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by Kelley USA
16 Oct 2019 14:19
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Spoke with the Development Director about the townhomes that were torn down in the Urban Center... He told me it was their understanding that someone came in and bought the property, but that as of now no new plans have been submitted. He said the City has no idea what's going on with it. It is inte...
by Kelley USA
15 Oct 2019 15:04
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 117
Views: 29664

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Really loving that Pearl Street fountain addition!!
by Kelley USA
14 Oct 2019 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Two Arts Plaza -Billlingsley
Replies: 13
Views: 607

Re: Two Arts Plaza -Billlingsley

It doesn't make much sense for Billingsley to invest much time in Two Arts... They have their hands full with Cypress Waters! Plus they're getting ready to start another huge mixed-use project in Fairview. I mean they're crushing it at Cypress Waters. The number of companies that they've been able t...
by Kelley USA
08 Oct 2019 09:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

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 playin...
by Kelley USA
04 Oct 2019 13:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

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...
by Kelley USA
04 Oct 2019 10:51
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

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.
by Kelley USA
03 Oct 2019 09:09
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

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 va...
by Kelley USA
02 Oct 2019 11:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

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 to...
by Kelley USA
30 Sep 2019 09:21
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Colony: Grandscape
Replies: 16
Views: 4123

Re: The Colony: Grandscape

Here's the DBJ article if anyone wants to read it... On a side note, Grandscape is really going to be impressive when complete! ---------------------------- Sony Electronics Inc. will open the first Sony Digital Cinema movie theater in Texas at The Colony's Galaxy Theatres. Sony Digital Cinema provi...
by Kelley USA
30 Sep 2019 09:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 29
Views: 8219

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

There was also an article in the DMN about a week ago... The rendering in the link above does appear to be accurate. There is a similar photo in this DMN story.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... in-dallas/
by Kelley USA
26 Sep 2019 12:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 60
Views: 11299

Re: Design District 1.0

^^ Valid points. I've always sort of felt the same way. I think the DD has the ability to be THE coolest area in Dallas. I remember when Harwood had plans to build a nice apartment complex with ground floor retail. It never really took off (although I think signs are still up).Here's an old article ...
by Kelley USA
19 Sep 2019 14:12
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

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

https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/ ... s-to-life/
by Kelley USA
17 Sep 2019 12:15
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

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 goi...
by Kelley USA
17 Sep 2019 12:09
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

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...
by Kelley USA
11 Sep 2019 15:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 226
Views: 61275

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

This can be nothing but a good thing.... De La Vega purchases the property from TC! DLV now controls about 25 acres in this area. Although I'm not sure what my confidence level is in DLV seeing as they've never taken on a project of this size and scope before. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea...
by Kelley USA
10 Sep 2019 15:35
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

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 an...
by Kelley USA
06 Sep 2019 09:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Sambuca should have permits in-hand any day now for their Music Factory concepts. Should see work started in the next week or so. It's basically 3 concepts. Kitchen 101- Grilled meats and prepared foods for quick grab-n-go or dine-in.. They'll have an open kitchen in the middle where they'll grill t...
by Kelley USA
04 Sep 2019 14:04
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I can't believe this took so long. word From what I know it's pretty hard to get a permit from DCURD... I wonder if they've obtained the actual permits or just something they've posted on the site without really looking into it... I am surprised DCURD hasn't loosened the reign on Lake Carolyn just ...
by Kelley USA
03 Sep 2019 12:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 207
Views: 67642

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

I would also add that farmer's markets have really evolved over the past 5 years. It's a trendy thing that pretty much every city and or mixed-use development has jumped on. You can find multiple farmer's markets in just about every town on any given Saturday. Growing up and heading to the Dallas Fa...
by Kelley USA
28 Aug 2019 14:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I noticed that David Weekly has all but abandoned the townhomes they started building on Promenade Pkwy in the Urban Center (right by Dart Station and Texican Court Hotel). They started 5 or so units within 1 building and then abruptly quit. The property has been dead for at least 2 months and the p...
by Kelley USA
27 Aug 2019 12:22
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

