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Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 10 Nov 2016 15:30

There wasn't an appropriate thread for general retail. So I started one. Moderators feel free to move if need be.



Anyhow, the former Caprioti's location on Ross and Lamar has been vacant for over a year now. However, today I saw workers doing what seems to be remodeling work inside.

About a year ago there were rumours that a new Sandwich joint would take over that spot. But that never materialized.

Anyone know what's going to take over that spot?

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby ArtVandelay » 13 Nov 2016 03:38

It will be a FedEx Office

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby willyk » 13 Nov 2016 05:20

Crafty Irishman Public House on Main / Merc Retail Spaces .

This one opened fairly recently. Not sure we ever picked it up. Getting pretty good reviews.

The Merc retail has been dormant for way too long. Once the cluster of hotels at the Statler opens, Main should be a very viable street for restaurant and retail from that locale to the Westin. I hope this is a sign that it is happening.

http://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/downtowns-newest-addition-brings-a-taste-of-ireland-and-a-lot-of-whiskey-to-main-street-8767160

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby dd_dweller » 13 Nov 2016 09:54

Anybody else read that a Bang & Olufsen is opening on Main Street at 1519 main? Main Street is becoming a high end destination with all these stores opening.

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Postby lakewoodhobo » 13 Nov 2016 11:34

dd_dweller wrote:Anybody else read that a Bang & Olufsen is opening on Main Street at 1519 main? Main Street is becoming a high end destination with all these stores opening.


I was surprised to read that....great news! Is 1519 the hair salon or the one next door with the brick facade?

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby Jay9398 » 14 Nov 2016 08:09

lakewoodhobo wrote:
dd_dweller wrote:Anybody else read that a Bang & Olufsen is opening on Main Street at 1519 main? Main Street is becoming a high end destination with all these stores opening.


I was surprised to read that....great news! Is 1519 the hair salon or the one next door with the brick facade?


1519 is the red brick building next door to the (now closed) B&B hair salon.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby ArtVandelay » 14 Nov 2016 10:24

Bread Zeppelin is opening at 1300 Main Street (corner of Main and Field/Adolphus Parking Garage) in the former Greek Cafe space.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 14 Nov 2016 11:11

ArtVandelay wrote:It will be a FedEx Office

Really?.... I find that interesting since there already is a FedEx office / store on Ross with a surface lot..

Are they closing this store?

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby ArtVandelay » 14 Nov 2016 11:27

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
ArtVandelay wrote:It will be a FedEx Office

Really?.... I find that interesting since there already is a FedEx office / store on Ross with a surface lot..

Are they closing this store?


Not sure...all I know is a CO had been applied for FedEx Office at 902 Ross. Kinda surprising they would move further away from Fountain Place but maybe they are aiming to capitalize on the West End commercial renaissance.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby dukemeredith » 14 Nov 2016 11:43

Jay9398 wrote:1519 is the red brick building next door to the (now closed) B&B hair salon.



I only recently noticed this hair salon was closed. Has anyone heard rumors of potential replacements? Seems like a great location for another boutique. Something like a Kendra Scott would be impressive (still upscale but a much lower price point vs. Forty Five Ten and Neiman's for accessories).

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Postby lakewoodhobo » 16 Nov 2016 14:40

dukemeredith wrote:
Jay9398 wrote:1519 is the red brick building next door to the (now closed) B&B hair salon.



I only recently noticed this hair salon was closed. Has anyone heard rumors of potential replacements? Seems like a great location for another boutique. Something like a Kendra Scott would be impressive (still upscale but a much lower price point vs. Forty Five Ten and Neiman's for accessories).


Looks like it'll be the new location for pop-up store Unbranded this year.

Holiday pop-up shop experiment lands on prime downtown Dallas strip
http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/innov ... n/#slide=0

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby lakewoodhobo » 01 Dec 2016 14:21

Not sure how long it's been there, but The Metropolitan has a TABC application for "Trompo Tacos Downtown" on the Commerce St side. Maybe the same Trompo made famous by Bon Appetit? http://www.bonappetit.com/city-guides/venue/trompo

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby ericthegardener » 01 Dec 2016 15:43

What's funny is there was a "Trompo Tacos Coming Soon" sign at Jefferson Tower in Oak Cliff well before they ever opened on Singleton. I always assumed that Jefferson Tower had been too rich for their blood considering the space they eventually moved into. One Bon Appetit article later and their opening downtown. Wow.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 01 Dec 2016 17:36

Downtown needs a legit taco spot. Good to see.

