoot some scene but the crews and actors haven't shown up yet - I haven't seen anything like that in my 13 years in Dallas.

2. The shops that are now open, old and new, are struggling because too many people might be waiting for all the construction to finish. Not to compare it to Victory Park because it's so different, but I'd hate to see the same thing happen here where a bunch of stores and restaurants opened and not enough people showed up.

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 30 Mar 2019 11:37

Reminds me of the time I rode the MATA streetcar and the guide told people the history of the West Village development and people were shocked those buildings were "new" and not just some quaint area of town redeveloped like Bishop Arts. It reminded me of the perspective from someone who isn't on the development side as much as most of us are. Things like the Novel Bishop Arts will be amazing to some because many will assume they are old because most people don't analyze it too much. Right now they will be fresh and brand new but give them 10-20 years and we will see how they age and blend into the area in terms of looks and people circulation.

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby DPatel304 » 30 Mar 2019 14:23

lakewoodhobo wrote:1. Walking through there now feels oddly like you're in a movie set. It's like they're building an entire town to shoot some scene but the crews and actors haven't shown up yet - I haven't seen anything like that in my 13 years in Dallas.


Haha.. that's a good point. Honestly, I feel that way about a lot of Dallas. I'm not a photographer, but a part of me just wants to go to certain areas to take pictures, so that, in 20-30 years time, I can show people what a ghost town this city used to be.

lakewoodhobo wrote:2. The shops that are now open, old and new, are struggling because too many people might be waiting for all the construction to finish. Not to compare it to Victory Park because it's so different, but I'd hate to see the same thing happen here where a bunch of stores and restaurants opened and not enough people showed up.


That's unfortunate to hear. I do hope they find a way to make it work, but it does concern me how much retail space is about to be available in the area.

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby Dettmann1 » 30 Mar 2019 19:11

I'm not sure when it happened, but the Exxir website is now updated which gives a pretty good glimpse of what is going to fill the space for several portions of their building that were question marks for a while. It looks like they are starting their own hospitality arm that will run a total of four food outlets in the new spaces:
- Paradiso - Looks to be some Farm to table concept in the L-shaped building.
- Botanist - Some sort of garden cocktail and wine bar within the courtyard between the L building and the smaller house on the corner.
- Good Companion - A single origin coffee house and wine bar. This will be going in the house on the corner.
- Tejas - Some Tex-mex concept going in at the southern corner on the long bishop ave building on east side of the street.

They had some marketing stuff up in front of the L building for Good Companion and Paradiso, but its good to get a better idea on what those will be. The Exxir website has me excited for what's in store for that portion of the neighborhood.

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby lakewoodhobo » 30 Mar 2019 19:58

Thanks for the tip! Exxir has A LOT of new information on there, including their plans for the recently purchased buildings on Bishop and Tenth that weren't part of their original plans. They're calling this section Camp Bishop.

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They also seem to be saving and reusing the two-story house that for some reason has its own pay phone.

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More here: http://exxircapital.com/posts/Camp_Bishop
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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby Dettmann1 » 02 Apr 2019 09:38

lakewoodhobo wrote:Thanks for the tip! Exxir has A LOT of new information on there, including their plans for the recently purchased buildings on Bishop and Tenth that weren't part of their original plans. They're calling this section Camp Bishop.

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They also seem to be saving and reusing the two-story house that for some reason has its own pay phone.

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More here: http://exxircapital.com/posts/Camp_Bishop


I didn't realize it until you pointed out saving the two story house, but it also looks like the courtyard will have three shipping container type establishments as well. Curious to see what those end up being. Overall, I've been really impressed with the quality and time Exxir has put into their stuff thus far and it makes the wait worth it. I'm just excited to see this stuff start to open.

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby ericthegardener » 02 Apr 2019 09:58

Exxir seems to be doing all of the things where I normally wonder "Why can't a developer do that?". Of course there's a lot still to be revealed about the quality of their developments, but it's looking great so far. So I have to wonder, why can't other developers do THAT? How have they made the economics work as well as building something that looks great and fits into the neighborhood?

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby lakewoodhobo » 08 Apr 2019 10:30

The Camp Bishop buildings are farther along than I thought. Website is live, with office lease rates from $400-$2818/mo http://campbishop.net

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby Matt777 » 08 Apr 2019 11:58

lakewoodhobo wrote:The Camp Bishop buildings are farther along than I thought. Website is live, with office lease rates from $400-$2818/mo http://campbishop.net

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OMG the art on that website is the coolest!!!! Bishop Arts in cartoon form!!!


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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby Matt777 » 10 Apr 2019 10:18

jetnd87 wrote:https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-ceo/2019/april/developers-aim-for-walkable-urban-space-in-north-oak-cliff/


I seem to remember some doubt around this guy and his proposals, some pushback, but I could not be more impressed with the care and precision he is putting into these developments. I remember him saying this was a long term hold development for his family, and I believe him. Let's hope they keep it up with every phase being this good or better!

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 10 Apr 2019 11:52

The doubt was well placed though. Look at every project in DFW where developers make promises of all kinds of things. The article about Victory Park yesterday about it turning a corner and the owners being so excited about where it has progressed. They left out the whole part where Hillwood built and developed Victory and failed to produce what they promised. After Hillwood lost control of Victory when lenders owners took over they focused on selling property to any developer looking at building some apartments and no longer cared about cultivating and taking special care of how the neighborhood developed. At this point, Hillwood just wants to be able to make a profit off of what they have left and move on.

