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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby muncien » 13 Sep 2019 13:13

Kelley USA wrote:DBJ reporting that a Fortune 20 company has signed a lease for 200,000 sq ft in Las Colinas... That's a pretty significant chunk! I have a few guesses- could just be that McKesson or ExxonMobil is looking for more space in the area, or possibly Verizon is needing more space. I don't think this is any sort of relocation, but should bring about 1000 jobs with it (whatever it is).

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... s_headline


That is a big chunk... and interesting to hear it going to one tenant. Very curious who that is...
I've been watching this building closely (if you look at the pic in the aricle super closely, you can see my office in the building adjacent :)). I have been very impressed with the amount of money Veridesk has put into this place. For a couple of months, you could see straight through the building as every window was replaced and the whole thing was gutted. They redid the entire roof as well. Glad to hear it's working out for them.
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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby vman » 13 Sep 2019 14:53

muncien wrote:
Kelley USA wrote:DBJ reporting that a Fortune 20 company has signed a lease for 200,000 sq ft in Las Colinas... That's a pretty significant chunk! I have a few guesses- could just be that McKesson or ExxonMobil is looking for more space in the area, or possibly Verizon is needing more space. I don't think this is any sort of relocation, but should bring about 1000 jobs with it (whatever it is).

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... s_headline


That is a big chunk... and interesting to hear it going to one tenant. Very curious who that is...
I've been watching this building closely (if you look at the pic in the aricle super closely, you can see my office in the building adjacent :)). I have been very impressed with the amount of money Veridesk has put into this place. For a couple of months, you could see straight through the building as every window was replaced and the whole thing was gutted. They redid the entire roof as well. Glad to hear it's working out for them.



I've been watching the work here too. Is it crazy that I've always really thought this was a really cool building? I'm very interested to see how the makeover turns out.

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby muncien » 17 Sep 2019 09:03

vman wrote:I've been watching the work here too. Is it crazy that I've always really thought this was a really cool building? I'm very interested to see how the makeover turns out.


Not crazy... haha.
It may not be tall or shiny, but it is unique (in a good way), and a welcome sight in the sea of bland, 80's office architecture surrounding it.

Opening up the windows (previously glass block) was a great change. I am curious to see what they do with the courtyard area. That section has NEVER been functional, but I hear they have some fun plans for it. Time will tell.

On a side note... The new Pioneer HQ looks amazing. Probably the best building in LC.
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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby homeworld1031tx » 17 Sep 2019 09:35

I must have missed it, which building are you guys referring to as being fully renovated with all the glass being removed??

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Kelley USA » 17 Sep 2019 12:09

homeworld1031tx wrote:I must have missed it, which building are you guys referring to as being fully renovated with all the glass being removed??


It's the old Zales HQ off 114 behind the Sonic...

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Kelley USA » 17 Sep 2019 12:15

Construction Updates...

Pacific Table at Water Street is cruising right along. Space is looking great! I would guess they're probably 6 weeks away from opening. Signs are up!

Kitchen 101 / Rayleigh Underground seems to be under construction at Music Factory. Peeked in and saw some of the framing going up. This will most likely be a Jan / Feb opening.

Mama Tried at Music Factory is getting closer. Looks like the interior work is starting to wrap up. I would say opening is about a month away.

Pacheco Taco Bar at Music Factory is at warp speed (although they already had a pretty nice build-out to work with. Some nice murals on the wall, building an indoor / outdoor bar. Sign is up- looks pretty sharp

Stumpy's Hatchet House at Music Factory is under construction finally. Looks to be a pretty big space. It'll be nice to have some sort of entertainment option here.

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Kelley USA » 19 Sep 2019 14:12

Nice little article on D Magazine CEO on the state of Irving / Las Colinas...

https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/ ... s-to-life/

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Kelley USA » 02 Oct 2019 11:38

Not the biggest news to report, but the Chick-fil-a on North MacArthur & 635 has finally closed for a $1 million 6 month renovation. Curious to see what the new restaurant will look like. Also in the same MacArthur Crossing center, it was sort of a quiet opening but The Halal Guys is now open too. This is all the same center where Total Wine is opening.

