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by itsjrd1964
27 Jan 2020 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 78
Views: 19647

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Fort Worth's Heim Barbecue just tweeted earlier today that they'll be opening a new location at the former Mockingbird Diner near Love Field. No timeline mentioned.

https://twitter.com/HeimBBQ/status/1221 ... 69568?s=19
by itsjrd1964
27 Jan 2020 00:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 65
Views: 11264

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Another department store possibility would be Von Maur, a primarily Midwest chain. I'm not sure how much they are looking at TX for location/s, but I have heard that they have some amount of their phone/online shopping traffic coming from TX. The mall management is being somewhat vague as to what th...
by itsjrd1964
15 Jan 2020 14:13
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 319
Views: 100292

Re: Silver Line

https://www.dart.org/ShareRoot/about/expansion/cottonbelt/DARTCottonBeltMeeting22jul19.pdf This doc shows that the line will run to the right/east (I think) of the existing red line with the station at CityLine to the east of the existing station. If you check it does look like they will need to pu...
by itsjrd1964
14 Jan 2020 14:58
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 319
Views: 100292

Re: Silver Line

I wonder how the Silver route will overlap with the Red/Orange line. There isn't much room between Cityline/Bush and 12th Street for 2 more parallel tracks, but on the other hand, the non-electric Silver trains can't run on the electrified Red/Orange line. I have seen recent work on the east-side e...
by itsjrd1964
13 Jan 2020 08:54
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 319
Views: 100292

Re: Silver Line

I wonder how the Silver route will overlap with the Red/Orange line. There isn't much room between Cityline/Bush and 12th Street for 2 more parallel tracks, but on the other hand, the non-electric Silver trains can't run on the electrified Red/Orange line. I have seen recent work on the east-side em...
by itsjrd1964
11 Jan 2020 10:44
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: General roads/transport. issues
Replies: 26
Views: 7692

Re: General roads/transport. issues

Governor Abbott Says Texas Is Finished Building Highways In a San Antonio speech, Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas may be experiencing its "last major build-out of roads.” "May be" =/= "is". The governor might need to lower his podium a little so he can see better. There are sti...
by itsjrd1964
07 Jan 2020 10:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)
Replies: 82
Views: 32413

Re: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)

emmasensei wrote:...we refer to it as "the J.Crew offering exactly three pairs of pants and one necklace."


Wow, and I thought Neiman's and Saks were minimalist! ;) :lol:
by itsjrd1964
05 Jan 2020 19:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 40
Views: 8979

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

If it's going to be a clock tower, there needs to be more 'clock' instead of 85-95% being the tower, IMO.
by itsjrd1964
05 Jan 2020 19:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 27
Views: 6284

Re: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good

Sounds like either someone in Hoque's firm or someone at DallasInnovates might have had a bit more of the kool-aid than the rest of us (maybe?)...
by itsjrd1964
02 Jan 2020 22:13
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Southwest Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 12495

Re: Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines buys more land near Dallas Love Field HQ

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/airl ... -field-hq/
by itsjrd1964
19 Dec 2019 21:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 154
Views: 49519

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

West Dallas shopping center gets a grocery store

A Cash Saver store recently opened in a former Fiesta location.

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/reta ... ery-store/
by itsjrd1964
17 Dec 2019 11:13
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 57
Views: 15816

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

There is the longtime convention center property north of the ballparks, but in recent years has been largely given over to an eSports operation. I haven't read/heard how things have gone since that started. I don't really understand why the city would completely/largely give up a convention space t...
by itsjrd1964
16 Dec 2019 22:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 213
Views: 81811

Re: West End 1.0

The SpringHill Suites on Lamar has been acquired by NewcrestImage, the developer/owner of the AC Hotel/Residence Inn downtown and Hampton Inn & Suites downtown. NewcrestImage wants to renovate the 148 room hotel. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/12/16/downtown-dallas-hotel-se...
by itsjrd1964
16 Dec 2019 22:27
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 57
Views: 15816

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Arlington set to vote on another massive $550 million Loews hotel and convention center The Loews hotel will have 888 rooms, a convention center space, a skybridge to connect to Texas Live! and the existing Live! by Loews hotel, plus the developers want to add mixed-use spaces elsewhere in the vici...
by itsjrd1964
16 Dec 2019 21:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 148
Views: 60026

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Photos: Peek inside the new Virgin Hotel in Dallas for a funky, arty, sexy romp

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... sexy-romp/
by itsjrd1964
16 Dec 2019 15:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 148
Views: 60026

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

dallaz wrote:Dallas’ New Virgin Hotel Debuts Sunday (Includes video)


https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/dalla ... y/2273261/


The painting/print of that British guard drinking out of that Whataburger cup is unexpected, and hilarious.
by itsjrd1964
15 Dec 2019 22:52
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 316
Views: 95529

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Urban farm sprouts on unused DART property beside South Dallas station A new urban farm has been established adjacent to the Hatcher Station on DART's Green line. Area residents can eventually have their own box in the garden to grow and even sell their own produce. DART could end up with more spot...
by itsjrd1964
13 Dec 2019 22:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Little Mexico
Replies: 0
Views: 466

Little Mexico

Farewell to 'the last remnants' of Dallas' Little Mexico, as houses on Harry Hines, Harwood await demolition

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/comment ... emolition/
by itsjrd1964
13 Dec 2019 12:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 144
Views: 36041

