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The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

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Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Postby lakewoodhobo » 25 Jan 2019 10:29

Huge Salesforce lease takes Uptown's new Union office tower to the 90 percent mark
https://t.co/E5pdroqn4b

Salesforce leased 100,000 sq ft at The Union, which is now 90% leased, and gets lead tenant signage. Per the article:

"We think we will be 100 percent leased on the retail at the end of February," Ebert said.

The Christopher residential high-rise will open in March and Tom Thumb plans to debut its store in the spring.


Remember when Lucy Billingsley couldn't get Two Arts Plaza off the ground, even after a much smaller redesign? Since then we have seen KPMG Plaza, McKinney & Olive, 1900 Pearl, PwC Tower (Park District) and The Union break ground and fill up.

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Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Postby Matt777 » 25 Jan 2019 13:40

lakewoodhobo wrote:
Remember when Lucy Billingsley couldn't get Two Arts Plaza off the ground, even after a much smaller redesign? Since then we have seen KPMG Plaza, McKinney & Olive, 1900 Pearl, PwC Tower (Park District) and The Union break ground and fill up.


Agreed, the office building developers have been very conservative in Dallas. Almost no significantly spec space being built. I wonder how many companies would choose to relocate to Uptown/Downtown if there was brand new Class A space available immediately. There seems to be plenty in the suburbs.

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Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Postby clcrash19 » 25 Jan 2019 15:43

Didn't mckinney and olive do really well too with leasing out of the gate?

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Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Postby R1070 » 25 Jan 2019 22:17

I'm fine with these smaller to mid sized office projects going up in
uptown if that means that it will push more development toward downtown.

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Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 26 Jan 2019 00:45

R1070 wrote:I'm fine with these smaller to mid sized office projects going up in
uptown if that means that it will push more development toward downtown.

People have been saying that for ages. The ship has sailed. Too many developers in downtown just sit on land waiting to build the next Salesforce tower. But demand is not happening unless it's for "more parkin'". The best we can hope for is more projects like the AMLi. Those projects will make a difference.

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Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Postby Tnexster » 28 Jan 2019 21:23

100,000 sf lease says a lot. There is room for more, time to build even more!

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Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Postby TNWE » 29 Jan 2019 10:30

Tnexster wrote:100,000 sf lease says a lot. There is room for more, time to build even more!


Given that SalesForce has been on a leasing spree lately, getting naming rights and/or flagship tenant status on big towers in major cities, is it possible that they only leased as much space as they did so they could be the lead tenant and get the extra visibility? They aren't adding net-new jobs, just consolidating staff from multiple buildings that will now have vacancies of their own to fill.

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Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Postby I45Tex » 29 Jan 2019 12:27

That would be a high spend for not a lot of useful visibility, but then again, tech still loves that kind of meteoric signaling. We will have to see if the new 700,000 square foot tower breaking ground on the riverfront in Austin really is pre-leased by Salesforce, as some rumors have it -- that would be bigger than their new leases in Chicago and Dublin Ireland -- or by next-door neighbor Google (as other rumors have it), which is already going to add office space at Plaza Saltillo transit-oriented development outside downtown to the east.

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Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Postby Kelley USA » 12 Feb 2019 11:02

The Henry opens tomorrow @ The Union. Looks like a really great place! FOX Restaurants has some pretty great concepts!

https://dallas.eater.com/2019/2/8/18217 ... 019-photos

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Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Postby DPatel304 » 12 Feb 2019 13:09

Awesome. I walked by this place this past Saturday (Feb 9th), and it actually looked like people were already dining there, but maybe it was some soft opening, or some friends/family night. Anyway, I had no idea how massive this space was going to be until I walked by, I can't wait until the entire development has wrapped up and it's open.

I'm hoping the Union will provide a little, tiny bit of a pedestrian friendly zone for the area. There seems to be a decent amount of density here, but the infrastructure is currently terrible, so hopefully the Union can be the start of some better pedestrian spaces in the area. It also helps that Happiest Hour is just up the street, so perhaps there will be a bit of synergy between the two establishments. In fact, once you're at HH, it's just another short walk to Victory Park which will soon have the upcoming "Dibs on Victory" and "Hero" establishments which both look like they will be quite big/popular too. There's still a ways to go in this area, but this is a pretty good start for sure.

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Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Postby Matt777 » 12 Feb 2019 15:12

The Tom Thumb has interior fittings and finishes done, but no products yet. I drove by a few weeks ago and then again this weekend, and there was no change.

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Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Postby DPatel304 » 13 Feb 2019 17:16

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Today's the big day! @thehenryrestaurant is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Union Dallas.


From their Facebook page.


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