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by Kelley USA
16 Apr 2019 11:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cypress Waters
Replies: 47
Views: 7751

Re: Cypress Waters

I wonder if they'll incorporate any additional retail / restaurant space into the ground-floor of this building?! I continue to be impressed with the overall development and rapid pace at which they're building and leasing! If I didn't enjoy living in Las Colinas Urban Center so much this would be a...
by Kelley USA
09 Apr 2019 09:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 316
Views: 69784

Re: Legacy West

It sounds like the margins are pretty slim, and I wonder how long until the Sbarros and Subways of the world start moving in. Seems to be heading in that direction: http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/04-08-19-plano-legacy-food-hall-velvet-taco/ Wow, what a coupe for Legacy Hall to g...
by Kelley USA
08 Apr 2019 14:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 463
Views: 103227

Re: Northpark Center

With NorthPark repositioning the retail and going more upscale, I wonder if they have any plans to revamp the restaurant space? The retail tenant mix doesn't necessarily mesh with the likes of Kona Grill, PF Chang's and Season's 52 which are basically all mid-scale chains. I mean I love them all, ju...
by Kelley USA
08 Apr 2019 12:01
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Finally we're getting a coffee shop in the Urban Center... A place called Pax & Beneficia has signed a lease in Water Street in the space right next to Go Fish Poke. Don't know much about it. Only Pax coffee shop I could find is in Kerrville, TX. So might be the same owners. Great addition, espe...
by Kelley USA
04 Apr 2019 09:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 65
Views: 6009

Re: The Link at Uptown

Just saw this posted...The Link is financed and construction is starting. Good news!!

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... rting-work
by Kelley USA
02 Apr 2019 13:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: El Fenix site
Replies: 22
Views: 1352

Re: El Fenix site

If I'm seeing this right, it appears that Hunt Realty owns North End...

http://www.huntrealty.com/north-end-apartments.aspx
by Kelley USA
02 Apr 2019 10:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: El Fenix site
Replies: 22
Views: 1352

Re: El Fenix site

by Kelley USA
02 Apr 2019 10:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

On the subject of Hops and Vines... I'd really like to know what's going on between the owner and the city. I've heard lots of hubbub in the craft beer community about how the owner has been trying to get up and running for ages BUT... I wonder how much of that is coming from the owner. I used to l...
by Kelley USA
26 Mar 2019 15:46
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

A new Axe throwing franchise is Coming to the TMF... I think this is a pretty solid addition!

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/enter ... ry-irving/
by Kelley USA
26 Mar 2019 10:00
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I hadn't heard that about Bar Louie... I mean they certainly could seeing as the space right next door is still vacant. I think Gloria's is boxed in, although they did upgrade their patio facing the plaza. I think the Reservoir has the potential to take some of the Bar Louie clientele once they open.
by Kelley USA
25 Mar 2019 09:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Wanted to share my weekend experiences at Water Street and Music Factory... Friday Night- Weather was great so a friend and I decided to head down to Water Street to grab some dinner. The entire place was packed! We thought we'd grab a pizza at Olivella's, but they were on a 20 minute wait. Their pa...
by Kelley USA
25 Mar 2019 09:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 92
Views: 16811

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

I love how people always use "traffic" and "congestion" to try and deter projects they don't like. I really doubt the 300 people that will live in this building will have any impact on traffic. The reality is half of the building will be occupied by rich SMU kids that will walk t...
by Kelley USA
19 Mar 2019 09:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cypress Waters
Replies: 47
Views: 7751

Re: Cypress Waters

I will say they did get some serious wind... Half the utility poles right there along Beltline were knocked down and some were even snapped in half. Tons more leaning over. They must have gotten 80+ straight line winds. Still cause for concern though!
by Kelley USA
14 Mar 2019 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 186
Views: 54507

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

The early success of The Henry is the reason I've always thought a Hillstone, Houston's or Café R&D (all same company) would absolutely clean-up with an Uptown location.
by Kelley USA
12 Mar 2019 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 299
Views: 68735

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

This seems like a good concept for Uptown... Foxtrot from Chicago will be taking over the former McKinney Ave Tavern location.

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... et-uptown/
by Kelley USA
11 Mar 2019 12:40
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

It looks like the Hotel Development at 114 and 161 is imminent. This is the parcel that Tom Gaglardi (Dallas Stars owner) bought from Jerry Jones. It'll have 2 hotels and a Moxie's Restaurant. I believe the 2 hotel flags are Signature Sandman & Sutton Place. I noticed the area has been staked of...
by Kelley USA
07 Mar 2019 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 241
Views: 58242

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

New restaurant (steakhouse) coming to the old Villa-O space... Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone attached as a partner. Could be cool!

https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drin ... 1551996438
by Kelley USA
07 Mar 2019 14:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 524
Views: 105787

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Looks like this place has signed a lease for Victory... It's a chain of award winning escape rooms. Looks pretty cool to be honest! A little entertainment option to bring people down to VP. I noticed it on the updated site plan.

https://www.escapology.com
by Kelley USA
07 Mar 2019 12:08
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Here's a story about the closing of Top Round... Apparently TMF was caught off-guard, although within 1 day they had already out leasing signs up in the window. http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/03-06-19-top-round-beef-toyota-music-factory-closed-california/ They're relocating to 4...
by Kelley USA
06 Mar 2019 11:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Here's a story about the closing of Top Round... Apparently TMF was caught off-guard, although within 1 day they had already out leasing signs up in the window.