The city would be smart to keep the zoning as retail... It's basically the last available parcel for a significant retail development in Las Colinas. I think we need new updated inventory as the area continues to grow. Before the project was cancelled you already had restaurants like Chuy's, Lazy Do...
by Kelley USA
27 Aug 2019 12:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 610
Views: 170533

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

It's all about trying to attract residents... This will probably explain some of it: MOVE IN SPECIALS: Up to 2 months free! Zero Administrative Fee and ½ off Security Deposit on ALL floor plans. I have a friend that lives in this building and he says it is DEAD! I know for quite awhile this particul...
by Kelley USA
21 Aug 2019 17:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 447
Views: 105910

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

This story is local now.... https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/08/21/uber-dallas.html You did read the post above where Uber has a brand new bayfront complex leased through 2039, I hope. Leases can be broken/subleased and buildings can be sold... Edit - I'm not saying I think Uber's reloc...
by Kelley USA
21 Aug 2019 11:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney & Olive Tower (335 FT | 21 ST)
Replies: 57
Views: 22984

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney & Olive Tower (335 FT | 21 ST)

Hugo's Invitados has singed a lease for 11,000 sq ft for a Mexican restaurant. This means the retail portion of M&O is 100% leased. I can speak a little bit about Hugo's. I've met Hugo a number of times and have spoken with him quite a great deal. He opened the first Hugo's in Las Colinas a litt...
by Kelley USA
21 Aug 2019 09:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 176
Views: 43945

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I know absolutely nothing about this company, but Jamon Iberico (largest purveyor of cured ham) will open a 2 story restaurant, bar and store on Henderson Ave... Based in Barcelona they have 150 shops across the country. This will be their 1st US location. Seems like a big deal! https://www.dallasne...
by Kelley USA
20 Aug 2019 16:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 447
Views: 105910

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Can't read the article because it's locked, but found this headline interesting from the San Francisco Business Journal:

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisc ... s-mck.html
by Kelley USA
20 Aug 2019 15:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I think Music Factory is starting to come into it's own... The Bar Louie expansion and the new Taco place and Mama Tried should help further develop the project. What's really missing, and something I think would do killer business is something like Punch Bowl Social. A place with good food, a few b...
by Kelley USA
19 Aug 2019 13:53
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Also, did a little bit more digging on the new Blue Star Project at 114 and 161. Looks like both Starbucks and Firebird restaurant Group have signed LOI's. Firebird is the company that owns Meso Maya, La Ventana, Snuffer's and Village Burger Bar. My hunch is we'll see a Meso Maya, but could possibly...
by Kelley USA
19 Aug 2019 13:49
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Half of the Toys R Us space... Any idea how much sqft that is, and how that compares to their other Total Wine stores? The permit indicates 27,317 sq ft... The total vacant space was 55K since it was a co-branded Toy's R Us & Babies R Us. Assuming they'll take the endcap spot on Las Colinas Blvd.
by Kelley USA
19 Aug 2019 12:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

It's official, Total Wine has pulled permits for half of the old Toy's R Us space... Good to see!! On another note, Bar Louie has also pulled permits for an additional 2800 sq ft at the Music Factory. They're taking the whole building. Appears that they're going to redo the entire patio, move the ba...
by Kelley USA
09 Aug 2019 09:51
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 361
Views: 93065

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Here's the DBJ article about Uber posted on WFAA... You can read it free. Article indicates a decision has been pushed back to Fall, but that Uber is meeting with State & Local officials. https://www.wfaa.com/article/money/business/sources-uber-closing-in-on-dallas-as-site-for-office-expansion/2...
by Kelley USA
06 Aug 2019 12:01
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Has anyone heard anything on the Verizon Hidden Ridge Development? It's been very quiet to say the least... I've seen a few mentions in council agendas, and council approved the new DART station stop several months ago. But for the most part no real noise being heard. Assuming lots of stuff might b...
by Kelley USA
05 Aug 2019 11:15
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

