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#152859 DFW Airport Carriers

Posted by JBB on Yesterday, 07:02 PM

This news broke last week when I was out of pocket.  Fiji Airways planning 3 flights per week at DFW:



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#152856 Deco 969 - 27 Floors, 315 ft. - 969 Commerce St.

Posted by JBB on Yesterday, 11:44 AM

I would assume the separate parking fee is a break to throw at people that don't need it. If it's included with rent, you have people essentially paying for an amenity they don't need.

#152720 Project Sundance

Posted by JBB on 27 June 2024 - 07:34 AM

They are moving to the former Cantina Laredo space and I think they reopen in a few weeks.  That was always advertised as a temporary home because they're losing a lot of the meeting space they have in their current location.  The orginal headline from DMN's article this week only said it was closing with no mention of the move.  They've changed it since then.

#152690 "A wilder vision"

Posted by JBB on 24 June 2024 - 03:34 PM

Just the African penguins are leaving.  The rock hoppers are staying.

#152658 Project Sundance

Posted by JBB on 23 June 2024 - 08:26 AM

Of course not, but assuming they are bringing back the club, they might have a plan for the theater that won't work with a permanent tenant.  That said, I'm not sure trying to make any sense out of Sundance decisions is a real safe proposition at this point.

#152649 Texas A&M to build urban satellite campus in Fort Worth

Posted by JBB on 22 June 2024 - 12:37 PM

When the TCC river campus was being planned, the effort was being led by a chancellor that was fluffing his own ego and legacy by overtaxing residents and sitting on the money for his Taj Mahal campus.  Student and transit needs were pretty far down on the list of priorities.

#152635 Star-Telegram going behind paywall

Posted by JBB on 21 June 2024 - 02:34 PM

They are probably produced by a click-bait algorithm to drive traffic.

#152589 H Mart opening in Haltom City

Posted by JBB on 18 June 2024 - 09:02 AM

Most of the U-turns are closed along 820 and 183 from 35 to the 183/121 split in Bedford.  I had to run to Dallas yesterday afternoon after stopping near Central in Bedford and I had to sit through the light at Central to turn around and go east of 183.


They've been moving dirt for H Mart for a couple of months now.

#152570 The Comings and Goings of FW Restaurants

Posted by JBB on 15 June 2024 - 03:15 PM

I think it's great that they're trying out a walk up concept since they seem to rely pretty heavily on drive through business.  I know I'm in trouble because there is a location under construction that will be a 2-3 minute drive from my house.

#152546 Fort Worth Stockyards

Posted by JBB on 12 June 2024 - 03:22 PM

I'm curious to see what they come up with for this project.  I'm terrible at describing architectural styles, but while I think Lake Flato's Hill Country modern vibe would complement the Stockyards well, there are a lot of people that will be convinced that it clashes.

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#152475 DFW Airport Carriers

Posted by JBB on 05 June 2024 - 03:01 PM

Breeze service at DFW starts on Friday.

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#152474 Edwards Ranch - Clearfork Development

Posted by JBB on 05 June 2024 - 02:47 PM

We ordered a light fixture from Ballard Designs online and I picked it up at the store in Clear Fork.  That's as close to shopping there as I've come.  It was the only place we could find a particular style of fixture in the size that we wanted.  Home Depot and Lowe's both had the style, but they all looked tiny above our dining room table.  The price was also pretty reasonable.

#152432 Alternate I-35W Southern Route

Posted by JBB on 02 June 2024 - 06:15 PM

I think we have to realize that they are very very expensive to build and operate.

I think it's interesting that the same critique is never leveled at buiding more highways. North Tarrant Express alone has cost well over $2 billion and that's with major parts of the original plan being scaled back, value engineering in the way of paving with asphalt instead of concrete, and they have constantly tinkered with it and added to it since it opened.

Rail of any sort is expensive and the "where do we start?" decision is difficult, but I would be happy with starting with anything beyond commuter.

And I agree that the last mile issue is important. The city had a good opportunity to make progress in that arena with the last major streetcar plan, but we all know what happened.

#152423 Alternate I-35W Southern Route

Posted by JBB on 02 June 2024 - 12:48 PM

Light rail. Let's just rip the band aid off. We're all on the same page here. We just want to connect the grid and recapture prime development opportunities for urbanization. We all know the benefits. Light rail. Look, and we're going to go through this cycle of variations where we spend billions on rebuilds... over and over again. Let's just do it already. Light rail.


See what I did there?  And how does burying the freeways eliminate the cycle of rebuilds?  Isn't that just another rebuild? Insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.  Hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent on rebuilding and expanding freeways in this area.  Let's spend some real money on useful transit alternatives before we sink more into freeways that will never be adequate.

#152300 The Comings and Goings of FW Restaurants

Posted by JBB on 23 May 2024 - 06:47 PM

You can get it dipped, but I just got what they call "slightly wet".  I believe it just had au jus poured over the beef.