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by itsjrd1964
17 Nov 2019 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 129
Views: 48899

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

According to this, there will be--but on a 4th floor rooftop area, not the top of the building.

https://virginhotels.com/dallas/dine-an ... 17151830:s
by itsjrd1964
15 Nov 2019 22:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 129
Views: 48899

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

According to this article, the Virgin Hotel will open December 15.

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real ... ls-dallas/
by itsjrd1964
15 Nov 2019 22:01
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 198
Views: 50812

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Sometimes we get it right: Pacific Plaza Park is a victory for downtown Dallas

http://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertai ... wn-dallas/
by itsjrd1964
14 Nov 2019 22:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cedar Hill Development
Replies: 5
Views: 3001

Re: Cedar Hill Development

Fuel City expands taco and gas empire to Cedar Hill

https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restair ... edar-hill/
by itsjrd1964
14 Nov 2019 22:02
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Vonlane luxury bus service
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Vonlane luxury bus service

Luxury bus service Vonlane accelerates Dallas-to-Oklahoma City route after Southwest Airlines drops nonstop flights

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/loc ... e-in-2020/
by itsjrd1964
13 Nov 2019 06:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall
Replies: 19
Views: 1058

Re: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall

Motto is one of Hilton's newest brands. Spark is not listed on their website, but according to a bit more digging, Hilton has been testing aspects of Spark at various Doubletree properties in other cities (not here). They don't come out and say that any or all of those Doubletree hotels will flip to...
by itsjrd1964
12 Nov 2019 04:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 384
Views: 103917

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

AllianceRX Walgreens Prime, which is a collaborative venture between Prime Therapeutics and Walgreens, is moving their Irving operation to a place off Harry Hines in NW Dallas, west of Love Field. There will be a call center and delivery operations there. http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-esta...
by itsjrd1964
12 Nov 2019 03:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Park Lane/NCX Development
Replies: 7
Views: 4362

Re: Park Lane/NCX Development

The Shops at Park Lane plans to carve up a big empty space Dick's Sporting Goods has left the building. They are moving into a former Toys R Us spot up north on the service road near Best Buy. The Shops' owners plan a new facade and will repurpose the space with multiple tenants. Elsewhere in the c...
by itsjrd1964
08 Nov 2019 22:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 329
Views: 100807

Re: Legacy West

Plush Plano apartment tower is opening in Legacy West At 29 stories, it's the tallest building in the Legacy Area, and all of Plano. Comes with a $13,500/month penthouse, if you like ;) https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/11/08/plush-plano-apartment-tower-is-opening-in-legacy-west/
by itsjrd1964
08 Nov 2019 22:33
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Arlington: Globe Life Park
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Arlington: Globe Life Park

Arlington’s old Rangers stadium is hunting new tenants Even though the XFL's Dallas Renegades will be playing there, the city wants to explore mixed uses for other parts of the complex after the Rangers move across the street. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/11/08/arlingtons-ol...
by itsjrd1964
08 Nov 2019 22:29
Forum: The Airports
Topic: McKinney National Airport
Replies: 0
Views: 138

McKinney National Airport

McKinney Airport gets $15 million to extend runway

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... nd-runway/
by itsjrd1964
07 Nov 2019 22:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel
Replies: 37
Views: 7553

Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Multimillion dollar renovations are finished at Sheraton Dallas

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real ... on-dallas/
by itsjrd1964
07 Nov 2019 22:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 628
Views: 187171

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Dallas is on its way to becoming Bowling Central, with another new bowling restaurant concept coming to town. Called Punch Bowl Social, it's a Denver-based chain that has claimed a prized location in a long unoccupied space at the corner of Main Street and Good Latimer Freeway, where it will combin...
by itsjrd1964
07 Nov 2019 12:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 281
Views: 88797

Re: Silver Line

This article, which focuses primarily on projects affecting Addison Airport, later brings up the start of plans being made by the city to look into further development along and near the upcoming DART Silver Line. Nothing concrete as of yet, but retail, a food hall, and residential were some of the ...
by itsjrd1964
07 Nov 2019 12:26
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Addison Airport
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

Re: Addison Airport

A Houston-based firm is planning the construction of 4 new hangars on the airport's SE side, along Addison Road. Also, a new US Customs facility, as well as new airport headquarters offices are in the works. All 3 projects are due for completion by the end of next year. https://www.dallasnews.com/bu...
by itsjrd1964
07 Nov 2019 06:50
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Mesquite: misc. developments
Replies: 4
Views: 2502