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... alifornia/
by Kelley USA
05 Mar 2019 13:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I think Grimaldi's, YardHouse, Gloria's, Bar Louie and Thirsty Lion are all doing pretty solid business! I can see them still being around 10 years from now. Also went to Green Gator last week (Friday night). I'll take a differetn stance, but me and my friends actually loved the 80's music and the l...
by Kelley USA
05 Mar 2019 12:14
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I could be wrong, but appears we have yet another casualty at TMF. On Sunday it looked like stuff was being removed from Top Round. A quick glance at the TMF website and they have disappeared from the list of restaurants. I have to say I'm not surprised. Not because the food was bad, but because the...
by Kelley USA
01 Mar 2019 11:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 524
Views: 105787

Re: Victory Park 3.0

jetnd87 wrote:The Victor is just residential, unless you're referring to some other Hines office project?


Pretty sure he's talking about this Hines Victory project...

http://www.dudapaine.com/portfolio_page ... rk-center/
by Kelley USA
28 Feb 2019 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 47
Views: 3121

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

CTroyMathis wrote: Over/under this is in the biz section in 7 days.


You nailed it... Exactly 7 Days!!

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/bus ... ce-project
by Kelley USA
28 Feb 2019 11:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 173
Views: 50256

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

A quick glance at the website indicates the approx. pricing for apartments...

1 Bedroom- $2500 / 2 Bedroom- $6000 / 3 Bedroom- $12,000

I'm assuming they can find enough gullible buyers to pay these prices. I mean don't get me wrong, the finish-outs are spectacular!
by Kelley USA
28 Feb 2019 09:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 173
Views: 50256

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

Don't forget, there's still 7K sq ft of restaurant space next to where Chase is. I think the plan was always to have an upscale restaurant, casual restaurant and a grab-n-go spot. I bet we'll see something more approachable go in as well!
by Kelley USA
26 Feb 2019 12:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 40
Views: 4726

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

emmasensei wrote:Flower Child is great, but not accessible from the urban core.


Don't forget, but Flower Child is opening up at Rosewood Court where Paradise Bakery use to be. You'll see construction already going on.

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... ood-court/
by Kelley USA
25 Feb 2019 09:21
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Yes, Green Gator started to open just for lunch a few days ago and extended the hours starting this past Friday. They are now open 11am - 12pm. I walked by yesterday around 5:30 and only a few people inside. It was nice to see the door open and the lights and tv's on again. I thought Billy Bob actua...
by Kelley USA
21 Feb 2019 16:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 47
Views: 3121

Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

I don't ever recall seeing this project... Saw this today on the Shop Companies website (Hines Deep Ellum). Not sure how old it is.

https://shopcompanies.com/properties/hines-deep-ellum
by Kelley USA
19 Feb 2019 14:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cypress Waters
Replies: 47
Views: 7751

Re: Cypress Waters

Thanks for the update! I've been really impressed by this one. I wonder how well the restaurants are going to do in the evening... I imagine they'll get a HH bump from all the workers, and obviously they'll be brisk at lunch, but curious how they'll fair on say a Saturday night?!
by Kelley USA
19 Feb 2019 12:40
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

The Ark Group is looking to amend the current lease for the Toyota Music Factory. They're wanting to convert all ground level and 2nd floor space in the B Building into office use. This would be all the space south of TCBY and around the corner to where BurgeRim is going in (and all of the space abo...
by Kelley USA
18 Feb 2019 15:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Verizon is ready to move full speed ahead on the Lifestyle Center portion of the Hidden Ridge Development. Plans should start moving rather quickly for the retail, restaurant, townhomes, apartments and possible hotel. They will be turning Green Park Drive from 6 lanes into 3 lanes to make the Lifest...
by Kelley USA
15 Feb 2019 13:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Got this word from the City of Irving regarding the Shops of Las Colinas (Market Street) development. I knew something was going on. They cleared the land about 2 months and have done nothing since... We received word about 2-3 weeks ago that the land owner had decided to suspend the development pen...
by Kelley USA
15 Feb 2019 10:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 1086

