Tnexster wrote:j_d_p wrote:Cbdallas wrote:Does anyone know what is taking the old Cedar Grove restaurant space on the corner of the Ilume building. work is taking place inside.
Looks like the subdivided the space into two. There is still a lot of leftover furniture inside though so unsure if there is any tenant actually moving in or they are just re-marketing it as two separate spaces.
What happened to that restaurant? Seemed like it blew up into a big deal and then disappeared almost overnight.
cowboyeagle05 wrote:Its supposedly going to be an Italian restaurant concept of some sort. I can't remember the name but they do have a lease which is why all the remodeling has been going on.
lakewoodhobo wrote:cowboyeagle05 wrote:Its supposedly going to be an Italian restaurant concept of some sort. I can't remember the name but they do have a lease which is why all the remodeling has been going on.
I’ve heard that Mario’s is relocating here from 5404 Lemmon. Hope it’s true since I really like that restaurant.
cowboyeagle05 wrote:So they appeared to have finished the new "plaza" in front of Hunky's. They didn't do any decorative work on the concrete its basically just a giant median. Perfect for anti-gay protesting but not much good for anything else. I mean the project isn't over but I know some of the people who were involved with the Mayor on the project and why am I not surprised its the most basic project. Those involved were anti any of the new ideas about streets and walkability for Dallas so they pushed the money into half-hearted solutions and only cared about rainbow crosswalks. Vanity based projects.
I am not against rainbow crosswalks but they aren't real solutions for the safety and security of the neighborhood like proper street design and redo would have been.
R1070 wrote:The space is a bit bland, but maybe the neighborhood can spice it up with local art or painted boxed plants?
vman wrote:It's a shame the business owners in this area were so opposed to having a total new street design here. I went to a birthday party at Mattito's a few weeks ago. It was an early Saturday evening around 7:00 and I parked over by the Kroger and just walked down the strip to the Centrum. In comparison to the couple of blocks of Greenville Avenue I had come from, man, did that area look sad. It was far from lively and looked a little worn..even when I walked back to my car around 10. I guess I never realized how much the "strip" is in need of rejuvenation.
uptown74 wrote:And aren't the rainbow crosswalks not even a sure-thing if they dont raise a minimum amount from private donors?
https://fundrazr.com/DallasCrosswalkPro ... cnUIjWPr5v
Those upgrades to the neighborhood is being paid for by bond money. The crosswalks will be the last pieces installed and are entirely funded by donations.
Among the other corporate donors to the project are AT&T, Southwest Airlines, Andrews Distributing, Ben E. Keith Distributing, Comerica Bank, The Dallas Morning News, Oncor, Texas Instruments, Billingsley Co. and Beacon Advertising. Neighborhood businesses that contributed include The Hidden Door/Anthony Bobrow Trust, Hunky’s, Italia Express, The Round-Up Saloon and Street’s Fine Chicken. Visit Dallas, Communities Foundation of Texas and the Dallas Foundation and the Dallas Tavern Guild were among the organizations that donated to the crosswalk fund. A number of individual donors also contributed to the project.
Construction along Cedar Springs that includes new landscaping, new sidewalks, markers at each end of the entertainment district, new traffic lights and more began earlier this year and is scheduled to continue through the fall. Those upgrades to the neighborhood is being paid for by bond money. The crosswalks will be the last pieces installed and are entirely funded by donations.
R1070 wrote:It’s a different process than just painting the roadway. It’s a long term option and a much better investment.
cowboyeagle05 wrote:Did they delay the Wine Walk? Usually the first Wednesday of the month. I assume the weather was bad last Wednesday. Good to hear that event contributed to this cause.
Cbdallas wrote:Just heard a rumor that Mia's is moving to the old Buzzbrews building on Lemmon. If true then maybe they can grab surrounding property around the old space and build something more substantial. Lemmon is so stuck in the old Dallas of the 1970's really could use some new denser taller development and get rid of those old strip centers.
Cbdallas wrote:Lemmon is so stuck in the old Dallas of the 1970's really could use some new denser taller development and get rid of those old strip centers.
lakewoodhobo wrote:I miss the funky old houses on Lemmon, or at least the handful that were left at the turn of the century. If we had torn them down for something urban it might have been worth it, but what replaced these homes really set us back.
OrangeMike wrote:lakewoodhobo wrote:I miss the funky old houses on Lemmon, or at least the handful that were left at the turn of the century. If we had torn them down for something urban it might have been worth it, but what replaced these homes really set us back.
Add the Avon apartment building to the list, replaced by a parking lot for the ugly Verizon store on the corner.
cowboyeagle05 wrote:Yes, all they did was redo do a few updated disabled ramps at the corners...only thing really left is the new traffic light at Knight.
The city wanted to redo the street similar to Lower Greenville but plan things out better for the businesses so to not disturb traffic patterns less while things were under construction but the people who showed up at the meeting in the Rose Room a few years ago said no to everything the city was offering. Most of the money allocated for the proposed project was reassigned to other projects since they refused all proposals. Later some "community leaders" worked with the city to do some safety improvements with what money was leftover. The one thing the city does not do is argue with the gayborhood. Once you start arguing with the gaybourhood in turns into a big thing.
"We're bringing back Snookie's favorites like the OG cheese fries, fried mushrooms, and the Hickory burger," Mariel says. "Oh, and the Frozen Electric Lemonade."
Snookie's fried mushrooms, served with horseradish sauce and ranch dressing, were a cult favorite, and the electric lemonade was considered to be one of the prettiest drinks in its day, thanks to the beachy tint of its blue curaçao.
Roy G's will be open late until 2 or even 3 am on weekends and midnight on weekdays.
cowboyeagle05 wrote:Yes, all they did was redo do a few updated disabled ramps at the corners...
The bump-outs narrow the street to make crossing on foot safer. But they have also made it harder for drivers to turn and are being redesigned. Also being redesigned are the sidewalk ramps at Throckmorton and Cedar Springs. Vedda said they were laid out poorly, and, he added, he’s not sure what they will eventually look like.
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