I'd love for downtown to have a 24/7 dining options; tacos, pizza or something.

But im not sure we're quite there yet. This town needs more kitchens open passed 2 am.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 01 Dec 2016 17:53

Forgot to mention...

I saw last week that the former Ellen's spot in West End had construction workers building a new patio. Anyone know what's goin on here.

Also, in the building across from the former Ellen's spot, in front of factory six 03 , there is a zoning change sign. I'm not sure if it's new or not. Anyone know what's that about?

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby lakewoodhobo » 01 Dec 2016 18:46

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Forgot to mention...

I saw last week that the former Ellen's spot in West End had construction workers building a new patio. Anyone know what's goin on here.


It's a little behind schedule, but last I checked it was going to be Grezza (Italian)
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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby dukemeredith » 01 Dec 2016 20:53

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Downtown needs a legit taco spot. Good to see.

I'd love for downtown to have a 24/7 dining options; tacos, pizza or something.

But im not sure we're quite there yet. This town needs more kitchens open passed 2 am.



The Statler is supposed to have a 24/7 diner. Maybe the Fireside Pies at the new Hampton will have late hours, too? Whenever it opens...

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby willyk » 01 Dec 2016 22:57

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Downtown needs a legit taco spot. Good to see.

I'd love for downtown to have a 24/7 dining options; tacos, pizza or something.

But im not sure we're quite there yet. This town needs more kitchens open passed 2 am.


Don't overlook Fuel City. :D

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby tamtagon » 02 Dec 2016 09:53

Taco stand on every corner!

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby ContriveDallasite » 02 Dec 2016 10:33

Also slightly off-topic.

As I am currently living in Germany and taking the train/tram/ubahn to clients nearly every day I am completey confused by the complete lack of retail options for transit riders on DART. There is a kiosk at nearly every station here even far out in to the suburbs that is a condensed version of 7-11.

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Postby Tnexster » 09 Dec 2016 12:58

Why restaurants are flocking to downtown Dallas

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/ ... allas.html

Real estate prices aren’t curbing restaurant development in downtown Dallas, with 58 new eateries opening in the area so far this year.

And including planned projects, roughly 92 restaurants are in the development pipeline. At this time, 10 are slated to open in 2017, reported Downtown Dallas Inc.

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Postby dukemeredith » 09 Dec 2016 13:03

That article has some good info!

[. . .]the area is also catching the attention of eateries from around the world. A space that formerly housed Stephan Pyles’ restaurant at 1807 Ross Ave. will be the future home of Corrientes 348, an Argentinean steakhouse.

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Postby Jbarn » 09 Dec 2016 14:49

Now if we could just get some moderately priced retail in downtown. The prices at all the retail on Main are way out of reach for the vast majority of regular folks. The growth downtown had been great, but at some point we need to get stuff down there that regular folks can relate to.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 09 Dec 2016 15:27

I want an urban target and a Whataburger (no drive thru)..
Oh yeah forgot... An HEB..not central market..

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Postby dfwcre8tive » 02 Jun 2017 12:36

Seems like a strange excuse to close.

Dallas restaurant The Palm, a shelter spot during the July 7 ambush, is closing
https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drink/2017/06/01/dallas-restaurant-the-palm-closing-shelter-july-7-police-ambush?_ga=2.173816416.2113562892.1496362612-1746600117.1459553838

Downtown Dallas power-lunch spot the Palm Restaurant is closing in the West End. Owners Wally Ganzi and Bruce Bozzi Jr. announced in a letter that the 33-year-old lobster and steak house will shutter on June 30.

The "clubby hangout," as critic Waltrina Stovall termed it in 1991, was hot for many years in Dallas. The neighborhood surrounding it, known as the West End, has cooled, however. The restaurant was also markedly close in proximity to the July 7, 2016 ambush in downtown Dallas. Officer Jesus Retana, shot in the arm in the attack, took shelter inside the Palm until he was taken to the hospital.