Re: Mesquite: misc. developments

Massive mixed-use project and industrial park coming to Mesquite Spradley Farms will be located at I-20/FM 2757 in Kaufman County between Forney and Crandall. It will have over 2000 single-family homes, plus retail, open space/parks, and more on 652 acres. No timelines were mentioned, but the proje...
by itsjrd1964
06 Nov 2019 07:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall
Replies: 18
Views: 4953

Re: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall

Amazon opens a 4-star store in Frisco's Stonebriar Centre, one of six in the U.S.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... ar-centre/
by itsjrd1964
03 Nov 2019 09:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 104
Views: 30405

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Hope this link works. Construction has begun for Eastline 28-story Apt tower here is the rendering. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/10/28/mockingbird-station.html?ana=TRUEANTHEMFB_DA&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5db829f48021ed000132a9d4&utm_medium...
by itsjrd1964
30 Oct 2019 18:28
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 112
Views: 30739

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

I can't see the whole article (paywall), but before it blacks out I was able to read that the project reduces the highway's footprint. Looking at the documents I can find on line, the only footprint reduction I see is the removal of the Cesar Chavez ramps. Is that what they are referring to? (It do...
by itsjrd1964
30 Oct 2019 18:00
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Southwest Airlines
Replies: 28
Views: 11086

Re: Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines' Dallas headquarters expansion to come online next fall

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... nsion.html
by itsjrd1964
30 Oct 2019 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 230
Views: 75084

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

D visits the Royal Blue at Trammell Crow Center, as well as CiboDivino at Bryan Tower.

https://www.dmagazine.com/food-drink/20 ... n-options/
by itsjrd1964
30 Oct 2019 00:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Farmers Branch: news/development
Replies: 8
Views: 2344

Re: Farmers Branch: news/development

More apartments on the way in Farmers Branch near Galleria

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -galleria/
by itsjrd1964
28 Oct 2019 13:43
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Southwest Airlines
Replies: 28
Views: 11086

Re: Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines making major expansion to pilot training building in Dallas

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... in-dallas/
by itsjrd1964
28 Oct 2019 13:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grapevine: misc. developments
Replies: 3
Views: 1905

Re: Grapevine: misc. developments

Grapevine’s coming-soon Hotel Vin will have a food hall inside called Harvest Hall A transit-oriented development at Grapevine's TexRail station not only will have a hotel (and apartments and a clock tower) but also a food hall. Harvest Hall will have 7 food spaces, 2 bars, and event space. Hotel V...
by itsjrd1964
28 Oct 2019 11:39
Forum: The Airports
Topic: American Airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 7907

Re: American Airlines

American Airlines is adding a nonstop from DFW to New Zealand

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... -from-dfw/
by itsjrd1964
27 Oct 2019 12:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena
Replies: 8
Views: 2711

Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

One of the last additions to Dickies Arena was 2 mosaic-style murals at each end of the building. https://www.fox4news.com/news/dickies-arena-unveils-2-colorful-western-themed-murals An open house for the arena was held on Saturday (includes video). https://www.fox4news.com/news/new-dickies-arena-se...
by itsjrd1964
25 Oct 2019 22:36
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Storm street closures & signal outages
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: Storm street closures & signal outages

Here's another link to a webapp with a map of closures updated each day:
https://dallasgis.maps.arcgs.com/apps/w ... 6f9cf15d3e
by itsjrd1964
25 Oct 2019 15:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Star
Replies: 33
Views: 12945

Re: Frisco: The Star

Wahlburgers, the burger chain from Mark and Donnie Wahlberg (and another brother who is a chef) is set to open next week at The Star.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/ ... ar-AAJl9eY
by itsjrd1964
25 Oct 2019 09:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 23
Views: 7242

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

Which part of the complex would the hotel be in?
by itsjrd1964
24 Oct 2019 20:00
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Storm street closures & signal outages
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Storm street closures & signal outages

The City of Dallas is posting regular updates regarding street closures and traffic signal outages since the October 20 tornado. As of 6pm October 24: * 11 traffic signals are on and flashing * 60 have lost communication * 40 of the 60 have no power Meanwhile, these links list the latest street clos...
by itsjrd1964
20 Oct 2019 13:53
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Dallas Public Works: street project list
Replies: 0
Views: 303

Dallas Public Works: street project list

The link is to a list of new/ongoing street projects in the city, divided up by council district. This is the first of several quarterly releases of street project data during the city's 2020 fiscal year.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17dm0id ... sp=sharing
by itsjrd1964
20 Oct 2019 11:12
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 112
Views: 30739

