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#151 prideftw

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:06 PM

That really does look nice, I just don't think it matches the towers. I wish they would update or just change the way the towers look.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:21 AM

Very nice pictures, John. I was really surprised the construction crane was removed over the weekend. (Just that I did not see the activity.)
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:21 AM

Brian, you actually have a picture of the crane being removed. It's in your drive-in shot with the skyline in the background. Thanks for the comment about the pictures.



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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:12 AM

https://www.facebook...=1&l=a66481e043

Mark Lea over at DallasMetropolis posted some updates on facebook, above linked. Some really great veiws of construction, down the old subway tunnel, and a panorama from the tops of the buidings. Thread.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10100149624727667.2312952.2608358&type=1&l=a66481e043

Mark Lea over at DallasMetropolis posted some updates on facebook, above linked. Some really great veiws of construction, down the old subway tunnel, and a panorama from the tops of the buidings. Thread.


Nice pictures.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:48 PM

Here are 2 two hour old photos.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

It's actually looking quite nice. I hope they can find some retail tenants.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:09 AM

So have anyone heard anything new on what retails will occupy the ground level of this amazing complex?

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

I haven't heard of any retailers going into the project. Maybe others on the forum have. If so, please post.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:27 PM

I have information on the first new retailer into the project. Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches will be opening up at 150 Throckmorton Street. They filed with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for an accessibility review.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

YES that makes me very happy. I love Jimmy John's, always a very unique place to. Thats two sandwich places on the same block now though.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

I'm actually a little surprised that they would lease to another sandwich shop. However, Subway faces Taylor Street and caters to the courts building. With Jimmy John's on Throckmorton, more of the Sundance spillover might give them some business.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:14 PM

I just wish they'd open up both directions of Taylor, how long has that been closed now, years?

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:14 AM

I'll take Jimmy John's over Subway any day!
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

I'll take Jimmy John's over Subway any day!


And Quizno's.... and Which Wich?....

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:49 PM

^ Very nice 55.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

The Fort Worth Business Press has an article in this week's edition about Jimmy John's opening in the development. Remember, you heard it here first. Here's the link to the story: http://www.fwbusines...SubSectionID=49

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:39 PM

Great reporting!

http://www.dfwi.org/...ects/city-place

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Activity has been great - we’re in discussions with multiple retailers; some as large as 8,000 sq. ft.!

Any idea what that could be then?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:45 AM

City Place signs another tenant. Park Tavern is leasing 8,000 square feet facing Throckmorton Street. They will be on the south end of the garage. From the information that I have received, it appears that they will marketing the spaces to other restaurants new to downtown.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

Will there ever be another non-chain restaurant open in Sundance Square?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

It would be nice to see a totally unique and new restaurant in the Downtown area. Something that would have people coming from out of state just to enjoy.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

It would be nice to see a totally unique and new restaurant in the Downtown area. Something that would have people coming from out of state just to enjoy.


.... Oliver's?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:17 PM

Huh, I just learned there is only two Oliver's. I drove past the other one every day for the past 4 years, since it is right next to my HS.

So question, what type of restraunts would ya'll want to see?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:54 PM

Huh, I just learned there is only two Oliver's. I drove past the other one every day for the past 4 years, since it is right next to my HS.


You went to Mansfield?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

Indeed. Why?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:31 PM

I don't see a huge issue with chains, especially the smaller homegrown chains. Some people flock to familiarity and if that's what it takes to get people downtown or to urban centers, then so be it.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:03 PM

I don't see a huge issue with chains, especially the smaller homegrown chains. Some people flock to familiarity and if that's what it takes to get people downtown or to urban centers, then so be it.

You are right, but I was stating that it would be nice if there was a unique place like a restaurant that would bring more tourism. Something that screams food that is purely unique to Texas that we really don't enjoy much in the city. A place were you can order a dessert made with the edible, but mostly forgotten acorn. Or a place were peach cobbler is made the RIGHT way, lol. A place that could bring the food network to Fort Worth not Dallas.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:19 AM

Indeed. Why?