The owners write that the decision to close the Dallas restaurant was "very difficult for us" in a letter to customers. "Recent events, however, have left us concerned for the safety and welfare of our valued customers and staff," the letter says. They don't point to the July 7 ambush, specifically, as the reason they're moving, LuKanic says, but "the events in the West End last summer certainly opened our eyes."

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby muncien » 02 Jun 2017 12:59

Uh... yeah. Whatever... smh

West End had been on decline for years UNTIL recently. It is far more promising now than it has been for the last ten years or so.

This is just silly.
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Postby DPatel304 » 02 Jun 2017 13:26

Definitely sounds odd. It's been almost a year since that tragedy, and I'd say Downtown and the West End have been pretty normal outside of that. I could understand if the ambush happened last year and lead to a string of other events that caused more problems, but that doesn't really seem to be the case.

Is it possible rates are rising in the West End? I feel like that area is about to get really popular and in demand.

Uh... yeah. Whatever... smh

West End had been on decline for years UNTIL recently. It is far more promising now than it has been for the last ten years or so.

This is just silly.


Exactly. I would think you would feel lucky to have 'suffered' through the bad years and now it will finally pay off.

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 02 Jun 2017 13:38

dfwcre8tive wrote:Seems like a strange excuse to close.

Dallas restaurant The Palm, a shelter spot during the July 7 ambush, is closing
https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drink/2017/06/01/dallas-restaurant-the-palm-closing-shelter-july-7-police-ambush?_ga=2.173816416.2113562892.1496362612-1746600117.1459553838

Downtown Dallas power-lunch spot the Palm Restaurant is closing in the West End. Owners Wally Ganzi and Bruce Bozzi Jr. announced in a letter that the 33-year-old lobster and steak house will shutter on June 30.

The "clubby hangout," as critic Waltrina Stovall termed it in 1991, was hot for many years in Dallas. The neighborhood surrounding it, known as the West End, has cooled, however. The restaurant was also markedly close in proximity to the July 7, 2016 ambush in downtown Dallas. Officer Jesus Retana, shot in the arm in the attack, took shelter inside the Palm until he was taken to the hospital.

The owners write that the decision to close the Dallas restaurant was "very difficult for us" in a letter to customers. "Recent events, however, have left us concerned for the safety and welfare of our valued customers and staff," the letter says. They don't point to the July 7 ambush, specifically, as the reason they're moving, LuKanic says, but "the events in the West End last summer certainly opened our eyes."



Meh... I never went to that place... I hate how the valet parks the cars on the sidewalk there... Anyway, Hopefully something else takes it spot..

With that said, I think the owner realizes that this fancy restaurant could be in a more attractive area given that they cater to the Uppity crowd.

I'd prefer neighborhood bar in that location.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby Cbdallas » 02 Jun 2017 14:35

I thought I read somewhere that 1900 Pearl was courting them to move. Another spot would be accross the park at the Crow developement as it has restaurant space.

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Postby R1070 » 02 Jun 2017 17:34

I'm pretty sure we will see this reopen. Like Morton's, they've been looking to relocate out of the West End.

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Postby Redblock » 12 Jun 2017 10:00

In better news for steak eaters, an Argentinian restaurant is opening soon in the former Stephen Pyles space at Ross and St. Paul.

Here is their FB page.


https://m.facebook.com/Corrientes348Dallas/

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Postby DPatel304 » 25 Aug 2017 13:47

The new downtown Dallas restaurant Bullion, from former Mansion on Turtle Creek chef Bruno Davaillon, opens in October with a feature you won't find at other restaurants in town: an indoor farm.

Bullion is opening at 400 S. Record St. in downtown Dallas, in the former Belo Building, which is being given a massive upgrade by the Hartland-Mackie family, with a new lobby, sky garden, fitness center, and conference center.

Bruno has partnered with Dallas Urban Farms owners Jody and Max Wall to install an indoor vertical farm where he will hydroponically grow herbs, vegetables, and lettuces to service the restaurant. Bullion is the first Dallas restaurant to grow plants from seedlings on the property.

