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#1 dangr.dave

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:40 PM

Austin had mentioned in another thread that Del Frisco's would be updating its exterior by adding a canopy with street-level and second-level patio seating.  Well, it looks like the work has begun.

 

Here is a "before" shot:

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Del Frisco's, Fort Worth by dangr.dave, on Flickr

 

And, here are two recent photos showing the work.  They pulled off the overhang that was over the front door and they had an industrial-strength auger out there the other day, presumably boring holes for the canopy.  It looked like the pavers were all demoed as well.

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Del Frisco's Renovation 2 by dangr.dave, on Flickr

 

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Del Frisco's Renovation 1 by dangr.dave, on Flickr

 

 



#2 John T Roberts

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:46 PM

I'm sure they are drilling piers to support the new canopy.  It also makes sense that the contractor would remove all of the pavers, either for replacement with a new material, or to be placed back under the canopy.



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 03:52 AM

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It would be nice if the building behind would get a power wash or paint job to. 



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 09:03 AM

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It would be nice if the building behind would get a power wash or paint job to. 

 

Being downtown Saturday morning, I saw all the work going on too.  It was already getting hot and steamy. I like the idea of more canopy and shade in downtown with water vapor misty...I loved the outdoor deck at the old Pour House on 5th Street; very comfortable.  Kudos to all those wonderful trees downtown.



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 08:33 PM

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It would be nice if the building behind would get a power wash or paint job too. 

 

Yeah; I too wish they would restore the Century Plaza building.



#6 John T Roberts

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 08:51 PM

This is off topic, but if you want to see how the Century Plaza Building originally looked, go to this thread in the forum: http://www.fortworth...nolds building"



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 10:05 PM

Thanks for sharing that John, had not seen that picture yet. A shame for sure, especially how bad the giant marble slab facing 8th is today. 
Was the Del Frisco's building constructed the way it looks today? I notice in that link you shared that there is a building slightly taller than century plaza behind it where Del Frisco's is today. Is there a page here with more information on that building?



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:08 PM

Isn't the Del Frisco's building one of those downtown that has been burned and reconstructed shorter a few times?


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:20 PM

Del Frisco's is the remains of the Wheat Building.  From what I can tell, I think only the basement is original. 



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:36 PM

Couldn't this sort of treatment be done to the lower two floors of the ATT Building, with a club or restaurant there to cater to the Convention Center crowd?



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 10:19 PM

Not sure I like how this plan narrows the sidewalk.


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:14 PM

Not sure I like how this plan narrows the sidewalk.

You sure about that? It seems that the sidewalk will be the same. Only difference would be the French Quarter deck. 


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:31 PM



Couldn't this sort of treatment be done to the lower two floors of the ATT Building, with a club or restaurant there to cater to the Convention Center crowd?

 

Can't confirm this (maybe someone else can), but I assume the first floor of the Omni's garage is retail space. It sure looks like is anyway. 

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I figure something would pop up there soon (given it's size and proximity to T&P/The Tower/Omni resi/houston lofts/upcoming lancaster aptmts) it'd make a fantastic location for a CVS or the like or a small grocer.
 
If/when retail comes to that location it'd be helpful.


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:40 PM

You sure about that? It seems that the sidewalk will be the same. Only difference would be the French Quarter deck. 


Will you be able to walk under it? From the renderings, it looks like there's railings on both floors.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:29 PM

The balcony at Del Frisco's will be similar to the one at the old Pour House.  However, from the renderings it does appear that you will only be able to walk under it on 8th Street and the area on Main, where there is a wider sidewalk, will have outdoor seating directly below the 2nd level.  Austin55, the first floor of the Municipal Parking Garage on both the Houston Street and Throckmorton Street facades are designed for ground floor retail.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:47 PM

 

You sure about that? It seems that the sidewalk will be the same. Only difference would be the French Quarter deck. 


Will you be able to walk under it? From the renderings, it looks like there's railings on both floors.

 

 

Pretty sure you can. 

I may have to get a better view, though... 


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:14 PM

FYI - they actually have the frame up around Del Frisco's...saw it today.  And, they didn't demo all the pavers; just the ones around the piers.  They seem to be making quick progress.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:41 PM

Del Frisco's renovations:

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Del Frisco's Patio Construction 1 by dangr.dave, on Flickr

 

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Del Frisco's Patio Construction 2 by dangr.dave, on Flickr



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:42 PM

Hopefully, the end result will be prettier than it looks now.



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:28 PM

I'm betting the end result will look very nice.  After all, it's Del Frisco's.



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 08:56 PM

As of 07/22:

 

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A real steak-out by dangr.dave, on Flickr

 

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Put me on display by dangr.dave, on Flickr



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:02 AM

As of 07/22:

 

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A real steak-out by dangr.dave, on Flickr

 

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Put me on display by dangr.dave, on Flickr

 

Nice pic, dangr.  Looks good.  Reminds me of New Orleans.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:22 PM

Looks like part of the sidewalk has been railed off for more outdoor seating. So the sidewalk is a bit narrower.


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:57 PM

Not sure I like how this plan narrows the sidewalk.


I was interested to see how much room would be left as well, and it looks like plenty. Good on Del Frisco's for keeping downtown lively.



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 03:23 PM

Nice pictures [re: post #21 and post #1]



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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:05 PM

I told ya you didn't have to worry about the room...


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:16 AM

Had a business meeting there Monday and it does remind a little of French Quarter restaurant.



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 09:34 PM

I took pictures of the building, the balcony, and the sidewalk two weeks ago, but I haven't uploaded them.  It seemed like there was plenty of room to me.







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