Re: (not the) Shraman South Asian Museum

So, do they have office tenants (and a real hotel name for the hotel, not some wacky made-up name no one's heard of) chomping at the bit to get in this place, or is it spec for now? We don't need a supertall-or-less that's completely empty.
by itsjrd1964
12 Dec 2019 22:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 148
Views: 60026

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Inside new Virgin Hotel restaurant in Dallas: It opens Dec. 15, serving Texas food with a French kiss

https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaur ... ench-kiss/
by itsjrd1964
12 Dec 2019 21:50
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 40
Views: 8058

Re: Reverchon Park

No thanks, Donnie Nelson: Dallas turns down $10 million plan to renovate historic Reverchon Park

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/comment ... all-field/
by itsjrd1964
11 Dec 2019 06:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The oldest bar in Dallas turns 55
Replies: 0
Views: 604

The oldest bar in Dallas turns 55

The Inwood Tavern, near Inwood/Lovers, just celebrated its 55th year with a big party.

https://www.dmagazine.com/nightlife/201 ... -turns-55/
by itsjrd1964
07 Dec 2019 10:51
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 60108

Re: I-345

And in 2050 wonder how Plano passed Dallas in population... :-) Plano has recently reduced the land footprint of it's two potential highway-style intersections to be forever boulevards, and the excess land around Spring Creek Parkway that was sold has already been developed. Which intersections are...
by itsjrd1964
06 Dec 2019 08:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve
Replies: 9
Views: 4044

Re: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve

IIRR, much of the coverage of those that got on TV last year was a combo-meal of Texas Live! and Trinity Groves. There were musical interludes that I think were at Texas Live! also.
by itsjrd1964
04 Dec 2019 08:45
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 227
Views: 76445

Re: DFW Airport

DFW is looking into the future of retail/restaurants on the non-secured side of terminals there. Apparently the spots on the secured side are performing much better than those located before the security checkpoints.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/busi ... 14924.html
by itsjrd1964
03 Dec 2019 10:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Preston/Royal
Replies: 1
Views: 454

North Dallas: Preston/Royal

One of the iconic retail corners of North Dallas, Preston/Royal has sadly taken on a new look: that of tornado victim. Now it's been determined that a good part of the southeast corner will have to be torn down. Affected spaces include: * Celebrity Cafe * Fish City Grill * Francesca's * Gap * The Ge...
by itsjrd1964
02 Dec 2019 12:46
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 203
Views: 58762

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

When I drive by I almost always see people in there but it might take a while to get significant traction. I know KW wasn't packed right away. I think they should have made the children’s area larger - there are 4 swings and a teeter totter, and that’s basically it for the kids. Could that part of ...
by itsjrd1964
02 Dec 2019 12:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 992
Views: 299797

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

If Verizon is doing this much office for themselves, could they be wanting, now or later, to move their HQ here?
by itsjrd1964
30 Nov 2019 11:29
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Harwood Park
Replies: 5
Views: 3437

Re: Downtown: Harwood Park

willyk wrote:I noticed a sign on a building on Young St at the site that said Demo Delay. I wonder what’s up with that.


Could it be a utility issue? Or mold and/or asbestos?

Funny how too many demos here happen before we realize them, while others get the hurry-up-and-wait treatment.
by itsjrd1964
26 Nov 2019 14:35
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 316
Views: 95529

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Not sure when this was installed, but Union Station has lights embedded in the platform that blink red when a train is approaching. Wonder if they plan on installing these elsewhere or just at the TRE transfer points. Unknown.jpeg I wonder how much of this LED light addition is an ADA-related thing...
by itsjrd1964
22 Nov 2019 14:49
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Rhome/Newark: Rolling V Ranch development
Replies: 0
Views: 729

Rhome/Newark: Rolling V Ranch development

A 3400-acre tract in Wise County just off US 287 and just south of TX 114 between Rhome and Newark will be the site of a new development that will eventually have 10,000 homes, as well as 800 acres of open space and parks. There will be 3 miles' worth of frontage on US 287, which will likely be prom...
by itsjrd1964
22 Nov 2019 14:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Star-Telegram cutting Saturday issues
Replies: 1
Views: 464

Star-Telegram cutting Saturday issues

The Fort Worth paper will issue bigger editions on Fridays and Sundays, in lieu of no Saturday issues. This takes effect in late February.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/busi ... 32789.html
by itsjrd1964
21 Nov 2019 02:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 97
Views: 30205

Re: Fair Park

Renovations underway at buildings in Fair Park

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... -park.html
by itsjrd1964
21 Nov 2019 02:00
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 227
Views: 76445

Re: DFW Airport

The DBJ looks at the top 10 international destinations not served non-stop from DFW. Interesting list, but apparently all require a connecting flight from here.

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... outes.html
by itsjrd1964
20 Nov 2019 19:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 992
Views: 299797

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I know there are a bunch of new ones coming online but on the other side of this, are any older hotels dropping out of contention as this new product shows up? AFAIK, none of the major sections of the DFW metro have lost any hotels to getting older or run down, mostly it seems to be the older or no...
by itsjrd1964
17 Nov 2019 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 148
Views: 60026

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: 148
Views: 60026

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: 203
Views: 58762

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: 6
Views: 3809

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: 2
Views: 934

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: 22
Views: 3500

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: 420
Views: 118959

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: 5206

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: 333
Views: 110343

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: 1059

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: 1
Views: 883

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: 39
Views: 10313

Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Multimillion dollar renovations are finished at Sheraton Dallas

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real ... on-dallas/

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