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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Kelley USA » 19 Jul 2017 15:32

Haha, well welcome back! Definitely lots going on within close proximity to each other- Music Factory, Water Street, Westin Hotel, Texican Hotel and the Hidden Ridge Development. The walking distance between all these projects is 1.5 miles which means you could walk from Hidden Ridge over to Water Street in about 25 minutes.

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Waldozer » 24 Jul 2017 22:08

Paywall blocks article but looks like Thirsty Lion won't open by Labor Day. Article says instead "late September."


https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... g-its.html

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Kelley USA » 25 Jul 2017 10:52

I think the only tenant that's supposed to be open by Labor Day is Bar Louie... In fact, they announced they would open in August. Bar Louie and Thirsty Lion are right next to each other on Las Colinas Blvd. You can easily see that BL is significantly further along on build-out...

On another note, the crane for the Westin Hotel went up over the weekend. They seem to be moving rather quickly!

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby muncien » 26 Jul 2017 16:05

Verizon.JPG

Here's a current view of the Pioneer/HiddenRidge/Verizon work... (I still don't know what to call this place officially). The site is huge, and so much of it still hasn't been touched yet. You can also see the Music Factory with the white roof in the back left.
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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Kelley USA » 27 Jul 2017 16:28

That's a cool pic, thanks for posting!

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Waldozer » 03 Aug 2017 19:19

Bar Louie has a ribbon cutting ceremony open to the public on Tuesday, August 29th.

http://local.irvingchamber.com/events/B ... 14/details

Thirsty Lion Pub opening October 10.

http://www.thirstyliongastropub.com/thi ... ic-factory

Also, the Music Factory website has a map up with all of the locations of the restaurants.

http://musicfactory.com/map/?location=martini-lounge

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby muncien » 04 Aug 2017 09:46

Seeing all those places on the map makes you realize how many food options there are here. Good thing we love to eat out here, because that is a LOT of restaurants! North Shore needs to get a move on... Poo, or get off the pot, already!
At least these places should have plenty of construction workers to feed for the next year.

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby vman » 04 Aug 2017 12:36

It seems that Whiskey Cake on Regent is a go (permits have been granted). Anyone know any of the new retailers coming into the strip on 635 east of Cowboy Chicken? The new Pinstack seems to be a roaring success so far. Also, I noticed a new Dairy Queen is going up off 183 and Story Road.

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Kelley USA » 06 Aug 2017 14:46

^^ Yes, so far they have signed India 101 and Liberty Burger. Also, Taco Bell is getting underway right next to Slim Chickens. I haven't made it to Pinstack yet, but drove by about 12:30 last night and it was packed!

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby vman » 06 Aug 2017 17:48

Kelley USA wrote:^^ Yes, so far they have signed India 101 and Liberty Burger. Also, Taco Bell is getting underway right next to Slim Chickens. I haven't made it to Pinstack yet, but drove by about 12:30 last night and it was packed!

Of course....My partner and I joke all the time that since moving to Irving, we would love to see one shopping strip that didn't have an Indian restaurant and/or a dental clinic. It seems mandatory around here.

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 06 Aug 2017 20:56

Kelley USA wrote:^^ Yes, so far they have signed India 101 and Liberty Burger. Also, Taco Bell is getting underway right next to Slim Chickens. I haven't made it to Pinstack yet, but drove by about 12:30 last night and it was packed!


I came to pinstacks this weekend. Looks like a hit with the families! There's indoor rock climbing, video arcade and bowling and food for order.

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby muncien » 07 Aug 2017 10:21

Pinstack is going bonkers... I've already spent way too much money there. But, it's not often you can find that many pinball machines together. drool

Seems like this location was a safe bet as the build out of Cypress Waters will only increase exposure.

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Kelley USA » 07 Aug 2017 10:23

A couple of notes from the current City Council Agenda and just a few other things I've seen around town...

1. Looks like Pei Wei will be moving their Corporate Headquarters to Irving from Scottsdale, AZ. That's a nice get for Irving!

2. I can't really tell by the language, but Gables is either gearing up for Phase 2 of Water Street or they're asking for new requirements for the current build. I'll have to wait until the packet is posted online for more info!

3. The Music Factory is really starting to take noticeable shape. They've been clearing out all the trash and construction trailers and finally started pouring concrete for the roads. They have about 1000 workers on-site right now.

4. They've been taking soil samples on some of the other vacant tracks at the Hidden Ridge development. Could be perhaps for another office building, or maybe an apartment developer??

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby TXGunLover » 07 Aug 2017 10:24

Yep, we went to pinstack for the 2nd time last night and it was packed. The retro Batman pinball is awesome!

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby muncien » 07 Aug 2017 12:20

Kelley USA wrote:A couple of notes from the current City Council Agenda and just a few other things I've seen around town...

