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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby Matt777 » 07 Jun 2019 12:37

Will the parking be wrapped by apartments on the Lemmon side, like the previous renders? If all 6 lower floors are now exposed parking on all sides, that's a step back. Yes, 8 floors were exposed before but only on the side facing Eatzi's.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 07 Jun 2019 13:22

Yes according to the updated info sent by streetlights Lemmon side of the garage will still have units covering the garage.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby Cbdallas » 07 Jun 2019 15:26

I would love to see about 20 more of these type of building up and down OakLawn and Lemmon.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby Matt777 » 08 Jun 2019 13:26

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Yes according to the updated info sent by streetlights Lemmon side of the garage will still have units covering the garage.

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Good stuff, then. The new brickwork on the facade is pretty cool, especially if they light it up dramatically at night.

I guess we will just have to wait and see what the OLC does. They've been anti-urban pro-suburban in some of their recent actions.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby DPatel304 » 18 Jun 2019 11:46

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This opening came sooner than I expected. For the longest time, it looked like this development had stalled, and then only about a month or so ago, I actually noticed some work being done. Perhaps they had been working on the interior the majority of the time, and I only noticed when they started exterior work.

Anyway, I'll be out of town this weekend, but hopefully I can pop in on Sunday for a bit when I get back.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby Tnexster » 18 Jun 2019 12:11

I have never heard of this, where is it?

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 18 Jun 2019 12:25

It's built into the old house next to the church. It has a walk-up window with a patio built on the side of the house. I am not sure if they even have an inside portion or if they basically made it into something like a walkup coffee window with patio furniture open to the public.
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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby DPatel304 » 18 Jun 2019 12:32

Oh right, didn't realize no address was included. It's located here:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Union ... 96.8082961

Thanks, cowboyeagle05 for the pic. I'm also not sure if this will have an inside portion or not either, and it's interesting that this is right across the street from Mudsmith which is a pretty big space (if you include the attached Pints & Quarts and Centrum lobby area).

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 18 Jun 2019 12:45

DPatel304 wrote:Oh right, didn't realize no address was included. It's located here:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Union ... 96.8082961

Thanks, cowboyeagle05 for the pic. I'm also not sure if this will have an inside portion or not either, and it's interesting that this is right across the street from Mudsmith which is a pretty big space (if you include the attached Pints & Quarts and Centrum lobby area).


It should be noted that this coffee shop is ran by a Christian organization. I went to the one on SMU blvd and there were bible classes going on and and bible jokes throughout the place..walls, and on these little pamphlet things etc.
I guess they support LGBTQ based on the rainbow logo.

I don't know if I'd consider them competition for the other coffee shops nearby since they're a non profit ..I believe.. and it's kinda a niche segment they target.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby DPatel304 » 18 Jun 2019 13:46

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:It should be noted that this coffee shop is ran by a Christian organization. I went to the one on SMU blvd and there were bible classes going on and and bible jokes throughout the place..walls, and on these little pamphlet things etc.
I guess they support LGBTQ based on the rainbow logo.

I don't know if I'd consider them competition for the other coffee shops nearby since they're a non profit ..I believe.. and it's kinda a niche segment they target.


Gotcha. I actually went to the original SMU location a while back, but didn't realize they were Christian run. Their Facebook page does make it seem like they are focusing more on being a community space, rather than just a coffee shop, so that definitely makes sense.

Anyway, this is very close to where I live, so I'm happy to see another addition to the area.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 18 Jun 2019 14:08

This is run by the Methodist Church on Oak Lawn which is very gay-friendly they masked the Methodist part of their sign after the National Methodist organization voted against new policies that would have made it possible for gay leadership and pastors in the church.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby R1070 » 18 Jun 2019 19:15

What is the gray and pink space going to be at CS and Reagan?

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby raucameron1981 » 21 Jun 2019 14:37

Useful info

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby rono3849 » 21 Jun 2019 22:23

Loved the old Esquire Theater on Oak Lawn, as well as the Wilshire Theater on Mockingbird. Those old great Interstate Theaters were a part of Dallas' fabric. So glad the Lakewood & Inwood Theaters have survived. The Circle still stands on Harry Hines, but is probably unsalvageable. The Forest has become a live music venue.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 22 Jun 2019 11:28

rono3849 wrote:Loved the old Esquire Theater on Oak Lawn, as well as the Wilshire Theater on Mockingbird. Those old great Interstate Theaters were a part of Dallas' fabric. So glad the Lakewood & Inwood Theaters have survived. The Circle still stands on Harry Hines, but is probably unsalvageable. The Forest has become a live music venue.


