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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby Jbarn » 12 Mar 2020 19:34

Roman_Patrick wrote:I had dinner at Jaxxon last night at the Discovery District. Very cool vibes, downtown prices (not surprised) and yummy food. Interesting menu choices but all really good. I think this is an awesome addition to downtown. Sat outside at the patio and it was incredible. everyone should give it a try.


Were they doing good business while you were there?

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby DPatel304 » 12 Mar 2020 19:59

Roman_Patrick wrote:I had dinner at Jaxxon last night at the Discovery District. Very cool vibes, downtown prices (not surprised) and yummy food. Interesting menu choices but all really good. I think this is an awesome addition to downtown. Sat outside at the patio and it was incredible. everyone should give it a try.


Thanks for the feedback! I'm waiting for the entire Discovery District to open, and then I'll plan a day to take some friends down there and hopefully help spread the word about the area.

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby Roman_Patrick » 13 Mar 2020 08:36

Jbarn wrote:
Roman_Patrick wrote:I had dinner at Jaxxon last night at the Discovery District. Very cool vibes, downtown prices (not surprised) and yummy food. Interesting menu choices but all really good. I think this is an awesome addition to downtown. Sat outside at the patio and it was incredible. everyone should give it a try.


Were they doing good business while you were there?


Surprisingly yes. I went during a weekday and there were about 15 to 25 people in the patio! Many downtown workers with their computers. I asked our waiter how busy they had been, and she told me that last week was very busy, but business is going down. she thinks its due to the virus. i still went and told her i would definitely go back LOL

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby eddieg1 » 15 Mar 2020 13:42

Not sure if this is the final placement location (NW corner of Akard & Wood), but noticed Golden Boy is back on site.
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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 15 Mar 2020 14:12

I have a feeling this will be vandalized.

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby BigD5349 » 15 Mar 2020 17:08

I'm glad they're putting him outdoors, but not the best location IMO, on the backside of the development across from a parking lot. When he's been placed outdoors in the past, he's been on a bit of a pedestal (see pics in Basking Ridge NJ). In the age of the selfie, people will be climbing on him sort of like you see with Traveling Man / Waiting On A Train in Deep Ellum.

Guess we'll have to see how they program/lease the area around him.

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby CTroyMathis » 16 Mar 2020 19:44

So, I'll ask. Are we missing a head here?

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby DBadger » 17 Mar 2020 09:05

I think it's behind the wing ;)
If I remember correctly, he leans his head slightly to the right.

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby Tnexster » 17 Mar 2020 14:47

That looks like a temporary staging location to me.

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 17 Mar 2020 16:21

It looks to me like he is being installed on the top of some metal beams maybe a patio overhang of some sort? AKa he may not be on the ground level with easy access unless you are at one of the restaurants or something like that. Maybe a part of the AT&T theater part of the project as an entrance beacon of sorts.
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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby BigD5349 » 21 Mar 2020 18:59

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby BigD5349 » 21 Mar 2020 20:30

In case you didn't know, Golden Boy (Genius of Telegraphy, then Spirit of Communication) used to be featured on the cover of phone books across the country, he was an iconic figure.

Was thinking that downtown Dallas is accumulating more outdoor art; pegasus 1 & 2, pioneer plaza, the eyeball, the globe, golden boy, traveling man and more. Hope it just keeps building.

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby Warrior2015 » 23 Apr 2020 11:31

Progress at the Discovery District as of 4/23/2020
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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby eburress » 23 Apr 2020 12:53

Looking good!

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby Warrior2015 » 23 Apr 2020 19:00

eburress wrote:Looking good!


Yeah it looks quite nice. Lots of security posted up throughout the plaza

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby Tnexster » 28 Apr 2020 21:30

Looks almost complete, maybe it will be done by the time everyone goes back.

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby mdg109 » 29 Apr 2020 12:28

Oh yeah, I follow them on Instagram, and they've been doing soft promos of upcoming movie screenings for the fall.

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby itsjrd1964 » 05 May 2020 22:24

The Discovery District opening has been put off, but the article doesn't reveal how much more time before a new opening date.

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby DPatel304 » 05 May 2020 23:16

I wonder if that simply means they are post-poning a 'grand opening' event, or if they plan to just keep the space blocked off? It sounds like the former, but it's hard to really tell.

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 06 May 2020 13:37

It sounds like its a combination of things. They, of course, want to do a big formal ribbon-cutting cause they want this space to be a true gathering area for lots of people, and right now even with stuff that's reopening outdoors AT&T doesn't want to appear as flippant with an international pandemic. Politics are very involved with what the Governor is doing by opening things up. One side says things should remain tightly shutdown but everyone else is worried the economy will collapse if we do so we are opening things anyways. At the end of the day, AT&T wants its opening not to be shadowed but 6ft rules and face masks. They want to throw an outdoor movie watching series where people can be seen using the space as intended.

I imagine they will take down the barricades once construction is truly complete but they will discourage people from hanging out too much until they are ready to go back to normal. Move-able furniture will probably be kept inside and very little of the restaurants will open unless they have to.
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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby mdg109 » 08 May 2020 16:40

The finish out of this project is really good. It will definitely be a destination for downtown once everything is up and running. I really like how they made the dead space along Commerce into a large patio.
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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby Warrior2015 » 08 May 2020 18:29

mdg109 wrote:The finish out of this project is really good. It will definitely be a destination for downtown once everything is up and running. I really like how they made the dead space along Commerce into a large patio.


Looks incredible. Seems like a good date night spot.

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 11 May 2020 13:15

Also, I like how the gold communications sculpture is near the older art deco buildings while the new interactive piece spherical piece is near the newer white buildings.
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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby R1070 » 11 May 2020 15:30

Looks better than I expected.

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby Jbarn » 11 May 2020 19:37

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Also, I like how the gold communications sculpture is near the older art deco buildings while the new interactive piece spherical piece is near the newer white buildings.


There were some comments that the gold statue should have been placed towards the front on elm street, but I think they made a wise placement choice, as this will encourage folks to come further into the development.

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby Tnexster » 12 May 2020 13:43

This looks incredibly well done, am excited to experience it in person. Someday

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby exelone31 » 12 May 2020 14:43

Yes, what a great job, and that photo of the Spirit of Communication with the Adolphus in the background is really nice.

If there's consistent programming (once we can leave our houses), this could become a really great hang.

I may have missed it, but wasn't Pegasus City going to open a taproom here as well, or has that been nixed?

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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby mdg109 » 18 May 2020 14:22

Jaxon was doing pretty well this weekend. Even with a lot of things shut down, several people were making use of the spread out seating. I really hope it spills over onto Browder Street. I hadn't noticed, but there's a dry cleaners taking a section of the DPL building.
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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby clcrash19 » 18 May 2020 14:26

i really hope pegasus brewery is still a go, would really help that last side section.. I went by yesterday and Jaxon was packed on the patio, it looked awesome. This project looks great and the finish out is first class

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 18 May 2020 22:10

Have they gotten rid of the Pegasus Ballroom yet? Such a waste of space with what AT&T is trying to do here if they maintain that back retail space as a mostly quiet event space for weddings.
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Re: AT&T Discovery District

Postby mdg109 » 19 May 2020 13:37

^ I think so. If I'm remembering correctly, I think they were gutting that space. The dry cleaners in the photo above, is on the Jackson Street side of the DPL building.


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