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by DPatel304
16 Jun 2019 23:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 152
Views: 37884

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Well said. AT&T is doing wonders for our urban core by not only just staying put, but also re-investing into the area, which is giving other businesses and people more confidence in the city and more of a reason to stick around. I'm extremely pleased with what I'm seeing from this development an...
by DPatel304
16 Jun 2019 23:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 335
Views: 78544

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Wow, that's awful news. With Uptown in a transition stage, I was really hoping the party scene would eventually leave and we'd be left with a few 'neighborhood bars'. That still will likely happen, I'm just sad we have lost Idle Rich and are now going to lose Gingerman. I don't know how well they ar...
by DPatel304
16 Jun 2019 23:48
Forum: Site Issues + Feedback
Topic: Site UI, UX and formatting
Replies: 19
Views: 8318

Re: Site UI, UX and formatting

texasstar wrote:Is it just me, or is Quick Links not working today?


works for me (I'm using Chrome from my laptop). Perhaps try using a different browser?
by DPatel304
13 Jun 2019 16:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 63214

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

quixomniac wrote:Id prefer a play on words, Deep ellum, Deeper Ellum, and Deepest ellum ;)


I really wouldn't be surprised if that caught on, considering we currently have Lower Greenville and Lowest Greenville.
by DPatel304
13 Jun 2019 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 63214

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

So does that mean Clutch is staying in Uptown, and this is a sister bar?

Edit:
It looks like the same group has plans for another place called "The Sporting Club" in Deep Ellum:
https://www.soclutchgroup.com/location/ ... ub-dallas/
by DPatel304
12 Jun 2019 15:25
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 137
Views: 27863

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64393117_2357987921084351_173515433217884160_n.png?_nc_cat=110&_nc_oc=AQlpSKwlUFE1AgbRotPVVNxh5FzePtYY-CAVH11zrqGn54BHBZfhpXFMtrIy8IvPu2Q&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=ce54c175081ab5e4fd6b8460c43ca2a9&oe=5D909391 It's really coming togeth...
by DPatel304
12 Jun 2019 13:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 584
Views: 120214

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I never went here either, and I always thought it was such an odd location. I hope they have plans to relocate somewhere more prominent.
by DPatel304
31 May 2019 12:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Phil Kingston
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Thoughts on Phil Kingston

I don't know much about the guy either. I met him briefly at the meeting to reduce Lemmon Ave by a lane (which he was in support of), and then ran into him at a coffee shop once, but that's about it. I'm surprised to hear that he is against up-zoning in Oak Lawn. I figured if he was in support of re...
by DPatel304
31 May 2019 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)
Replies: 27
Views: 4260

Re: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Yay more luxury housing. /s


The price point is insane, but I'll take condos (even at that price) over more 'luxury' rentals. We definitely need more homeowners in the area, although, obviously, I'd prefer more moderately priced housing.
by DPatel304
29 May 2019 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 29503

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Again, I don't know what these people expect, buying a home in a major city's central business district. There's a really really really good chance something big/tall is going to be built next door. I'm honestly shocked there are NIMBYs in the CBD. I would think they would want more development nea...
by DPatel304
25 May 2019 14:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 69
Views: 15174

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Image

This was posted outside the Taco Cabana on Lower (Lowest?) Greenville.
by DPatel304
24 May 2019 17:24
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Texas: A Shopping Paradise
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Texas: A Shopping Paradise

West Village already provides this to some extent, so perhaps, as McKinney Ave continues to re-develop, we could just see more and more shops added to the street.
by DPatel304
23 May 2019 17:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 105
Views: 22293

Re: New Census Population Estimates

^Wow, thanks for sharing. That number looks extremely low, but I'm curious to see how other cities (aside from Fort Worth) fared during the same time frame.

I figured we were due for a slow-down, but that is quite a drastic drop from the year before.
by DPatel304
23 May 2019 16:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 300
Views: 65314

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Hopefully the fact that Lowe’s wants rail access will automatically disqualify Plano and Frisco. I would imagine. But then I look at Google and Apple in Austin and figure they really don't give a crap about that ...but we'll see. Don't you mean Amazon and Apple? I thought Google is moving to Downto...
by DPatel304
22 May 2019 01:04
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 137
Views: 27863

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60686563_10107763181024958_7343106324705574912_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=8c22154a09ee7b0a0355f4c199d6b533&oe=5D5A4C13 Credit goes to Sean Buckley‎ of the Downtown Residents Council (Dallas) Facebook group.
by DPatel304
20 May 2019 22:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 63214

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Bottle Blonde will also have to go...


I'm guessing they'll just lease in another nearby space. With Clutch coming to this area, I think this particular part of town is just getting started as the next party spot.
by DPatel304
20 May 2019 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 37
Views: 5576

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

I've always thought the area where all the strip clubs are might make a good place for some Casinos. I couldn't really tell you specifically where to put them, but, given the current state of the area, it would be considered an improvement for many, and you could have some convenient access to the a...
by DPatel304
17 May 2019 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 63214

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

LBK2013 wrote:A birdy told me this is pretty much a done deal. We'll see if they are right.