1, I know where the other Oliver's is and, 2, I went to North Crowley.... just a thought.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:15 AM


I don't see a huge issue with chains, especially the smaller homegrown chains. Some people flock to familiarity and if that's what it takes to get people downtown or to urban centers, then so be it.

You are right, but I was stating that it would be nice if there was a unique place like a restaurant that would bring more tourism. Something that screams food that is purely unique to Texas that we really don't enjoy much in the city. A place were you can order a dessert made with the edible, but mostly forgotten acorn. Or a place were peach cobbler is made the RIGHT way, lol. A place that could bring the food network to Fort Worth not Dallas.


Reata pretty much fills this void. Their only other location is in Alpine.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:02 PM

Here are 2 two hour old photos.


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Ugh. Not very interesting architecture (to my untrained eye).
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

"Ugh. Not very interesting architecture (to my untrained eye)."

I'm glad you said that. I was holding my tongue afraid to be the kid who said something about the emperor's new clothes. Looks very lazy, could have been copied from any number of anonymous buildings in any number of cities. Not a very "pleasing scale", poor entrance presentation, cold feel... Should I try to explain how I feel about this project? :glare:

I feel that the first mistake they made was not opening up the street between the towers. The second was building into the right-of-way to make it very difficult (expensive) to correct that mistake later. Of course the appearance is not finished out, maybe the developers have something up their sleeves.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:48 PM

It all looks terrific. I hear people all the time unhappy with the looks of something that is unfinished. (Mostly to change their mind when it is finished and landscaped.) This place will be fantastic. I think people will love it. I already do. Keep in mind that most of what you are looking at is parking garage. For parking garage, this is at the top of the list in this City. (Excluding only the Omni Garage, in my opinion).

And this just in:
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

Yea, I should be holding off saying anything until it is completely finished, but it is incredibly boring. White and black, nothing interesting, and that not just on the garage. The individual parts don't look like they "fit", look at Brians 2nd picture of the part to the the left of the RenWorth, it looks like Legos that weren't put on straight. It is just a garage though, so its all good.

But maybe I'm just being harsh.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:14 PM

There are so many cool things they might have done with this; some angular lines like the TCC east river campus could have been cool. Art deco always works in downtown FW, but maybe not so much with the existing towers in this case. I'm willing to hold judgment until the building is finished, but I feel they'll be much more attractive from the spaces inside that looking at them from the outside.
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

I agree it is not a pretty looking redevelopment. It looks like it belongs in Las Colinas not downtown Fort Worth.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

How do you think the new building looks in comparison to the old Fort Worth Outlet Square? How about in comparison to the original Tandy Center Design? Maybe this is where we should start in comparing looks. I also feel that we should wait until the project is finished to pass judgment.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:13 PM

I think almost anything is better than that mall and superblock. I think with the right lighting, greening, and street furniture it might be a very nice space. I am more interested in what retail tenats will be there. I would love to have another department store. We shall see.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:18 PM

Unfortunately, the spaces are not configured for a department store.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

Here are some photos of construction that I just downloaded from my camera:

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

Dave, you pictures make the place look pretty good. It definitely seems that it is more pedestrian friendly than the other versions of the Tandy Center/Outlet Square.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:04 PM

What's interesting about those shots is that you can see through the grey mesh above the storefronts.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:10 PM

New tenant signed for City Place

Park Tavern will lease 8,111 sq ft.

http://fwbusinesspre...ArticleID=24696

http://www.parktaverndallas.com/

Menu looks pretty good too.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

They took down the fencing from around the new construction and are doing the landscaping now.  Here are two photos...and I will say it is starting to look better than I originally thought.

 

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City Place construction as of 01/09/2013 by dangr.dave, on Flickr



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:36 PM

It is starting to look nice.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:06 AM

I like  :smwink:



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

They've opened up some parts of the sidewalk on Throckmorton where the new restaruants and shops will be.



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

Saw this driving home from work around 7pm tonight.  Love the new lighting to go with the new landscaping.  This whole complex is going to be really beautiful.  Already is...

 

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

Omg it is beautiful. I love this it is better than I thought it would be.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

Another great photo, Brian.





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