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#401 Jeriat

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 05:08 PM

The CHB is literally right next to Wild Salsa.

There's still no word on the Hooters.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 05:35 PM

Scroll to the last picture for an idea of where everything is

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:57 PM

Thanks guys, I haven't been to Wild Salsa but I may have to try it out soon.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:24 PM

Chop House Burger opened on Friday.



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:10 PM

Chop House Burger opened on Friday.


I was in there... didn't get a burger because I was in a rush to get home, but it will be a favorite. Glad I don't have to go to Dallas for it.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:06 PM

I was in downtown today for the Walking Tour, and I was planning to eat lunch, but I was a little tired and I decided to go home after the tour.  Therefore, I didn't eat out.  I saved money, but I missed my chance to have lunch in downtown.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:23 PM

I noticed as I drove north on Throckmorton today that work is being done on the space that was supposed to be Hooters. I saw no sign communicating that Hooters would be coming, but something is on the way.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:47 AM

Quite a lot of work going on in the area fronting 3rd Street as well. I think this will space as part of Aloft.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:15 AM

I've only stayed in an Aloft once, but the one I did stay in had a really nice lobby: multiple seating areas, a bar, a convenience store, a check-in desk that looked more like a department store check out counter than what you see in most hotels.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:37 PM

Avanti is closing. 



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:42 PM

Dang, that was quick. 

 

See, this is why that part of town *needs* Hooters- to attract foot traffic.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:43 PM

There's a lot of work going on at Hooters. Already have some of the bar and whatnot built up from what I've seen walking past.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:48 PM

Austin, do you think Wild Salsa and Chop House Burgers will make it?



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:54 PM

Chop house has a really tiny space and was full when I went at lunch recently, but then most downtown places do well for lunch no matter. Wild Salsa usually has a decent crowd. 



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:54 PM

I think that's going to be a vibrant area eventually, when Town Lake is in place I think the "center of mass" of downtown will shift in that direction and there will be more natural traffic there.  In the meantime it will need destination businesses that will draw traffic, like Hooters.

 

I could see where the two places you named will pull through okay, since they hopefully can survive on lunch business from TCC and the courthouse.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:31 PM

I frequent Wild Salsa often. I have only been to Avanti once and the interior was very bare and echo-y. I haven't had the desire to go back. I think this was somewhat about location but more about lacking ambiance, imo.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:44 PM

Avanti is closing.


Not surprised... or saddened by it.

Never saw anyone in there.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 02:56 PM

Avanti is closing.


I hate to say it, but overpriced Italian Restaurant's are passé now. Especially here in FW.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:49 PM

Why do you hate to say it?


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:58 PM

Aloft Signs going up.

 

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Hooters sign is in.



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:48 PM

I thought that Hooters was cancelled. This is good, I'm a huge fan of their wings!

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:31 AM

Aloft's blade sign was delivered this morning, it will go at the SE corner. I believe another will go at the SW corner as well. It also mentions the WXYZ bar that which will be part of the hotel in the ground floor.

 

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And here's the completed entrance sign

 

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 04:12 PM

I saw the completed entrance sign when I was driving through yesterday afternoon.



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 02:49 PM

In following up on Austin's post, here are a couple of photos that I took today of the base of the building.  The first, is the entire 3rd Street frontage of the building.

 

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The second is a close up shot of the southeast corner of the building with the new 3 sided sign.

 

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:39 PM

I actually kinda liked those 3 story high banner signs that were there before. The Aloft sign is slick though. Need to clean up where the prior sign was and it'll be good. I assume another Aloft sign will go up at the other side of the building to.



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:54 PM

I also kind of liked the banner signs that were left on the building from the Fort Worth Outlet Center days.  However, the triangular Aloft signs are pretty nice.  You are correct in that the corners of the building should be cleaned up where the previous signs were located.



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 10:25 PM

Driving by the soon-to-open Hooters last night I realized how the interior lighting really lit up what was once a very dark section of Throckmorton.

Once it opens the energy of the restaurant will help stretch downtown activity to the Northwest of Sundance Square and hopefully give that area a real boost of much needed pedestrian energy. Too bad Avanti's wasn't able to hang in there and stick around. IMO they arrived to and left the City Place party too early.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:54 AM

Too bad Avanti's wasn't able to hang in there and stick around. IMO they arrived to and left the City Place party too early.

 

Maybe... 

Or maybe it just wasn't the best restaurant for that area? Some restaurants don't work in certain places, so it could have been that, as well.

Something will replace that space in no time after Hooters is open, I'm sure.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:15 AM

I thought that Hooters was cancelled. This is good, I'm a huge fan of their wings!

 

As a Buffalo area native, you have my condolences.  :(


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:17 AM

Too bad Avanti's wasn't able to hang in there and stick around. IMO they arrived to and left the City Place party too early.

 

Something will replace that space in no time after Hooters is open, I'm sure.