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

If they're going to be discontinuous, they probably shouldn't have them at all.
by itsjrd1964
20 Oct 2019 11:05
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 357
Views: 121422

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Glad to see this moving along but still painfull that it will only take you to the perimeter of Houston and not directly downtown. I wonder if there is any chance that there could be a future extension from the perimeter to downtown. I'm sure if it was the other way around, there would many promine...
by itsjrd1964
16 Oct 2019 20:35
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Street name changes/proposals
Replies: 10
Views: 5404

Re: Street name changes/proposals

The date is set, October 30 at noon is when the city plans the street-naming ceremony for "Nowitzki Way", at Victory Plaza.

https://www.facebook.com/events/550251452467937/
by itsjrd1964
15 Oct 2019 19:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 65
Views: 19868

Re: Collin Creek Mall

The mall's demo has started. They were originally planning on retaining the Macy's/Sanger Harris mural (much the same as the one on Valley View (I think?) but they found asbestos material was used to adhere them to the wall, and thus remediation is too expensive. https://communityimpact.com/dallas-...
by itsjrd1964
11 Oct 2019 22:07
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: Arts District: AT&T Performing Arts Center
Replies: 0
Views: 941

Arts District: AT&T Performing Arts Center

On the eve of its 10th birthday, Dallas' AT&T Performing Arts Center has reached a hard-won milestone The article includes a bit of background and history over the last 10 years (and a bit more) of the ATTPAC. https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/performing-arts/2019/10/10/eve-10th-bir...
by itsjrd1964
11 Oct 2019 21:51
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Replies: 1
Views: 1054

Re: Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Fort Worth's Amon Carter museum gets a face-lift, an architecture critic and art critic respond

https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-enterta ... tter-ever/
by itsjrd1964
09 Oct 2019 22:25
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Greater DFW-area trails
Replies: 12
Views: 4682

Re: Greater DFW-area trails

The trail work between Fort Worth and Dallas is now completely funded, with completion of the various segments to be done by 2023. There will be a unified name for the whole trail, but it hasn't been decided on yet. The segments in each city will retain individual names also. Work to connect the 2 C...
by itsjrd1964
05 Oct 2019 13:02
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 198
Views: 50812

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Downtown Dallas Ready for ‘Refuge of Shade’ In Soon-To-Open Pacific Plaza

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... fic-plaza/
by itsjrd1964
03 Oct 2019 14:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 230
Views: 75084

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Redblock wrote:CiboDivino Centro has opened in Bryan Tower at Federal and Harwood.


http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... wn-dallas/
by itsjrd1964
02 Oct 2019 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 144
Views: 50723

Re: Highland Park Village

Dfwn2n wrote:What's the point of opening a shop for only 10 days?


For this venture, I'm not sure, but ordinarily it could be a combo of less overhead, less inventory, and more exclusivity.
by itsjrd1964
30 Sep 2019 12:22
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: WFAA/8 turns 70
Replies: 0
Views: 678

WFAA/8 turns 70

In September, Ch.8 marked 7 decades on the air.

https://www.wfaa.com/mobile/article/new ... df3253fba5
by itsjrd1964
30 Sep 2019 12:15
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Houston Development News
Replies: 8
Views: 2266

Re: Houston Development News

In the link below, In-n-Out is mentioned as a new/upcoming entry into the Houston market, with 3 locations: Stafford, Katy, and Willowbrook.

https://bisnow.com/houston/news/retail/ ... xas-100108
by itsjrd1964
30 Sep 2019 12:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 66
Views: 16905

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Pass The Ketchup, Whataburger, A New Burger Joint Is Coming To Texas I think this is about the third time I've heard this in recent years, but apparently Fatburger, the west coast fast food chain, wants to come to TX with 25 locations. Dallas, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio are all mentioned, but...
by itsjrd1964
30 Sep 2019 11:51
Forum: U.S. + World Urban Development
Topic: Walmart HQ Campus
Replies: 4
Views: 3027

Re: Walmart HQ Campus

Behind the design: An inside look at what's driving Walmart's new campus More on their upcoming new headquarters. Gensler has been picked to help with design. Walmart has worked out of 20 different and scattered area facilities there up to now, so the new campus will bring everyone there together. ...
by itsjrd1964
29 Sep 2019 13:05
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Colony: Grandscape
Replies: 16
Views: 5055

Re: The Colony: Grandscape

http://www.galaxytheatres.com didn't offer much info. They are mostly in the west, with their only TX market up to now being Austin. They only have a few locations, a couple have IMAX, and they've been around since 1998. I couldn't tell that they do much different than the other chains, just by what...

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