What theater is The Circle? Do you mean Stereo Live at Harry Hines and Northwest Hwy? It is an EDM venue. Does very well and I see concerts there regularly.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby tamtagon » 22 Jun 2019 12:30

what's EDM?

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby eburress » 22 Jun 2019 13:52

^ Electronic dance music

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 22 Jun 2019 14:47

cowboyeagle05 wrote:What theater is The Circle? Do you mean Stereo Live at Harry Hines and Northwest Hwy? It is an EDM venue. Does very well and I see concerts there regularly.


The Duke Dumont concert there last month was awesome

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby willyk » 22 Jun 2019 23:08

rono3849 wrote:Loved the old Esquire Theater on Oak Lawn, as well as the Wilshire Theater on Mockingbird. Those old great Interstate Theaters were a part of Dallas' fabric. So glad the Lakewood & Inwood Theaters have survived. The Circle still stands on Harry Hines, but is probably unsalvageable. The Forest has become a live music venue.


And The Majestic...

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 23 Jun 2019 13:14

R1070 wrote:What is the gray and pink space going to be at CS and Reagan?


Btw I have been wondering this too. Not sure I can even tell yet looking at the space after they painted the exterior. The florist next door got replaced with a fancy barbershop called the Alterier(https://www.atelierbarber.co/).

Zephyrs closed and sits dormant for now as well.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby Tnexster » 23 Jun 2019 13:22

I noticed a crane being put up on Friday just to the south of Oak Lawn west of Cedar Springs, what building is that?

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 23 Jun 2019 13:31

^Toll Brothers project

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby JDumont146 » 24 Jun 2019 12:48

Has anyone seen any information on the Total Wine development at Congress and Oak Lawn? They've begun digging at the site, and they are digging far enough down that it almost looks like an underground parking garage is being built. But last I heard there were no plans for that.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby DFW » 24 Jun 2019 13:16

I think the big hole with the crane bounded by Welborn, Congress, Brown and Hood streets just south of Oaklawn Ave is the contruction site for a 22-story apartment or condo tower. If I’m not mistaken there isn’t any renderings out yet,

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby R1070 » 24 Jun 2019 16:08

JDumont146 wrote:Has anyone seen any information on the Total Wine development at Congress and Oak Lawn? They've begun digging at the site, and they are digging far enough down that it almost looks like an underground parking garage is being built. But last I heard there were no plans for that.

I wondered that too.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 24 Jun 2019 16:23

JDumont146 wrote:Has anyone seen any information on the Total Wine development at Congress and Oak Lawn? They've begun digging at the site, and they are digging far enough down that it almost looks like an underground parking garage is being built. But last I heard there were no plans for that.


So the OLC didn't want Total Wine to have a parking lot. They wanted the building to face the street to improve walkability. Not sure, but I think you're right. Underground parking

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 24 Jun 2019 16:29

They put the building at the corner last I saw and the parking lot to the rear so I doubt they are building a parking garage for only a Total Wine. They even added some architectural interest to try to make the corner of the building with no door look better than the CVS in the West Village did.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby Matt777 » 24 Jun 2019 16:51

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
JDumont146 wrote:Has anyone seen any information on the Total Wine development at Congress and Oak Lawn? They've begun digging at the site, and they are digging far enough down that it almost looks like an underground parking garage is being built. But last I heard there were no plans for that.


So the OLC didn't want Total Wine to have a parking lot. They wanted the building to face the street to improve walkability. Not sure, but I think you're right. Underground parking


As much as I would like to see underground parking for the Total Wine, it just didn't look like it was in the plans at all. Maybe it's for basement storage or cellar? Or just some sort of deep dig for utilities? It's only on the very front part of the lot.

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Re: Oak Lawn

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 25 Jun 2019 09:48

The last design Total Wine brought before the Oak Lawn Committee was a building at Oaklawn and Congress corner with the doors facing a parking lot to the rear so I would assume there are a lot of utilities that are out of date in that area until we hear differently. With Starbucks also building across the street the city may be working with the developer to get some stuff done for the wider area which is likely to keep renovating.


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