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... davaillon/

How cool. I have just recently learned what Hydroponics (as well as Aquaponics) is, so it's pretty cool to actually see this being used. Essentially its a different method of farming which appears to require less land, which is why you're seeing it in a restaurant in Downtown.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby DPatel304 » 03 Oct 2017 16:32

This isn't retail, but it's Downtown Dallas related:
The WonderPhones are a series of interactive payphones that connect the people in Downtown Dallas to the city and each other. We have combined old and new technology to allow people to listen to content and play and record their stories. Three phones are located in prominent enclosures downtown for the month of October 2017, and two mobile phones will be popping-up at various location throughout the month.

http://dallaswonderphone.com/

This is a pretty cool idea, and it's very eye catching. It sounds like it might be temporary, though, which is unfortunate.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby lakewoodhobo » 03 Oct 2017 17:09

DPatel304 wrote:This isn't retail, but it's Downtown Dallas related:
The WonderPhones are a series of interactive payphones that connect the people in Downtown Dallas to the city and each other. We have combined old and new technology to allow people to listen to content and play and record their stories. Three phones are located in prominent enclosures downtown for the month of October 2017, and two mobile phones will be popping-up at various location throughout the month.

http://dallaswonderphone.com/

This is a pretty cool idea, and it's very eye catching. It sounds like it might be temporary, though, which is unfortunate.


I saw the one at Browder this morning and thought it was some weird payphone/art installation. I'll check it out!

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby lakewoodhobo » 04 Oct 2017 12:44

Harwood Tavern, in the old Agave Azul space, opened last night. Their hours are 4-midnight.

Also hearing a rumor that someone leased the Hart Furniture space next to the Majestic and that'll be announced shortly.

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Postby mdg109 » 04 Oct 2017 13:21

Thanks for the update! I'll definitely be checking out Harwood Tavern.

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Postby lakewoodhobo » 05 Oct 2017 13:04

Crews are finally working on the Trompo Taco space at Metropolitan. Also heard that Chipotle likely won’t reopen in the West End. If that’s the case, hopefully they’ll move to one of the new spaces on Ross Ave.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby dd_dweller » 05 Oct 2017 13:15

There's been some activity at the old vertigo salon on main street. I haven't seen any signs go up. It's been getting cleaned out. Hopefully this is good news and they have a new retailer.

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Postby DPatel304 » 05 Oct 2017 13:18

I saw a re-zoning sign at Frankie's sports bar a few days ago. I didn't get a chance to snap a picture of it. Maybe it's an old sign, or maybe it's nothing, but thought I'd share.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby mdg109 » 06 Oct 2017 11:46

I drove by Harwood Tavern last night. They added these wooden privacy screens to the patio which really walls off the activity from the street. It actually makes the place look like it's boarded up from the street. Here's a photo from their Facebook page.
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Postby muncien » 06 Oct 2017 13:05

^^^
Uh... what? That patio was one of the best features. I know there were angles that made it appear cars coming down Harwood would plow into you, but surely some planted pots would have done a better job. Weird...
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Postby mdg109 » 06 Oct 2017 14:44

Yeah, I had eaten on that patio when it was Agave Azul, and the view was fine. The open patio really gave this quiet corner some life. Here's how it was before.
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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby Jay9398 » 07 Oct 2017 20:50

We had happy hour there last night. I actually like the wood screens. They're easy to take down if (when?!?) that part of town gets a little more friendly, but in the meantime it's a nice way to block the street/parking lot activity.

Also, the staff is super friendly. Highly recommend.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby DPatel304 » 07 Aug 2018 14:03

I don't really have an update/announcement regarding Downtown Dallas, but I just wanted to say that I hung out in Downtown last Saturday for dinner/drinks and I was really impressed at how lively it all was. We had dinner at Americano, then walked over to the Statler for drinks at Scout (which was very busy). We attempted to check out Waterproof after Scout, but by the time we wanted to check it out, a huge line of about 30 people had formed waiting to get in. There was a decent amount of activity along Main Street and the Statler appears to be a huge hit.

