^^ Agreed. And in addition to Uptown, did you also miss the sweeping change in the East Dallas neighborhoods surrounding that vacant Cityplace land? Hundreds of condos, townhomes, and luxury apartments being built at a frantic pace, all starting in the high 300s-low 400s.
If you build six 450k condos on the same size lot as a single Preston Hollow home, does that impact the hand-wavy, back of the envelope calculations we're all doing here? How about the fact that Cityplace has a DART station and we're already finally seeing big investment and density at DART stations (i.e., Mockingbird)?
The East Dallas neighborhoods aren't all the way there yet, but the sheer pace of construction in the last year suggests it'll be 100% built out before we know it--and it's already swarming with employed DINKs in their 20s and 30s relocating from places like California and Denver.
The Restoration Hardware Gallery is being built a stones throw away from CityPlace, if you really want to talk about aspirational retail. Both are less than a 10 minute walk from my house.
I also appreciate somebody echoing my thoughts WRT dining. I also haven't been particularly impressed with the restaurants we've tried that edge into the Park Cities. Food tends to be predictably expensive, bland, familiar, and safe, kind of like the meals you'd get on a cruise ship or at a wedding. I looked at the dining options at Northpark when I was there and nothing was interesting. Seasons 52? Maggiano's? P.F. Changs? That's not where urban Millennials and Gen Z eat these days. We did 15 years ago, but not now. I associate those places with 1. well-heeled suburban Boomers and 2. pre-prom dinners for large groups of high school students.
I guess in that sense, Northpark needs Eataly for some diversity. Eataly carries Rustichella pasta, my all-time favorite, and 50 different kinds of anchovies!