Oh wow, thanks for sharing! I'll try not to get my hopes up, but this would be incredible if true.
by DPatel304
16 May 2019 16:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 584
Views: 120214

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Deep Ellum's biggest landlord acquires Dallas complex Victory Park
http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/real- ... eep-ellum/

I don't really know how important/significant this is, but here it is.
by DPatel304
16 May 2019 16:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 300
Views: 65314

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Haha, I also came here to post this. I won't get my hopes up just yet, but that would be awesome if we could get them to come to Deep Ellum.
by DPatel304
16 May 2019 13:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 148
Views: 42792

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60339668_2167981713285245_7350426306187624448_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=a6c4fd012a64d1ddc617d2646fe69c84&oe=5D734797 Even though they've been open for a couple weeks now, this is their official grand opening party. I was...
by DPatel304
16 May 2019 10:11
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 1179

Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

What's funny is that you don't get the hint. The folks who live there are happy with the status quo. It's only the folks from outside the area, who don't have the same involvement and vested interest, who want to change it. It's the same thing in my neighborhood, Deep Ellum. The self-proclaimed urb...
by DPatel304
15 May 2019 17:28
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 1179

Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

You're exactly right about "NIMBYs rule", and, like you said, they are going to be the ones who show up. Except they didn't seem to quite grasp that concept and were of the belief that basically everyone was against this project, based on the limited number of people who showed up to the m...
by DPatel304
15 May 2019 16:58
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 1179

Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

Also, this is the first time I've ever been to a meeting like this and all I have to say is: NIMBYs be crazy. I'm not much of a public speaker, so, unfortunately, I didn't really share any of my thoughts during this meeting, but it was so hard to sit there and listen to a lot of the people who were ...
by DPatel304
15 May 2019 15:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 426
Views: 119791

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Four Exciting New Restaurants Hit the Bishop Arts District This Summer Paradiso — A European-focused restaurant that will boast wood-grilled entrees, housemade pastas, and more “simple” dishes. Paradiso will also offer mezze service via a bar cart that’s been configured to accommodate small plates,...
by DPatel304
14 May 2019 20:32
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 1179

Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

For anyone who couldn't make the meeting today and wants to voice their opinion, please e-mail: Kimberly.Smith@DallasCityHall.com Just got back from the meeting. This project is in the VERY early preliminary stages and this was the very first meeting on the subject. The actual presentation was fairl...
by DPatel304
14 May 2019 16:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 584
Views: 120214

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Thanks for the positive update. It's very surprising to hear there was some activity considering it's a Tuesday during the day. I really think the Stars getting so deep into the playoffs really helped bring a TON of people out to the area at just the right time. So many people were telling me they w...
by DPatel304
14 May 2019 13:30
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 1179

Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

Thanks for bumping this topic, as I almost forgot. The meeting is today (check the OP) if anyone is interested. I'm going to try and attend, as I'm just curious what they have planned here.
by DPatel304
14 May 2019 11:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 353
Views: 75566

Re: Oak Lawn

Here's a lengthy video saying that Union Coffee in Oak Lawn is still 'Coming Soon'. I had not heard anything about this for a while, so I assumed it was dead, but seems like it's still on: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=428587667721749 Also, I have seen work being done on the outdoor patio sectio...
by DPatel304
10 May 2019 10:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 29503

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Joking aside, has there been any actual push back from the Farmer's Market residents? I guess it's really too soon to say. The downside is, their views might be blocked, but the huge upside is now there is more stuff to do near their homes, and this part of town will actually be worth hanging out in...
by DPatel304
09 May 2019 21:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 33
Views: 4435

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

I love that we are finally starting to see some development in Oak Lawn. Very exciting to see this one come to fruition, as I feel like Oak Lawn Ave is highly underdeveloped.
by DPatel304
09 May 2019 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 47
Views: 6060

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

This Popular European Doner Kebab Chain is Headed to Dallas A kebab stand that began in Berlin and grew to expand throughout Europe and the Middle East now wants to make a big splash in the U.S. — and Dallas is among the first cities on its list. The international chain German Doner Kebab just anno...
by DPatel304
06 May 2019 16:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 353
Views: 75566

Re: Oak Lawn

Fantastic! I've been waiting for a while for Oak Lawn to start seeing some serious development like this. There is some serious potential for redevelopment along Oak Lawn Ave and Lemmon Ave, and I think a project like this can really help get things going for the neighborhood. So it sounds like Eatz...
by DPatel304
03 May 2019 13:37
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 271
Views: 53315

Re: DART D2 Subway

:shock: :?
by DPatel304
02 May 2019 14:27
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 1179

Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59548664_2440669549297992_3600329015308582912_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=901d034aeccf1ffd516fd883d4c9d924&oe=5D2CF365 This was posted in the Downtown Residents Council (Dallas) Facebook group. Anybody heard anything about...
by DPatel304
02 May 2019 09:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 335
Views: 78544

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

dzh wrote:I heard a rumor that Social House was about to sign a lease near Bottled Blonde. Not quite sure if that came to fruition or not though.