1. Looks like Pei Wei will be moving their Corporate Headquarters to Irving from Scottsdale, AZ. That's a nice get for Irving!

2. I can't really tell by the language, but Gables is either gearing up for Phase 2 of Water Street or they're asking for new requirements for the current build. I'll have to wait until the packet is posted online for more info!

3. The Music Factory is really starting to take noticeable shape. They've been clearing out all the trash and construction trailers and finally started pouring concrete for the roads. They have about 1000 workers on-site right now.

4. They've been taking soil samples on some of the other vacant tracks at the Hidden Ridge development. Could be perhaps for another office building, or maybe an apartment developer??


Interesting news all around...
DFW in general seems to have quite a few restaurant HQs... Irving has several itself. Glad to see this continue with something as sizable as Pei Wei.

Gables deal is interesting... Seems late for changes, unless it's something as trivial as signage variance for new tenants or something like that (Las Colinas has some very strict guidelines... on top of Irving's already fairly strict rules). As I've stated previously (probably too many times), Water Street in it's current form is way under built. If indeed Gables goes bigger for the second phase, that will be a welcome sight. I never really understood why they were so cautious in the first place. High end apartments have made a killing in the urban center, and piling them on top of those one story retail stores along O'Connor would have been a slam dunk. Anyways, water under the bridge.

Thanks for the info! As always...

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Tnexster » 08 Aug 2017 14:38

Cognizant Technology, Gartner plan to bring more than 1,000 employees to new Irving offices

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ng-offices

Cognizant is based in New Jersey and has its technology solutions U.S. headquarters in College Station and an office on Las Colinas Boulevard in Irving. In 2016, Cognizant employed more than 260,000 people -- bulk of it in India -- and had total revenues of nearly $13.5 billion.

The business services firm is one of two companies looking to expand its footprint in Irving.

Gartner Inc., an information technology research and advisory company, plans to grow its Irving office and hire at least 150 and up to 800 workers in its office at 6011 Connection Drive, according to the city council agenda.

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby muncien » 08 Aug 2017 15:04

4. They've been taking soil samples on some of the other vacant tracks at the Hidden Ridge development. Could be perhaps for another office building, or maybe an apartment developer??


Watching more core samples today... Looks to be the area on the far eastern side of the development closes to 114 and Hidden Ridge. As you stated, this appears to be location designated as 'office' on the site plan (they're currently at the three blue blds on the far right of this picture).
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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby muncien » 09 Aug 2017 10:19

2. I can't really tell by the language, but Gables is either gearing up for Phase 2 of Water Street or they're asking for new requirements for the current build. I'll have to wait until the packet is posted online for more info!


Looking at the packet, it appears they are just tweaking some of the original phase by reducing parking requirements (yay), reducing some retail (10-20k sq ft), and adding restaurant (35-55k sq ft). These buildings were always part of the initial Phase 1 site plan from what I recall, but I haven't seen if they were being built yet or not.

So, it looks like we are still in a 'wait and see' status for Phase 2.

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby homeworld1031tx » 09 Aug 2017 22:45

So I'm not sure how deeply to read into this, but there is a small 'now hiring' banner hanging from the whole foods at 161 and macarthur. the site has been empty for the last few months after the ~1 month false start of activity in the spring.

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby muncien » 10 Aug 2017 09:40

homeworld1031tx wrote:So I'm not sure how deeply to read into this, but there is a small 'now hiring' banner hanging from the whole foods at 161 and macarthur. the site has been empty for the last few months after the ~1 month false start of activity in the spring.


I noticed that the lights have been on lately... but maybe they always have been and I didn't notice it until last week.

This Whole Foods thing has been a bit entertaining. It's almost like some mythical creature at this point. Many have heard of it's existence, but it's never been experienced first hand. :lol:

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Waldozer » 10 Aug 2017 13:44

I've been checking the Las Colinas store page on the Whole Foods website fairly often, and it's been updated recently, as well. It now says "opening Fall 2017" rather than "opening 2017"). And in all caps "NOW HIRING!"

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/lascolinas

muncien wrote:It's almost like some mythical creature at this point. Many have heard of it's existence, but it's never been experienced first hand.


This reminds me of a lyric from a Mozart opera:

Women’s faithfulness
is like the Arabian phoenix.
Everyone says it exists,
where it is no one knows.

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby muncien » 11 Aug 2017 09:31

I see cladding going up on the office building portion of the Music Factory. It looks like the glass is still covered with a film, and I'm a bit to far for a decent picture, so I can't really tell what it'll look like. If/when I get a chance, and the film is removed, I'll try to get something.

EDIT: I can't help but think that the developer wishes they could have made that building two or three times taller. If I'm not mistaken, they tried; but the city swatted that request away. It is technically on city land after all, and they felt that it could be interpreted as city subsidized office and therefore compete unfairly with other potential office sites. Either way, the success of this office space should spark more development in LC urban center... you'd think anyway.


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