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Brettoj » 02 Oct 2019 16:09

I didn’t see this reported. They tore down the three townhomes that were started by the convention center DART station.

Additionally, they are adding one AT&T 5G small cell in front of Water Street and I believe a Verizon one across the street from the music factory.

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby muncien » 02 Oct 2019 16:25

Brettoj wrote:I didn’t see this reported. They tore down the three townhomes that were started by the convention center DART station.

Additionally, they are adding one AT&T 5G small cell in front of Water Street and I believe a Verizon one across the street from the music factory.


Such a waste... but shouldn't have been built in the first place. Any idea what the future holds for this site? I can't help but assume it'll be much of the same since that's what has been zoned, but probably by a different developer...?
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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Kelley USA » 03 Oct 2019 09:09

I didn't notice the townhomes had been torn down... They were still standing on Monday. I'll see if I can find out anything!

On another note and some TMF news, this is actually a pretty big get for not only the TMF but Las Colinas in general. Mercy Wine Bar is opening a 2nd location in one of the vacant Big Beat spots. They'll be taking the old Texas C-Bar space which is actually quite nice!

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... c-factory/

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby kwilliam » 03 Oct 2019 10:00

That is awesome, thanks for sharing Kelley. Mercy in Addison is terrific, should be a great addition to TMF.

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Kelley USA » 04 Oct 2019 10:51

From watching the City Council Work Session yesterday, it looks like Council is setting the stage to approve the almost $10 million renovation of the Williams Square Plaza. Should probably see this come before council in the next few months.

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Tnexster » 04 Oct 2019 11:01

Kelley USA wrote:From watching the City Council Work Session yesterday, it looks like Council is setting the stage to approve the almost $10 million renovation of the Williams Square Plaza. Should probably see this come before council in the next few months.


Maybe it will incorporate more grasses and landscaping to get rid of some of that giant concrete plaza.

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Kelley USA » 04 Oct 2019 13:54

Tnexster wrote:
Kelley USA wrote:From watching the City Council Work Session yesterday, it looks like Council is setting the stage to approve the almost $10 million renovation of the Williams Square Plaza. Should probably see this come before council in the next few months.


Maybe it will incorporate more grasses and landscaping to get rid of some of that giant concrete plaza.


Yes, that's precisely what they're doing! Trees, landscaping, updates to the fountain, the leveling of the plaza, a stage for outdoor concerts etc... The focus will still be all about the Mustangs though!

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 04 Oct 2019 16:40

I assume this version released in May is basically what the plan is...
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With this being the best before currentish pic...
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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby Kelley USA » 08 Oct 2019 09:30

TMF Updates...

Pacheco's Taco Bar is now in the middle of their soft opening... Place looks cool enough. Small inside / outside bar, several tv's with the games on etc... If the tacos are good people will come!

Mama Tried is having a Grand Opening this Thursday & Friday. They have 9 bands playing on 2 stages (stage inside the bar and also on the Texas Lottery Plaza). Doors will open at 6pm and concerts are free to the public.

Rayleigh Underground finally has permits in-hand and build-out as commenced. The total venue space is 38,000 sq ft and the build-out valuation is $11.5 million. So they're definitely putting some cash into it!

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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Postby muncien » 08 Oct 2019 09:40

Kelley USA wrote:TMF Updates...

Pacheco's Taco Bar is now in the middle of their soft opening... Place looks cool enough. Small inside / outside bar, several tv's with the games on etc... If the tacos are good people will come!

Mama Tried is having a Grand Opening this Thursday & Friday. They have 9 bands playing on 2 stages (stage inside the bar and also on the Texas Lottery Plaza). Doors will open at 6pm and concerts are free to the public.

Rayleigh Underground finally has permits in-hand and build-out as commenced. The total venue space is 38,000 sq ft and the build-out valuation is $11.5 million. So they're definitely putting some cash into it!


Wow... Great news all around. Looks like I know where I'll be spending the end of the week. Thanks for the updates.
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