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Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 28 Jan 2019 12:16
by TXGunLover
Went to see the early showing of Lego movie 2 on Saturday. Work was being done at both the Green Gator and the other restaurant pad in the plaza. Things were more busy than normal when the movie got out, I supposed because of the Toni Braxton concert. Alamo, was as always, great.

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 29 Jan 2019 16:32
by Kelley USA
WeWork taking 3 floors at Williams Square...

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... w-location

Also, the Green Gator at Toyota Music Factory is hiring. They should be opening soon. It was probably an easy transition. I don't think they bothered to do any build-outs. I mean the place was already nice and the current design sort of fits their concept. It's basically put up the sign, hire some folks and open the doors.

Speaking of the TMF... I'm curious why they never bothered to hire an outside leasing company like CBRE or Shop Companies. I know they got a little greedy and the early interest didn't really warrant hiring one, but they have struggled to lease any of the remaining vacant spots. After Big Beat closed the ARK Group came out and said interest was very high for all the remaining spaces. I'm sorry, but if the best they can do is Green Gator & The Reservoir then there's definitely a problem.

Also, The Gingerman at Water Street has started their build-out. They have walls up and they do seem to be moving quickly. I would guess maybe a May or June opening?!

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 04 Feb 2019 17:34
by ignition
Speaking of things taking forever to open up at TMF, anyone have any insight on Burgerim? This has been "coming soon" since TMF announced and I can't for the life of me figure out what's taking so long for the build out.

I get why Kitchen 101 and the Violet Room are taking long given their placement literally under the Pavilion but a burger place should take just a few months to be constructed.

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 05 Feb 2019 07:24
by vman
Walk-On's is open on Regent. I tried it this weekend and really enjoyed it. Anyone know what is being built next to Walk-On's? I looked up Green Gator and it looks somewhat similar to Walk-On's. I do enjoy Cajun, so I look forward to trying it. I also noticed another place in the retail strip west of Walk-on's called Jam + Toast and it doesn't appear to be a CHAIN. Irving definitely is in need of more breakfast spots..so this is definitely on my list. Maybe I'll make fewer trips to Dallas for my weekend brunch fix.

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 05 Feb 2019 07:44
by TXGunLover
Lupe's Tortilla is next to Walk On's. Mexican Sugar will be next to Whiskey Cake.

Jam + Toast is outstanding.

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 05 Feb 2019 09:16
by Kelley USA
^^Actually it's called Lupe Tortilla... It's a Tex-Mex chain from Houston that's making it's way to DFW. It's more in the mold of a Pappasito's or Uncle Julio's. I have friends in Houston that love it so it should be a nice addition. https://tex-mex.com/

As for Burgerim, that is the slowest build-out in the history of build-outs. Apart from putting up the sign the inside has looked basically the same for the past 3 months.

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 06 Feb 2019 19:41
by clubtokyo
Lupe T is fantastic, best filet fajitas in Texas. Be sure and check them out.

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 07 Feb 2019 02:25
by itsjrd1964
Nosh & Bottle Brings a Wine Shop, Market, Deli and Date Spot to Toyota Music Factory

https://www.dallasobserver.com/restaura ... y-11546508

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 07 Feb 2019 14:02
by Kelley USA
Permits have been pulled for the new 7 story Embassy Suites Hotel on 114. This will be in the lot right behind Champps. This was the last rendering that was posted:

https://www.facebook.com/Embassy-Suites ... 320208193/

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 07 Feb 2019 20:32
by R1070
Nice!

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 10 Feb 2019 14:17
by Tnexster
Kelley USA wrote:Permits have been pulled for the new 7 story Embassy Suites Hotel on 114. This will be in the lot right behind Champps. This was the last rendering that was posted:

https://www.facebook.com/Embassy-Suites ... 320208193/


Interesting, have not seen or maybe I have not seen a new one for a while but there is no atrium on this hotel. Wiki claims that feature has been abandoned on new hotels.

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 10 Feb 2019 21:08
by itsjrd1964
IINM, the new downtown Amarillo Embassy doesn't have an atrium, either. I think that's a mistake on Hilton's part. Atriums have been one of the signature elements of an Embassy Suites property, pretty much anywhere you go. Without an atrium, Embassy will look like any other chain. Similar to Marriott de-emphasizing Courtyard's courtyard.

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 10 Feb 2019 21:13
by flyswatter
Probably realized having a large open lobby was easier to maintain and cheaper to build than a massive 8+ story atrium while still being able to provide the same amenities. Plus it allows them to enter smaller markets that wouldn't justify a massive hotel.

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 11 Feb 2019 10:49
by muncien
Fun Fact: Embassy suites originally proposed a hotel on this site back in the 90's. If I'm not mistaken, they have owned the land ever since.

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 11 Feb 2019 10:51
by TXGunLover
muncien wrote:Fun Fact: Embassy suites originally proposed a hotel on this site back in the 90's. If I'm not mistaken, they have owned the land ever since.

Yep that's correct.

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 11 Feb 2019 11:11
by Kelley USA
TXGunLover wrote:
muncien wrote:Fun Fact: Embassy suites originally proposed a hotel on this site back in the 90's. If I'm not mistaken, they have owned the land ever since.

Yep that's correct.


Actually I'm not sure that is correct... Embassy isn't the owner, this hotel is being developed by a company in Louisiana and will be managed by a local company. It'll just carry the Embassy flag. I think someone else has owned the property for quite awhile now. I've seen a number of proposals come before council for this plot, everything from 20K sq ft of new retail space, an extension of Las Colinas Village, other hotels, office buildings etc... And speaking of, there is a plan for a new 2 story office component right next to where the Embassy will be.

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 11 Feb 2019 14:20
by muncien
Kelley USA wrote:
TXGunLover wrote:
muncien wrote:Fun Fact: Embassy suites originally proposed a hotel on this site back in the 90's. If I'm not mistaken, they have owned the land ever since.

Yep that's correct.


Actually I'm not sure that is correct... Embassy isn't the owner, this hotel is being developed by a company in Louisiana and will be managed by a local company. It'll just carry the Embassy flag. I think someone else has owned the property for quite awhile now. I've seen a number of proposals come before council for this plot, everything from 20K sq ft of new retail space, an extension of Las Colinas Village, other hotels, office buildings etc... And speaking of, there is a plan for a new 2 story office component right next to where the Embassy will be.


Yeah... I thought it was weird that they would still own the property since many hotels don't own the physical land below them, and that would be a loooong time for a company to sit on a piece of land (probably not a good business practice). Looking back at DCAD records, it looks like Embassy Suites former parent company (Promus Hotels) sold this piece of land in 2006. But it was most definitely proposed to be an Embassy Suites prior to that. I just found it funny that it has come full circle.

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted: 15 Feb 2019 13:20
by Kelley USA
Got this word from the City of Irving regarding the Shops of Las Colinas (Market Street) development. I knew something was going on. They cleared the land about 2 months and have done nothing since...

We received word about 2-3 weeks ago that the land owner had decided to suspend the development pending their ability to sign more pre-leases. The residential component is still underway but the retail is on hold.