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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby THRILLHO » 03 Dec 2020 12:38

Every evening, the fountain will come alive with an hourly aquatic “fireworks” display of soaring water that’s lit by a kaleidoscope of colors and dancing to soundtracks — a show that will be visible for miles.


I'm VERY curious to see how true this ends up being in reality. This seems very interesting and, as yall are saying, very Dallas.

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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby DPatel304 » 03 Dec 2020 13:13

THRILLHO wrote:
Every evening, the fountain will come alive with an hourly aquatic “fireworks” display of soaring water that’s lit by a kaleidoscope of colors and dancing to soundtracks — a show that will be visible for miles.


I'm VERY curious to see how true this ends up being in reality. This seems very interesting and, as yall are saying, very Dallas.


Wow, I didn't see that. Could be a great to draw people to some of the rooftop restaurants/bars in the area (not that there aren't already a lot of reasons.

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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby casperitl » 03 Dec 2020 15:47

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpUDSD27pVw

The Fair Park fountains are already impressive and other than possible height would dwarf the KWP fountain by size alone. Right?

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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby THRILLHO » 03 Dec 2020 16:12

I would think Fair Park would still remain the bigger fountain. And some of the Fair Park fountain jets can already reach almost 100 feet--presumably the center jets seen at the end of that video.

The record being broken here in the eye-catching DMN headline is really just for being the tallest fountain you can sort of stand directly under.
Kind of a silly condition to claim a title, but it should still be impressive.
It will be quite a sight when entering the woodall rodgers tunnel from either end.

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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby DPatel304 » 03 Dec 2020 18:25

casperitl wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpUDSD27pVw

The Fair Park fountains are already impressive and other than possible height would dwarf the KWP fountain by size alone. Right?


How often does that fountain show occur?

I almost always forget/overlook this area, even though it's such a wonderful asset to the city.


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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby casperitl » 04 Dec 2020 11:52

DPatel304 wrote:
casperitl wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpUDSD27pVw

The Fair Park fountains are already impressive and other than possible height would dwarf the KWP fountain by size alone. Right?


How often does that fountain show occur?

I almost always forget/overlook this area, even though it's such a wonderful asset to the city.


Seems that they close it for maintenance every so often. The fountain show is a pretty regular kind of thing, once every half hour or hour. Always takes me by surprise when it starts.

Monied elites in Dallas gave up on Fair Park long ago with a move to the Arts District. Since they seem to move as a flock on projects, KWP seems to be where their money falls especially if they can name something after themselves.

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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby Tucy » 04 Dec 2020 11:58

This looks really cool! I presume the kids won't be able to play in the portion of the fountain that will be shooting 100-foot-tall geysers. That wouldn't seem safe. ;-)

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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 07 Dec 2020 10:43

I believe the 100 foot water sprays will be protected by sculptural cages similar to what was in the rendering video from a few months back.

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The new rendering shows basically something similar just on steroids in true Dallas form.

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How much water will fall on to Woodall Rogers on a decent windy day I wonder.
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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby DPatel304 » 07 Dec 2020 10:47

cowboyeagle05 wrote:How much water will fall on to Woodall Rogers on a decent windy day I wonder.


:lol: I didn't even consider this. Hopefully they've really thought this one through.

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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby exelone31 » 07 Dec 2020 11:11

DPatel304 wrote:
cowboyeagle05 wrote:How much water will fall on to Woodall Rogers on a decent windy day I wonder.


:lol: I didn't even consider this. Hopefully they've really thought this one through.


Maybe they could have RainX sponsor the maintenance and the fountains could shoot their windshield treatment fluid!

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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby vman » 19 Jan 2021 07:31

So it looks like Mi Cocina is taking over the old Savor space in Klyde Warren.
https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaur ... mi-cocina/


Klyde Warren Park’s new high-profile restaurant? Mi Cocina


Mi Cocina, the Tex-Mex restaurant known for its brisket tacos and frozen Mambo Taxi cocktails, won the bid to be the flagship restaurant at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas.

Company executives will pump at least $2 million into a renovation of the glassed-in restaurant that currently sits vacant, says Edgar Guevara, president and CEO of M Crowd restaurant group, which operates Mi Cocina.

Mi Cocina on the Park is expected to open this fall.

“If you look at great urban parks, they all have great restaurants,” says chairman of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation Jody Grant.

The park’s board of directors had been hunting for a new tenant since Savor closed in August 2020. The restaurant is on park grounds, and the park benefits from the success of the restaurant. About 8% of Mi Cocina’s sales will go into Klyde Warren, which is meaningful money for the privately funded park, says Kit Sawers, the park’s president.

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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 19 Jan 2021 07:58

Mi cocina is a Great restaurant? :D

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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby Kelley USA » 19 Jan 2021 09:24

Don't actually hate this. Actually makes sense on a number of levels. I'm sure it'll be a really nice space and should attract both locals and tourists.

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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby DPatel304 » 19 Jan 2021 09:33

Kelley USA wrote:Don't actually hate this. Actually makes sense on a number of levels. I'm sure it'll be a really nice space and should attract both locals and tourists.


I agree! Mi Cocina is much more approachable than Savor, which is what this area needs. Plus it's a bit touristy, mainstream, and well known, I think it's a pretty good fit for the area.

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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby clcrash19 » 19 Jan 2021 10:03

This is good news.. mi cocina is attractive to all classes yet not tacky or cheap in the sense either.. think it will be a good addition for the park.

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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby CTroyMathis » 19 Jan 2021 10:29

I'm sure Miriam across the street will be thrilled.

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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby dukemeredith » 19 Jan 2021 12:47

CTroyMathis wrote:I'm sure Miriam across the street will be thrilled.


This was my first thought, as well. Miriam, Meso Maya/La Ventana, El Fenix and now Mi Cocina all steps away from one another — that’s a lot of Mexican food competition.

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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby exelone31 » 19 Jan 2021 13:43

dukemeredith wrote:
CTroyMathis wrote:I'm sure Miriam across the street will be thrilled.


This was my first thought, as well. Miriam, Meso Maya/La Ventana, El Fenix and now Mi Cocina all steps away from one another — that’s a lot of Mexican food competition.


To me, El Fenix is probably the restaurant most directly in competition with Mi Cocina. I mean, Meso Maya/La Ventana and El Fenix are in the same building, if saturation was an issue then they wouldn't all still be there.

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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby CTroyMathis » 19 Jan 2021 14:14

The trifecta off Miguel Martinez Way (Alamo St) should be just dandy for sure, it works and I hope it always does.

I just hope Miriam's survives, even though it's quite different than Mi Cocina, there might not be that natural draw to cross the street because Savor was Savor (or Relish) and Miriam's isn't/wasn't Savor.

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Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Postby Tnexster » 19 Jan 2021 16:05

I went to Savor once or twice. Not a bad place but seemed expensive. Mi Cocina will knock it out of the park just with those Mambo Taxi's alone.


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