I've always been hesitant to say that Downtown has turned the corner is no longer a ghost town, but I feel very confident in making that claim now. I know it's been decently lively for a couple years now, but, in the back of my mind, there was always the worry that a recession or a few failed projects might set us back. But with the way things are looking now, and with the upcoming developments, I think Downtown is going to get pretty lively in the next few years. In particular, I think the Discovery District and Pacific Plaza Park are going to create some serious activity once completed.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby exelone31 » 07 Aug 2018 14:43

That's really great to hear that The Statler was packed. Though I haven't been, it sounded like Scout was a really large space, so I was wondering how they were going to fill it up, but sounds like that's not an issue.

I'll be really curious to see how the East Quarter development extends the string of attractions across downtown. You'd then be able to go from The Joule to The Statler on down to the East Quarter. Who knows, if 345 were to ever be altered, there could be a nice walk all the way through to Deep Ellum.

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Postby DPatel304 » 07 Aug 2018 15:00

exelone31 wrote:That's really great to hear that The Statler was packed. Though I haven't been, it sounded like Scout was a really large space, so I was wondering how they were going to fill it up, but sounds like that's not an issue.


To be more precise, Scout was 'just the right' amount of busy, meaning enough space for our group to hang out and not have to yell or feel over-crowded, and fairly easy to get a drink at the bar as well. It wasn't too packed, and it wasn't dead, which was perfect.

exelone31 wrote:I'll be really curious to see how the East Quarter development extends the string of attractions across downtown. You'd then be able to go from The Joule to The Statler on down to the East Quarter. Who knows, if 345 were to ever be altered, there could be a nice walk all the way through to Deep Ellum.


Ah yes, how could I forget about East Quarter, that will be equally as important as the Discovery District and the Pacific Park Plaza. I agree, that will also make a huge difference to the area, as it will really fill in the missing pieces to that part of town. It's exciting that these projects are only 1-2 years away.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby dallaz » 07 Aug 2018 16:41

After Royal Blue opening, downtown Dallas eager for more grocery options

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... ry-options

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby mcrdal15 » 07 Aug 2018 16:55

DPatel304 wrote:I don't really have an update/announcement regarding Downtown Dallas, but I just wanted to say that I hung out in Downtown last Saturday for dinner/drinks and I was really impressed at how lively it all was. We had dinner at Americano, then walked over to the Statler for drinks at Scout (which was very busy). We attempted to check out Waterproof after Scout, but by the time we wanted to check it out, a huge line of about 30 people had formed waiting to get in. There was a decent amount of activity along Main Street and the Statler appears to be a huge hit.

I've always been hesitant to say that Downtown has turned the corner is no longer a ghost town, but I feel very confident in making that claim now. I know it's been decently lively for a couple years now, but, in the back of my mind, there was always the worry that a recession or a few failed projects might set us back. But with the way things are looking now, and with the upcoming developments, I think Downtown is going to get pretty lively in the next few years. In particular, I think the Discovery District and Pacific Plaza Park are going to create some serious activity once completed.


Great update! Funny I was down there on Saturday, but didn't go in the Statler (I've been in there a few times before). I definitely agree with the center of Downtown really coming alive. The walk (or bike or scooter ride) from the Statler to Deep Ellum isn't too far; however, the sidewalk infrastructure on Commerce near and below I-345 is horrendously bad. Main is the only halfway "safe" one under I-345 if you're trying to walk from DT to DE.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby DPatel304 » 07 Aug 2018 17:11

mcrdal15 wrote:Great update! Funny I was down there on Saturday, but didn't go in the Statler (I've been in there a few times before). I definitely agree with the center of Downtown really coming alive. The walk (or bike or scooter ride) from the Statler to Deep Ellum isn't too far; however, the sidewalk infrastructure on Commerce near and below I-345 is horrendously bad. Main is the only halfway "safe" one under I-345 if you're trying to walk from DT to DE.


So after Waterproof was too busy to go to, we ended up doing the walk from the Statler to Deep Ellum. As you said, it's a terrible walk, but hopefully as both Downtown and Deep Ellum develop, the connection will definitely improve.


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