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Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Postby uptown74 » 20 Nov 2019 18:20

flyswatter wrote:
Another "craft cocktail" bar in Uptown. Snore. I still think that part of Uptown is badly missing a beer bar a la Gingerman. Actually now that I think about it, the former Loon spot would be a decent spot for Gingerman to relocate to if they do in fact close for redevelopment.


Thats a great idea!
And I dont think the move will hurt the Loon because of less visibility. Its former location in that old strip mall wasnt very visible and it was always packed.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 20 Nov 2019 22:42

I'm okay with a cocktail bar. Beer bars are pointless nowadays... They've practically been canabalizd by Local Breweries and Tap Houses... The good thing with a cocktail bars is that each bar will have it's unique cocktail. Something you can't do with just selling beer.. somehow a small dingy tap bar like Strangeways would be great though... But a large beer bar ..nah...

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Postby PonyUp13 » 21 Nov 2019 03:26

I think if any bar in the area can make it as a low-key locals bar it’s the Loon. That was the spot for all of my buddies to hang the last few years just to watch a game or hang out, and it was for sure a chill place a world away from the Lower McKinney bars.

I do always find it odd when bars mention ample parking as a key part of the location

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Postby Redblock » 21 Nov 2019 07:55

Here is an article on Gaslight which is taking over the Eastwoods space.


http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... -gaslight/

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Postby MrsKravitz » 01 Dec 2019 13:54

jetnd87 wrote:Also curious as to when that plot of land + vacant building that was supposed to be the Dream Hotel will turn into something. Such a waste as it stands.


Such a waste and a major eyesore. The vacant building (that was the law firm) was meant to be demolished and never was. It’s in a horrible state of disrepair but the owners apparently have no money or plans to do anything. They won’t even remove the fencing. . .

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Postby Tnexster » 01 Dec 2019 14:01

Can't believe nobody wants that land for something.

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Postby tamtagon » 01 Dec 2019 18:05

That would be a great place to live!

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Postby Jbarn » 01 Dec 2019 18:42

MrsKravitz wrote:
jetnd87 wrote:Also curious as to when that plot of land + vacant building that was supposed to be the Dream Hotel will turn into something. Such a waste as it stands.


Such a waste and a major eyesore. The vacant building (that was the law firm) was meant to be demolished and never was. It’s in a horrible state of disrepair but the owners apparently have no money or plans to do anything. They won’t even remove the fencing. . .


I am really surprised Dallas code enforcement hasn’t cracked down on that vacant building. I can almost guarantee there are multiple violations.

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Postby MrsKravitz » 02 Dec 2019 07:19

Code compliance has been there and there are definitely violations. Not sure if they’ve all been dealt with. But ultimately I don’t think code compliance has any way to force them to demolish the building or do anything beyond basic “maintenance”.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Postby MrsKravitz » 07 Dec 2019 00:38

tamtagon wrote:That would be a great place to live!

Not sure which spot you were referring to, but the sugar building is on the market again...7.5 this time around :shock:

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Postby CTroyMathis » 07 Dec 2019 14:06

The Sugar Building should be the DallasMetropolis headquarters and co-work/meet-up/crash-pad/low-key party building. . .

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Postby MrsKravitz » 07 Dec 2019 22:59

CTroyMathis wrote:The Sugar Building should be the DallasMetropolis headquarters and co-work/meet-up/crash-pad/low-key party building. . .


Absolutely agree. So much space! Plus all that inside secret parking! :lol:


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Postby DPatel304 » 19 Dec 2019 09:09

uptown74 wrote:Bye bye, Nickel and Rye


http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... ickel-rye/


Wasn't this building supposedly going to be razed at some point and re-developed into a high-rise?

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 19 Dec 2019 10:09

The land was being advertised for a possible high rise I believe. I think it basically was just the owners putting it out there in case there were any buyers. I don't think a specific project was ever drawn up.
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Postby exelone31 » 19 Dec 2019 13:00

uptown74 wrote:Bye bye, Nickel and Rye


http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... ickel-rye/


Rode my scooter to the Hooters but the Hooters was dry.

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Postby R1070 » 19 Dec 2019 17:44

Hooters closed?

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Postby DPatel304 » 19 Dec 2019 18:27

exelone31 wrote:
uptown74 wrote:Bye bye, Nickel and Rye


http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... ickel-rye/


Rode my scooter to the Hooters but the Hooters was dry.


And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
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Postby exelone31 » 20 Dec 2019 09:03

R1070 wrote:Hooters closed?


