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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby Matt777 » 22 Mar 2019 14:56

trueicon wrote:
tamtagon wrote:ATT should host walk-in movies with the Time-Warner collection.

I do hope AT&T does something with its entertainment library. There are lots of potential projects would definitely put the discovery district on the map. A true Game of Thrones or West World themed saloon. A Sopranos italian restaurant. A Friends -- which AT&T now owns the rights to -- coffee shop. Etc.


I like these ideas....

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 22 Mar 2019 18:04

Cbdallas wrote:Close Main Street and make it an outdoor music festival and get some big corporate sponsors to get some real talent to draw the crowds from all over the metroplex. It just takes money to get this done.

Do that for cowboy games.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby DPatel304 » 25 Mar 2019 10:23

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Do that for cowboy games.


Brilliant idea! What a great way to regularly draw out people to the city.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby Tucy » 25 Mar 2019 10:27

Not sure why any significant number of people would want to hang out on Main Street for football games being played 20 miles (or further) away.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby DPatel304 » 25 Mar 2019 10:36

Tucy wrote:Not sure why any significant number of people would want to hang out on Main Street for football games being played 20 miles (or further) away.


Same reason why people go to watch parties, or watch games at bars. It's free, more convenient, different atmosphere.

It also helps that a lot of people are ditching Cable TV these days and don't have the ability to watch games at home any more. I realize you can easily get a cheap HD Antenna which will get you channels for free, but a lot of people (like myself) can't really be bothered to do that. Then again, I'm not a sports fan, so the fact that I don't have an antenna doesn't mean much. I will say that, even though I'm not really a fan, I would absolutely watch a few games here just for the experience of it all.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby tamtagon » 25 Mar 2019 12:15

Tucy wrote:Not sure why any significant number of people would want to hang out on Main Street for football games being played 20 miles (or further) away.


because it's fun

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby muncien » 25 Mar 2019 14:06

tamtagon wrote:
Tucy wrote:Not sure why any significant number of people would want to hang out on Main Street for football games being played 20 miles (or further) away.


because it's fun


No kidding... Watching with a group of fans without having to deal with the hell that is Arlington, would be AWESOME.
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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 25 Mar 2019 14:09

Yeah, I know people who drive to Dallas to watch the Cowboy games because even they don't want to deal with the traffic and aren't the kind that wants to pay Jerry Jones prices for most games.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby DPatel304 » 25 Mar 2019 14:32

I'm imagining Downtown Dallas looking like the area around UT in Austin on Gameday. It's really cool to be in Austin on gameday and see everyone out and about wearing burnt orange. Would love to see something like that in Downtown as well.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby mdg109 » 09 Apr 2019 16:59

Former City Tavern update:
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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby mdg109 » 09 Apr 2019 17:14

It's been a while since I've seen the patios at Stone Street packed. From last night:
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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby Jay9398 » 11 Apr 2019 14:55

Ye Olde Scarlet Pimpernel Tavern (yes, seriously...) aka the old City Tavern space opened last night at 6. The space is definitely much improved. We'll see how they do.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby exelone31 » 12 Apr 2019 11:28

Jay9398 wrote:Ye Olde Scarlet Pimpernel Tavern (yes, seriously...) aka the old City Tavern space opened last night at 6. The space is definitely much improved. We'll see how they do.


Wow, that is an amazing name.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby emmasensei » 12 Apr 2019 15:08

This ex-high school English teacher also loves the name. "No, kids, a scarlet pimpernel is a flower, not a zit."

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 13 Apr 2019 11:08

What is the new place called and what it's the concept?

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby lakewoodhobo » 06 Jun 2019 13:17

1900 Elm: They went through all that trouble to get approval for a corner-facing entrance to this aborted restaurant only to remove the steps leading up to the door. No clue what's going on with this (maybe it needs to be ADA compliant now), but it seems like a comedy of errors at this point.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby mdg109 » 01 Jul 2019 21:50

I may be wrong, but I feel like the West End is very slowly coming back to life. The Corner Bakery is now open on Saturdays, work was being done on the front portion of the old Palm restaurant entrance, and progress is being made on the new burger place taking over the old Ellen's location. Also saw this...
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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby DPatel304 » 01 Jul 2019 22:38

Thanks for providing some pictures. I had heard this restaurant was opening soon in the West End, but I didn't know the exact location. I think it'll be a great addition to the area, and it looks like it has a really promiment location which is great!