 

Maybe Ojos Locos can move in there when they get kicked out for the CVS in their current space.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:33 AM

The Breastaurant District



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:38 AM

Yes, I had the same thought. 


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:39 AM

And in our constant effort to abbreviate neighborhood names, we can call it BreDi.



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:47 AM

In all seriousness, I'm hoping for something that sort of matches CHB and Wild Salsa in the $11-30 price range, not over like Avanti.

Can't really think of something that would fit at the moment.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:09 AM

....Can't really think of something that would fit at the moment.

 

Either one of an upscale IHOP or Waffle House.  24/7 Pancakes/Eggs,Bacon&Toast. :cheez:



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:58 AM

Anyone have the square footage of that space?


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 05:48 PM

Too bad Avanti's wasn't able to hang in there and stick around. IMO they arrived to and left the City Place party too early.

 
Something will replace that space in no time after Hooters is open, I'm sure.
 
Maybe Ojos Locos can move in there when they get kicked out for the CVS in their current space.

I think Ojos Locos would work really well at the old Frankie's on 3rd.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 06:12 PM

 

Maybe Ojos Locos can move in there when they get kicked out for the CVS in their current space.

I think Ojos Locos would work really well at the old Frankie's on 3rd.

 

 I don't believe that would be a good turn of events.

 

 Even though these businesses are "soft" adult venues, I think it would risk this area becoming a "row" of such places and it would be easy for this area to go "harder".



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 06:25 PM

I don't think Sundance would be interested either. They keep things Pretty classy.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 06:54 PM

Austin, I agree. 



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 06:59 PM

 

 

 

Too bad Avanti's wasn't able to hang in there and stick around. IMO they arrived to and left the City Place party too early.

 
Something will replace that space in no time after Hooters is open, I'm sure.
 
Maybe Ojos Locos can move in there when they get kicked out for the CVS in their current space.

I think Ojos Locos would work really well at the old Frankie's on 3rd.

 

 

Or West 7th. 


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 07:16 PM

Too bad Avanti's wasn't able to hang in there and stick around. IMO they arrived to and left the City Place party too early.

 
Something will replace that space in no time after Hooters is open, I'm sure.
 
Maybe Ojos Locos can move in there when they get kicked out for the CVS in their current space.

I think Ojos Locos would work really well at the old Frankie's on 3rd.
 
Or West 7th.

Agreed.
Off 7th is FW's Sixth Street. Perfect place for Ojos.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:00 PM

Too bad Avanti's wasn't able to hang in there and stick around. IMO they arrived to and left the City Place party too early.

 
Something will replace that space in no time after Hooters is open, I'm sure.
 
Maybe Ojos Locos can move in there when they get kicked out for the CVS in their current space.

I think Ojos Locos would work really well at the old Frankie's on 3rd.
 
Or West 7th.

Agreed.
Off 7th is FW's Sixth Street. Perfect place for Ojos.

Maybe the best place for it is the space in Montgomery Plaza that was formerly Bite City, then King Crab Taphouse, then M Bistro and now Honey Smokehouse BBQ. Of course that all depends on if Honey Smokehouse doesn't succeed, which I hope it does.

If not there, then maybe it could go in the row of closed businesses where Into the West and Revolver Taco Lounge once stood.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:05 PM

Maybe Ojos Locos can move in there when they get kicked out for the CVS in their current space.

I think Ojos Locos would work really well at the old Frankie's on 3rd.
 
 I don't believe that would be a good turn of events.
 
 Even though these businesses are "soft" adult venues, I think it would risk this area becoming a "row" of such places and it would be easy for this area to go "harder".
I'm not sure what you mean by a "Row"... there is nothing else around there besides the central library, parking lots and some office buildings. None of those places have retail storefronts. Plus Ojos is not much different from Hooters, which may be what you are talking about when you mention a row.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:34 PM

I like rriojas71's idea about using the Into the West space

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:39 PM

Hooters officially opened today.  I ran downtown tonight to take a picture of their entry.

 

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:00 PM

As much as I want to dislike it, that's actually not terrible looking.  I'll never be a patron, but I'm sure they will drive some traffic to a quiet area of downtown.



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:36 PM

The sign and the bands are reverse metal channels with lights on the inside that give a halo effect.  This is pretty subtle, and was done to satisfy the area residents.  City Place should become pretty active by the holiday season with Hooters, Wild Salsa, Chop House Burger, and the Aloft Hotel all in operation.  Maybe then, Avanti's old space and the smaller space immediately to the west will be able to be leased.



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 01:24 AM

I think it is pretty cool looking myself!



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 10:32 AM

As much as I want to dislike it, that's actually not terrible looking.  I'll never be a patron, but I'm sure they will drive some traffic to a quiet area of downtown.


I drove by this weekend and it was full... there were twice as many people in Hooters than CHB & Wild Salsa combined and both of those places had a good crowd.
I guess branding does truly make a difference.





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