A judge has already told Billy Bob that he'll have to put some significant money down in order to continue his lawsuit. Essentially, they found that it has little merit. You have to keep in mind that when Ark settled with Las Colinas Group (Billy Bob group) for the city in order to get the contract, they had to award Billy Bob some spaces. I can almost assure you that there was bad blood from the get go, and that these two couldn't wait to blame eachother. I bet Ark was glad to get them out as soon as they could, and can't wait to get someone else in.
Parking has been free every time I have visited the last few weeks (should have been this way all along), and if folks think this was bad, there is no way they will deal with the mess that is Arlington. The two aren't even comparable.
Other than two of the venues at Big Beat (both closed), I have not heard any complaints about food quality. I go to Bar Louie, Yardhouse, Jinbeh, and Alamo all the time, and for being chains, their food is quite good.
Out happy hour group has routinely had to find alternatives during midweek visits as Yardhouse is frequently booked and no decent sized tables available (bar is usually available for singles).
The music venue is outperforming estimates by far... There have been some growing pains. Many venues remain vacant and will probably continue to be until both hotels are up and running. But that isn't some wishful change that only exists on a fancy rendering. Both of those hotels are well underway, and once open, you'll have hundreds of visitors a day with expense accounts that will visit this place.
I realize the news looks bad (that is what Billy Bob wants), but it doesn't define this development. In the end, the failure of Big Beat will make this place better off than it was before.
"He doesn't know how to use the three seashells..."