Re: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers

Screen Shot 2019-02-14 at 3.54.17 PM.jpg Where are people seeing a Hard Rock logo (or any logo) in that rendering? It was clearly visible in the DMN article yesterday, but I clicked the link just now and the DMN has changed the photo. I guess the developer called and asked them to change it. But ye...
by Kelley USA
15 Feb 2019 09:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1049
Views: 205092

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

So basically Amazon is saying we'd rather not build at all than bring 1/2 of the HQ2 to Dallas (or Charlotte, or Chicago, or Austin, or Atlanta)… Maybe things will change, but I sort of see it as they're still not very high on Dallas or any of the other cities.
by Kelley USA
15 Feb 2019 09:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 1086

Re: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers

Looking at the developers website - it looks like the address is 148 Pittsburgh. Also, looking at the developers website, it doesn't seem like this is a real project. They seem to be a brokerage firm that is trying to play developer. Wow, totally small world... I was actually inside 148 Pittsburgh ...
by Kelley USA
14 Feb 2019 16:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 1086

Re: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers

^^ Great sleuthing! The article does mention it to be on the site of a print shop, and both M Press Printing and Dallas Letter Press are in that location. If it is on that site, the only downside is that there are massive powerlines that run right along the side of that property. You can't really se...
by Kelley USA
14 Feb 2019 15:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 1086

Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers

From the DMN... A new tower is proposed on an old industrial site off Riverfront Blvd. It will overlook the Trinity River. If you look closely at the rendering you can see a Hard Rock Hotel logo, although the article mentions it's an unnamed brand. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/201...
by Kelley USA
14 Feb 2019 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1049
Views: 205092

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Well I mean the reality is they don't need to "re-open" the search. I mean they already have all of the information they need. So, either they're telling the truth or they already know where they want to go. I think in the end they'll just end up adding to their footprint and adding more j...
by Kelley USA
14 Feb 2019 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1049
Views: 205092

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

SlandersonCooper wrote:Amazon Pulls Out of Planned NYC Campus

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/nyre ... ueens.html

DFW, #GirdYourLoins!


Yep, it's breaking all over the place. Just got a FOX News update with the same info. WOW!
by Kelley USA
14 Feb 2019 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 31
Views: 6405

Re: Dallas Convention Center

I've always been underwhelmed by the outside of the Convention Center... It's poorly landscaped, poor signage, the back of the convention center is a flat out eyesore. It's not really all that pleasant to walk around or navigate compared to other centers I attend (and I've been to more than my fair ...
by Kelley USA
12 Feb 2019 11:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 186
Views: 54507

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

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
by Kelley USA
11 Feb 2019 15:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 366
Views: 90668

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Well, if they really are planning on adding the hotel and apartments then technically it could be cheaper to bring the crane down and then erect it again depending on the timeframe. Can't be 100% certain, but it generally cost about $50K to bring a crane down and then another $25k - $50K per month t...
by Kelley USA
11 Feb 2019 11:11
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Fun Fact: Embassy suites originally proposed a hotel on this site back in the 90's. If I'm not mistaken, they have owned the land ever since. Yep that's correct. Actually I'm not sure that is correct... Embassy isn't the owner, this hotel is being developed by a company in Louisiana and will be man...
by Kelley USA
07 Feb 2019 14:02
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Permits have been pulled for the new 7 story Embassy Suites Hotel on 114. This will be in the lot right behind Champps. This was the last rendering that was posted:

https://www.facebook.com/Embassy-Suites ... 320208193/
by Kelley USA
06 Feb 2019 14:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Re: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)

WOW, I absolutely love that! Looks really good.
by Kelley USA
05 Feb 2019 09:16
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

^^Actually it's called Lupe Tortilla... It's a Tex-Mex chain from Houston that's making it's way to DFW. It's more in the mold of a Pappasito's or Uncle Julio's. I have friends in Houston that love it so it should be a nice addition. https://tex-mex.com/ As for Burgerim, that is the slowest build-ou...
by Kelley USA
29 Jan 2019 16:32
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

WeWork taking 3 floors at Williams Square... https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/01/29/wework-takes-three-floors-las-colinas-landmark-williams-square-latest-d-fw-location Also, the Green Gator at Toyota Music Factory is hiring. They should be opening soon. It was probably an easy tr...
by Kelley USA
23 Jan 2019 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 98
Views: 28219

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

So show me all the new announcements and groundbreakings of tower projects in the Dallas urban core other than what is already under construction. I am concerned that the Central Market mixed use at Lemmon and McKinney could be delayed at this point. Heads are in the ground if you don't think the D...
by Kelley USA
22 Jan 2019 11:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177822

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

More about the Texican Court hotel, with pictures. Looks like something Motel 6 or Alamo Plaza would do in Santa Fe. A little surprised about the exterior-entrance rooms. In most new hotel construction these days, the rooms face inside. https://www.guidelive.com/fun-places-and-events/2019/01/16/hot...

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