Oh wow, that's interesting. This wouldn't surprise me at all, this particular area has definitely become Uptown 2.0.
by DPatel304
01 May 2019 21:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 335
Views: 78544

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I'm getting a bit ahead of myself. The party scene will likely still be around for the foreseeable future, but both Renfields and Clutch are confirmed to be leaving the area this year. Once Clutch opens in Deep Ellum, I imagine there will be quite a lot people shifting to the Deep Ellum area (specif...
by DPatel304
01 May 2019 15:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 335
Views: 78544

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I'm really excited to see what will become of Uptown now that the party scene is leaving the area. I'd imagine (and hope) that there will still be a decent amount of bars that stick around, but they'll have more of a 'neighborhood bar' type of vibe.
by DPatel304
30 Apr 2019 23:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 353
Views: 75566

Re: Oak Lawn

https://i.imgur.com/AiKbEvk.jpg They are building some sort of extension for this building here: https://www.google.com/maps/@32.8084292,-96.8079621,3a,75y,240.54h,89.64t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s8ebkXFh3i_qM91MqE4MdYA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 I know there were plans to bring Union coffee here. I'm still not ...
by DPatel304
26 Apr 2019 15:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 148
Views: 42792

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

City Futsal: Opening Monday April 29th!
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=901584076847387
by DPatel304
26 Apr 2019 13:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 158
Views: 35401

Re: West End 1.0

Whoops, you're exactly right.

This low quality picture from 2007 made me think there was a bit of a ramp, but it was just the quality of the pic:
https://www.google.com/maps/@32.7837401 ... 328!8i1664
by DPatel304
26 Apr 2019 12:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 158
Views: 35401

Re: West End 1.0

Do you know if the arch lights will extend all the way through the old Dallas Alley? Unfortunately Granite Properties removed the arches from their portion of the alley. Screen Shot 2019-04-24 at 2.46.18 PM.jpg Looking at google streetview, it looks like there used to be more of a ramp on to the st...
by DPatel304
26 Apr 2019 11:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 158
Views: 35401

Re: West End 1.0

Coming soon: Thai restaurant in the West End, from a prominent Dallas restaurant family Family Thais Asian Bistro will open at 208 N. Market St, Dallas. https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drink/2019/04/26/coming-soon-thai-restaurant-west-end-prominent-dallas-restaurant-family Glad to see more varie...
by DPatel304
25 Apr 2019 15:49
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Luxury casino-resort 100 miles from Dallas gambles on $500 million expansion
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Luxury casino-resort 100 miles from Dallas gambles on $500 million expansion

he Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is placing a more than $500 million bet on expanding the Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, roughly 100 miles northeast of Dallas. The Choctaw Nation broke ground April 25 on a project that will add 1,000 hotel rooms to the Choctaw Casino & Resort — b...
by DPatel304
25 Apr 2019 13:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 584
Views: 120214

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Normally I cringe at these rebranding efforts, but I'm actually on board with South Victory. It's a good way to let people know things have changed down there. Also, as muncien said, they are trying to fix a past mistake. Also, they had a ton of signage around the area to promote the new name, so it...
by DPatel304
25 Apr 2019 10:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 426
Views: 119791

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

clcrash19 wrote:What is nora?


Our food is not just a meal, it’s a taste of Afghan culture.

Menu items include Afghan
novelties such as Mantoo, Qabili Palao and Sabzi Chalao, as well as an array of grilled kabobs.

https://www.noradallas.com/

It's a restaurant that used to be on Lower Greenville.
by DPatel304
24 Apr 2019 10:16
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 60
Views: 12278

Re: Collin Creek Mall

Oh yeah, you're absolutely right. It'll take forever for these seperate areas to gel (if they ever do), but the proximity will still help each other grow. As more and more jobs come to this part of town, the east side of 75 will become more and more attractice for residents.
by DPatel304
23 Apr 2019 23:01
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 60
Views: 12278

Re: Collin Creek Mall

I hope they can pull this off, because I think this part of Plano has a lot going for it already. There are a couple of DART rail stations in close proximity, the upcoming Silver Line will run close to here and connect this area to UTD and Addison, and Downtown Plano is just across the highway. The ...
by DPatel304
22 Apr 2019 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 110
Views: 37225

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Great pics! I haven't been to this area in a while, so I had no idea this one had come so far along.
by DPatel304
22 Apr 2019 12:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 44
Views: 5847

Re: The Transition of Uptown

Parking space squabble on Dallas' McKinney Avenue ends in shooting According to the Dallas Police Department, the incident took place on April 22 at around 12:34 a.m., when officers responded to a call about a shooting in the 2600 block of McKinney Avenue. http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/city-lif...

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