No, was just trying really hard to shoehorn in an "American Pie"-esque verse.

I was trying to think of a vehicle to rhyme with "Idle" (for the Idle Rich, since that did close), but couldn't come up with anything.

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Postby DPatel304 » 23 Dec 2019 17:33

Image

This was posted outside the former Loon space.

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 23 Dec 2019 18:00

"Aggie owned and operated". Lol

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 26 Dec 2019 09:56

When two college bros get together and open up a bar, this is the real-life story of Bar Breakers all the drama of opening a new bar in Uptown Dallas with real people and no "scripts". Thursdays at 8 pm EST, 7 pm CST.
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Postby CRE_Investor » 26 Dec 2019 12:41

For what it's worth, that bar is owned by a father/son who both played football at Texas A&M and in the NFL for a bit. It's a horrible name and odds are it won't last long, but it's a good way to blow lots of money in a short time.

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Postby emmasensei » 26 Dec 2019 13:09

Everything about this is mediocre to bad, and the clunky name (I stared at the banner for a good 30 seconds trying to figure out where it begins and ends) is the worst. It's also grammatically incorrect. The possessive of a singular noun is formed by adding an apostrophe and s, whether the singular noun ends in s or not.

So it should be "Harris's House of Heroes." It doesn't look correct...but it is. Even though there are two people involved. It's a shared last name naturally ending in s, so it's a singular possessive. This would only be correct if both the father and the son had Harris as a first name. Right? ack! I'm even confusing myself. It's a sign that the name needs to be changed to literally anything else. :lol:
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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 28 Dec 2019 11:13

^Wow, you must hate my posts then cause my grammatical errors are many.
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Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Postby emmasensei » 28 Dec 2019 13:04

Context is everything. Grammatical errors on forum posts are fine, even expected.

They're also expected on family holiday cards. Incorrect singular/plural possessives run RAMPANT on holiday cards. :lol:

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Postby CTroyMathis » 28 Dec 2019 13:22

3H Bros/Club
H 3.0
Anything, right!

Kinda like when System of a Down did "The Most Loneliest Day of My Life". Even if intentional, possibly cringe-worthy nonetheless.

In other news, I swear Crescent is still in no hurry to fill McKinney & Olive Tower Cedar Springs two-story side. Perhaps keeping their asking price elevated and just waiting it out.

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Postby Lakewood2Uptown » 04 Jan 2020 14:34

The pharmacy will open soon in the old Vino 100 location. It is sad to waste a great patio on a pharmacy.

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 04 Jan 2020 16:15

More signs that neighborhood service wins over too many bars.
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Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Postby flyswatter » 04 Jan 2020 20:06

Sooooo after all the rumors of closing by New Years is Gingerman still open?

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Postby Redblock » 05 Jan 2020 07:51

flyswatter wrote:Sooooo after all the rumors of closing by New Years is Gingerman still open?


It appears they open and plan to stay open. Their FB page is active and is announcing music dates for this month and a chili cook-off for Lesp Day.

https://www.facebook.com/TheGingerManDallas/

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Postby Kelley USA » 06 Jan 2020 09:13

CTroyMathis wrote:
In other news, I swear Crescent is still in no hurry to fill McKinney & Olive Tower Cedar Springs two-story side. Perhaps keeping their asking price elevated and just waiting it out.


Hey CTroy, you might have missed it but that space has been leased... It was announced back in October. This will be a really cool addition. I can attest for Hugo's as I've been to the original about a million times here in Las Colinas. It's fantastic!

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... wn-dallas/

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Postby CTroyMathis » 06 Jan 2020 11:51

Thanks, I do remember now having read that. I remember going over there some time after Malibu Poke opened and watch them finally take the corner space and split it off once again. So now there are two spaces on the end with the still large end (w/2 stories) not being worked on (also as of today no change). The smaller space (ste 150) is supposed to be called something along the lines of "Super All Day" (lol) or something like that. It was going to be called "The Jane". It's a work in progress.

Anyhow, here's to hoping the Hugo's does go in this year!

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Postby Cbdallas » 06 Jan 2020 16:26

The other space next to HUGO'S is supposed to be some kind of lounge / restaurant but it has been in design phase forever.

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Postby Lakewood2Uptown » 06 Jan 2020 18:16

Redblock wrote:
flyswatter wrote:Sooooo after all the rumors of closing by New Years is Gingerman still open?