Here in Bishop Arts, everyone is afraid of massive Uptown like crowding and generic architecture swapping out decades of existing cultural development. I like what these guys are doing but until it all opens and time have passed to see how many of these new tenants survive I will still be cautious. Some of this stuff could look cool for the first 6 months but until the foundations settle in we won't truly know if the change was truly for the better or become a problem requiring decades of propping up to repair.

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby tamtagon » 10 Apr 2019 12:39

I cannot wait until Jefferson gets some high rise residential!

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 12 Apr 2019 21:55

I think using victory park is a bad example. The opposite is being done here. Bishop Arts is an established neighborhood, that can support shops. The fear is ... Can they support more? .. to me it all depends on what it is...
VP was a disaster.. they literally built garages before they even had retail and residential. I used to jokingly say, it's called victory park, because it's a neighborhood full parking spaces for sporting events.

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby Tnexster » 13 Apr 2019 09:27

tamtagon wrote:I cannot wait until Jefferson gets some high rise residential!


Jefferson could use some new residential but I wonder how high they would go, I can see mid rises popping up in areas. Is there a height limit set along Jefferson? That day may come sooner than we think the way things are moving in OC these days.

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby ericthegardener » 13 Apr 2019 12:42

I'd like to see Jefferson stay what it is, a retail destination. But the two streets on either side of Jefferson, Centre St. and Sunset Ave., would be great for mid-rise residential. From Beckley west to Van Buren.

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby lakewoodhobo » 13 Apr 2019 13:20

ericthegardener wrote:I'd like to see Jefferson stay what it is, a retail destination. But the two streets on either side of Jefferson, Centre St. and Sunset Ave., would be great for mid-rise residential. From Beckley west to Van Buren.


The only site on Jefferson Blvd where I'd like to see a new tower is the Fiesta site. When Jefferson was rezoned in 2014, they carved out a subarea for this site to prohibit big-box use and allow a hotel of at least 4 stories. I believe residential was already allowed.

Not sure if this is the final plan that passed, but it looks like that's the vision for that part of the area. Another tower like Jefferson Tower here would add density and create another big anchor.

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby ericthegardener » 20 Apr 2019 12:50

Vintage shop Dolly Python opening a location on Bishop.

https://www.dmagazine.com/style-beauty- ... shop-arts/

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby lakewoodhobo » 24 Apr 2019 12:17

I've been wondering if Exxir still had plans for a hotel in this development, and after a bit of digging I found what I think is their latest. The Camp Bishop building is identified as Phase 3 in this brochure by Shop Cos. https://shopcompanies.com/properties/pd ... arts-exxir and Phase 4, which is identified as Bishop South on the Camp Bishop website, includes a 100-key hotel facing the large circular object near 9th and Bishop. Additionally there's a second hotel (40 keys) planned for 10th and Adams.

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Also, looks like Nora is getting ready to open soon.

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby Matt777 » 24 Apr 2019 21:48

I love that brickwork on Nora. The attention to detail by this developer is wonderful.

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby clcrash19 » 25 Apr 2019 10:25

What is nora?

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby DPatel304 » 25 Apr 2019 10:38

clcrash19 wrote:What is nora?


Our food is not just a meal, it’s a taste of Afghan culture.

Menu items include Afghan
novelties such as Mantoo, Qabili Palao and Sabzi Chalao, as well as an array of grilled kabobs.

https://www.noradallas.com/

It's a restaurant that used to be on Lower Greenville.

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby mwaskow » 26 Apr 2019 10:07

Nora was actually featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri last year. Good spot.

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby lakewoodhobo » 09 May 2019 11:55

Bishop Arts Cuban Sandwich Stalwart C. Señor Shutters Suddenly
https://dallas.eater.com/2019/5/8/18535 ... sandwiches

"Additional digging indicates that the space will soon be occupied by an all-day breakfast spot called the Last Stand that will serve street food until late-night hours."

Also, rumor is that C Señor will open elsewhere in Bishop Arts.

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Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Postby DPatel304 » 15 May 2019 15:44

Four Exciting New Restaurants Hit the Bishop Arts District This Summer

Paradiso — A European-focused restaurant that will boast wood-grilled entrees, housemade pastas, and more “simple” dishes. Paradiso will also offer mezze service via a bar cart that’s been configured to accommodate small plates, similar to a dim sum cart.

The Botanist — A plant-obsessed cocktail bar featuring cocktails spiked with tons of fresh herbs, flowers, and more botanical ingredients. A constantly-changing menu of bar bites prepped in the Paradiso kitchen will also be on offer.

Good Companions — A cozy coffee shop and natural wine bar situated inside an updated 1920s home. In addition to the libations, freshly-baked pastries like sticky buns will also be on offer, along with classic European sandwiches. The shop’s most compelling offering will likely be its “boozy high tea” service, which involves tea-infused cocktails that are served in fancy teapots.

Tejas — This casual, intentionally affordable restaurant sits a little further up the street at 250 North Bishop Avenue, and will serve a tight menu of tacos and burgers. There’s a slightly Tex-Mex bent, but expect the focus to lean more toward the “Tex.” Tortillas and hamburger buns will be made at the restaurant, along with vegetarian chorizo made with Impossible “meat.” A tight list of cocktails will also be on offer, including a mezcal-spiked Paloma and a horchata cold brew drink.

https://dallas.eater.com/2019/5/15/1862 ... ummer-2019


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