A few notes from Water Street... 1. Was riding my bike yesterday and decided to peek in the window to see how progress was going on the new Pax & Beneficia Coffee spot. There were 2 guys inside who saw me peeking in the window and waived me in. Turns out it was the 2 owners. They gave me a littl...
by Kelley USA
25 Jul 2019 09:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 22
Views: 4759

Re: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)

Trammel Crow also just got approval to build this 40 story residential building in Long Beach... I feel like TC seems to short change Dallas with designs!

https://la.curbed.com/2018/8/29/1779715 ... 40-stories
by Kelley USA
23 Jul 2019 14:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 104
Views: 29294

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

The other big player in all of this is Dundon Capital which is owned by Tom Dundon… For those that don't know him, he's worth billions... He's the owner of the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team as well as the majority owner of TopGolf. He's also the man responsible for bringing the PGA Headquarters to...
by Kelley USA
22 Jul 2019 09:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I do know that a number of the tenants at Water Street were considered "pop-up" stores. I think WeYogis might have been one of those along with Homeward Hound and HomeWorks. That would make sense. Their build-out was very minimal and perhaps they don't see enough activity to sign a long-te...
by Kelley USA
19 Jul 2019 10:03
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

^^ Good info! Also, looks like Big Air Trampoline will be taking over the former Dick's Sporting Goods Store on 635.

https://www.bigairusa.com/lascolinas/
by Kelley USA
17 Jul 2019 16:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 224
Views: 55623

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Already reported, but another article about Cibo Divino's opening DT.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/downtow ... cibodivino
by Kelley USA
17 Jul 2019 13:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 419
Views: 137239

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

^^ It might be 400 Gradi, which is a Neapolitan pizza chain from Australia.
by Kelley USA
17 Jul 2019 09:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Alpha + Inwood
Replies: 22
Views: 8212

Re: North Dallas: Alpha + Inwood

This link actually has a cool little video and some additional renderings of the project...

https://www.dannyforster.com/project/dallas-alpha-west/
by Kelley USA
10 Jul 2019 11:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 374
Views: 112328

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Wasn't there a proposal for a Pollo Tropical a few years back for this plot? That would have been a disaster seeing as they didn't last very long in this market. The owners would actually make a killing if they tore down the current car wash / gas station and built one of those drive-thru car washes...
by Kelley USA
09 Jul 2019 14:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 137
Views: 40623

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Okay, I dig it! So Swexan is basically a combo of the words Swiss & Texan?!
by Kelley USA
09 Jul 2019 10:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Anybody have news on the recent passage of liquor sales in Irving? Is Total Wine still planning to move into the old Toys R Us? I think one positive sign is that Total Wine is a somewhat fairly new member of the Irving / Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. Seems like an obvious first step to opening u...
by Kelley USA
09 Jul 2019 09:18
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Anybody have news on the recent passage of liquor sales in Irving? Is Total Wine still planning to move into the old Toys R Us? I think one positive sign is that Total Wine is a somewhat fairly new member of the Irving / Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. Seems like an obvious first step to opening u...
by Kelley USA
08 Jul 2019 16:00
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Looks like HomeWorks at Water Street has quietly packed up the rest of their belongings and closed shop... It's an empty shell yet again. I think this is a positive. I had heard they were basically a pop-up tenant anyways, but it makes available a key end-cap spot. I think a cool running / bike stor...
by Kelley USA
01 Jul 2019 12:47
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 919
Views: 256096

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

So looks like the Blue Star Project is definitely going now... The land is cleared and being leveled. I haven't seen any permits pulled yet though for construction, so assuming they're just getting the land ready and we'll see those come soon. I have however seen permits for the apartment complex th...
by Kelley USA
27 Jun 2019 09:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 155
Views: 47487

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

So is the hotel component new, or did I miss this originally?
by Kelley USA
27 Jun 2019 09:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 155
Views: 47487

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

exelone31 wrote:McLemmon?!?! One name? One name?


Who are you, Seal?? :)

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