It appears they open and plan to stay open. Their FB page is active and is announcing music dates for this month and a chili cook-off for Lesp Day.

https://www.facebook.com/TheGingerManDallas/

I was told they will remain open through March.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Postby DPatel304 » 09 Jan 2020 17:51

Professional football player scores heroic bar in Uptown Dallas Loon space
A professional football player has opened a charming, family-run bar in Uptown Dallas. Called Harris' House of Heroes, it's a new spot from De'Vante Harris, who played college football at Texas A&M and was signed by the New Orleans Saints.

The bar opened on January 1 in a location with its own special history: at 3403 McKinney Ave., in the space that was previously The Loon.

Harris' House of Heroes, or "HHH" for short, is a casual, comfortable bar where you can get food and drinks and watch some football, but can also scale up with a DJ and bottle service.

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... town-loon/

Not a fan of the logo or name, but that's not really a huge dealbreaker. I think this could have worked if they went for the laid-back, casual sports bar vibe, but then that last sentence says it can be 'scaled up' with a DJ and bottle service, and that's where they lost me.

Good luck to these guys, I suppose.

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Postby Lakewood2Uptown » 11 Jan 2020 13:24

Walked by Primos this morning and it looks like they are about to open. The bar is in the same spot as before with an open concept in the dining area.

I liked that old Primos was comfortable and not fancy at all. I hope they don't go too far in the other direction.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Postby flyswatter » 11 Jan 2020 13:57

None of those bars on that strip should aim for flashy/fancy/trendy. Just not the right spot in Uptown. There's a reason The Loon and Quarter Bar have outlasted the others.

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Postby Lakewood2Uptown » 19 Jan 2020 21:52

The Aggie bar opened tonight in the old Loon spot. Walking by it was packed.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Postby Redblock » 21 Jan 2020 00:24

Cava offered free meals today (1/20) and will open for regular service on 1/21. The hours will be 10:45 am to 10 pm daily. This is the new restaurant in the Spaces building at McKinney and St. Paul.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Postby homeworld1031tx » 21 Jan 2020 08:55

Anyone know what's going on with the "77" place off of Henderson? It looks like its been closed for the last couple of weeks after opening relatively recently to what appear to be packed crowds.

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Postby emmasensei » 21 Jan 2020 09:30

huh, I haven't noticed, but I'm not doing my daily walks past the place because Henderson is still a dis-as-ter. It's possible they're suffering due to all the construction, although it's not like anybody parks right on Henderson Ave to go there anyway.

Also, a half-dozen other businesses on Henderson are gearing up for opening in the next few weeks (Uno Mas, Paint Nail Bar, Enrique Tomas, Barcelona, etc.) Henderson is weird right now.

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Postby lakewoodhobo » 21 Jan 2020 10:00

homeworld1031tx wrote:Anyone know what's going on with the "77" place off of Henderson? It looks like its been closed for the last couple of weeks after opening relatively recently to what appear to be packed crowds.


On Yelp it says they're closed temporarily and scheduled to reopen on April 1. I hope they built that winter weather into their business plan.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/77-degrees-dallas-dallas

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Postby eburress » 21 Jan 2020 18:42

Well that sucks. There's not much left in Uptown besides Katy Trail Icehouse.

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Postby muncien » 22 Jan 2020 09:23

So long as Black Friar and Quarter Bar stick around... I'll be content. :)
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Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Postby CTroyMathis » 22 Jan 2020 11:55

That 77 place on Henderson is, FWIW, on the TABC dinq list as well.

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Postby eburress » 22 Jan 2020 12:15

^ Wow. I guess that explains why Jack and Ginger's never fully opened. Bar Stellar already closed and apparently Henderson Tap House is also going bye bye.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Postby DPatel304 » 28 Jan 2020 23:56

At long last, Tex-Mex restaurant Primo’s reopens on McKinney Avenue on Feb. 7
https://outline.com/Kgm6nc

From what I've seen, they've done a great job updating the space, so I really hope they manage to succeed here.

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Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Postby Kelley USA » 29 Jan 2020 09:26

DPatel304 wrote:At long last, Tex-Mex restaurant Primo’s reopens on McKinney Avenue on Feb. 7
https://outline.com/Kgm6nc

From what I've seen, they've done a great job updating the space, so I really hope they manage to succeed here.


Whoa... Mind blown with this outline.com . I didn't know that was a thing! I no longer have to try and grab a screenshot of DMN articles before it locks me out.

As for Primo's, I know the person doing most of the hiring. She's been posting lots of photos on her social media. Place looks great!!


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