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Re: Red Bird Mall

Postby Tnexster » 22 Aug 2019 15:28

‘There’s No More Mall, Y’all’: How Two DFW Developers Are Reimagining Aging Retail Centers

https://dallasinnovates.com/how-two-dal ... xas-malls/

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Re: Red Bird Mall

Postby lakewoodhobo » 22 Aug 2019 16:02

Tnexster wrote:More construction underway, this time the parking lot on the far west side closest to Westmoreland is being torn out, this should be the location of the two new apartment buildings.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... n+Plan.pdf


They've updated the leasing packet with a little more substance. I really hope this all works out for Mr. Brodsky.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... IRD+19.pdf

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Re: Red Bird Mall

Postby Tnexster » 22 Aug 2019 17:05

Chime is busy hiring a lot of people right now. They had 900 show up for their job fair on August 10th and are busy filling positions. They should be open with about 500 employees by the end of September. The escalator in the atrium is being installed this week.

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Re: Red Bird Mall

Postby lakewoodhobo » 12 Nov 2019 10:32

RedBird apartment community kicks off construction
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... struction/

Developers are breaking ground today on the next phase of redevelopment of Southwest Dallas’ RedBird Mall.
Apartment builder Palladium USA is building the $60 million, 300-unit rental community as part of the effort to repurpose the 44-year-old shopping mall at Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 67.


I really hope this is successful, but I don't know what a market rate unit would go for in this area. The 500 people at Chime making $15/hour will have a hard time paying $900/mo in rent, so we'll see if this pulls enough people from Dallas, Duncanville and DeSoto looking for an upgrade from the sea of rundown apartments around here.

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Re: Red Bird Mall

Postby Tnexster » 13 Nov 2019 17:37

Keeping my fingers crossed for RedBird, on one hand I want to see it deliver as promised but what happens when that comes true? If RedBird comes back and becomes an attractive spot that brings in even more development what does that mean for the residents in the area that currently call that area home?

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Re: Red Bird Mall

Postby DBadger » 14 Nov 2019 10:35

I really hope this development is successful. I feel developing Westmoreland station will be key to Redbird success. It is only 5 miles away and there is a direct bus 404 that connects the 'mall' to the station. If transit is consistent and becomes more frequent, it may create an urban-like extension to people who want to be closer to the city at much better cost than the north side.

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Re: Red Bird Mall

Postby Tnexster » 12 Dec 2019 10:40

‘Merry Christmas, south Dallas!’: UT Southwestern to bring new facility, jobs and investment to RedBird Mall

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/hea ... rce=pushly

UT Southwestern’s move is a trend breathing new life into big, empty department stores

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... l-clinics/

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Re: Red Bird Mall

Postby Tnexster » 20 Dec 2019 14:47

Why it took an Atlanta businessman to see through the toxic myths of southern Dallas
‘This is not a social project or handout, it’s about human talent that’s been overlooked,”’says the owner of new RedBird endeavor.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/comment ... ign=buffer

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Re: Red Bird Mall

Postby Tnexster » 20 Jan 2020 11:33

Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas
RedBird Mall store was among the first wave of the company’s effort

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... oor-areas/

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Re: Red Bird Mall

Postby Tnexster » 28 Aug 2020 17:10

UT Southwestern and Children’s Health to build first joint project in RedBird Mall
Almost half of the 150,000 square feet will be devoted to pediatrics, and the project is expected to be finished by late next year.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/hea ... bird-mall/

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Re: Red Bird Mall

Postby Tnexster » 19 Sep 2020 14:18

Call center operator has already hired 1,000 employees at RedBird, CEO says

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... dbird.html

In less than a year after opening a 50,000-square-foot call center at southern Dallas's RedBird development, Atlanta-based Chime Solutions has already hired more than 1,000 employees there, CEO Mark Wilson told the Dallas Business Journal Friday.

"We're already there. We've hired more than 1,000 people in Dallas thus far. We have most people working from home though," said Wilson.

The family-owned customer care outsourcing company originally planned to have around 500 employees working at RedBird when it first opened its call center last fall. Positions would include entry level and managerial roles with pay starting at $14 an hour. Wilson said in July of last year that the goal was to eventually hire 1,000 employees at RedBird, but no timeline was given for when this expansion would happen. To accommodate the growth, Wilson also said the company would double its footprint to 100,000 square feet at the former mall.

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Re: Red Bird Mall

Postby homeworld1031tx » 21 Sep 2020 17:03

That's great news, glad they're having success.

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Re: Red Bird Mall

Postby Tnexster » 26 Sep 2020 15:12

They do seem to be enjoying a certain level of success here which is very good for this part of the city. Once they all come back to the office, between Chime, Parkland, UTWS and all the the other employers there will be at least 2,000 employees here every day. A number that will grow from there.

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Re: Red Bird Mall

Postby Tnexster » 06 Jan 2021 12:09

Fast-growing company looks to add 450 jobs in Dallas

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... enter.html

Atlanta-based Chime Solutions is hoping to add 450 more jobs to its existing call center at RedBird in southern Dallas.

The Dallas City Council will consider an amendment to its economic development grant agreement with the company Jan. 13. Due to the continued uncertainty of COVID-19 and its impacts on office space needs, Chime is asking the city to delete its requirement to execute a right of first refusal to lease an additional 30,000 square feet within RedBird. It also wants to get rid of a $2.2 million investment requirement to furnish the new space.

Chime Solutions CEO Mark Wilson told the Dallas Business Journal in September that in less than a year of opening, the company had already hired 1,000 employees at RedBird, with most working from home due to the pandemic. The company already occupies 50,000 square feet within the former mall and was looking to eventually double its footprint.



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