So glad to see all the progress being made in the West End. It's such a small, and compact area, that is super urban and walkable, so it shouldn't take long to see it thrive.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby vman » 02 Jul 2019 08:13

DPatel304 wrote:
So glad to see all the progress being made in the West End. It's such a small, and compact area, that is super urban and walkable, so it shouldn't take long to see it thrive.

I think adding more residential has definitely helped the area. I'm really hoping to see some those parking lots in the area give way to development of for-purchase townhouses. Brownstone style townhomes really fit this area and I'm surprised it hasn't been done yet.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 02 Jul 2019 09:21

I think its the perceived safety problem with the DART train/bus station and homeless combo that helps keep for purchase homes away in the West End. The Farmers Market at least has a sleepy quality and the Bus station there is less busy. In the West End, there is a lot of people, train, bus traffic that really changes its perception for a home buyer.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby mdg109 » 08 Jul 2019 00:03

A few updates from Sunday afternoon. First two pics are from the West End. The third photo is an interior progress shot of the old Sol Irlandes building. Tried Clean Juice today and it was really good. It's good to have a smoothie/juice place especially when it's so hot out. Last shot is one of the retail storefronts for Mid Elm Lofts.
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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby Tnexster » 08 Jul 2019 10:10

Where is Clean Juice?

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby Tnexster » 08 Jul 2019 10:21

Tnexster wrote:Where is Clean Juice?


Found it, will check it out today. Been looking for one close to the office.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby TNWE » 08 Jul 2019 10:22

Tnexster wrote:Where is Clean Juice?


Next to Bread Zepplin on Elm

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby lakewoodhobo » 17 Jul 2019 12:41

Not sure how long it's been going on, but the former Fast Signs and FedEx building owned by Headington has been undergoing some interior demo/renovation.

When you look at the building on DCAD, you can see Fast Signs still listed as a business there, but there's another business called "Venus & Co." operating under a Headington LLC that to my knowledge is new: http://dallascad.org/AcctDetailBPP.aspx ... 3500000000

There's a floral shop/studio with that name so it could be related.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 17 Jul 2019 14:14

The floral shop is currently listed as being out of home in East Dallas so I would imagine its possible Headington wanted to renovate and get a higher rent rate for those buildings so he closed out existing leases and found a local flower shop to take on some space. Mind you knowing Headington I wouldn't put it past him to also have a deal with the flower shop to provide arrangements for his businesses as part of the deal.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby DPatel304 » 17 Jul 2019 14:16

Family Thais: Officially opening on the 22nd!!!
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=491279358364788

This is a Thai restaurant opening in the West End (208 N Market Suite 150). Things are really starting to pick up in the CBD these days.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby Kelley USA » 17 Jul 2019 16:08

Already reported, but another article about Cibo Divino's opening DT.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/downtow ... cibodivino

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby Tnexster » 17 Jul 2019 17:06

Kelley USA wrote:Already reported, but another article about Cibo Divino's opening DT.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/downtow ... cibodivino


This is exciting! Lots of good stuff coming downtown these days.

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Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 22 Jul 2019 12:19

Family Thais Asian Bistro is now open! This new Thai restaurant serves lunch/Dinner Thai favorites along with Breakfast options and asian Boba Teas. There's also some coffee. Recall, this place overtook the now defunct Dante's Pizza spot in West End (RIP).

Looks like they will be successful. The work lunch crowd seemed to really be excited to finally have an Asian cusine option in the neighborhood.

I liked the food. Tasty and modest prices.

The design of the restaurant is quite cozy and they did a real nice job brightening up the small spot. The former Chipotle spot is still vacant and has not been able to recover from the Rat Video. Hopefully, This new place doesn't have the same fate.
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