update from 4-22-05
Ran across this while doing a search for Pier 1 Imports for West Village. It looks like we will be the first store in North America. This sure will draw a lot of attention to West Village and Dallas.
April 1, 2005, 6:09AM
(PRN) Tahitian Noni International Announces a New Sales Office in Dallas' Expanding West Village Complex
Site Will Also Include a New TAHITIAN NONI(TM) Cafe ADVERTISEMENT
PROVO, Utah, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Tahitian Noni International, developer and exclusive provider of the internationally acclaimed TAHITIAN NONI(R) Juice, recently announced a lease of the new expansion in the exclusive West Village development in Dallas, Texas. Current plans call for a beautiful new sales office and training center as well as a new TAHITIAN NONI(TM) Cafe to be built on the site. This will be the first sales office to be built in Texas and will be used as a model for future sales offices and TAHITIAN NONI Cafes throughout North America.
In the heart of uptown Dallas, the West Village expansion is already underway and is destined to become one of the finest developments around. The new phase adds four new blocks totaling over seven acres and is being developed into 150,000 square feet of retail space, 500 apartment homes, and parking for 1,800 cars. West Village has drawn raves since the opening of the first phase in 2001. The new plan builds on the success of the concept of a progressive street front, open-air neighborhood of shops, and urban living spaces. It is a beautifully handcrafted mix of interesting shops, restaurants, and services.
"West Village is perfect for our new sales office and cafe," stated Craig Colyar, Regional Sales Manager for Tahitian Noni International. "We are excited to be a part of this unique expansion of office, residential, and retail space creating one of the most amazing neighborhoods in Dallas. The combination of our new sales office and TAHITIAN NONI Cafe will be perfect for this exciting new concept."
About TAHITIAN NONI Cafes
The first TAHITIAN NONI Cafe opened last year in Tokyo, Japan. Six more Cafes are underway in Japan; Germany; Provo, Utah; Atlanta, Georgia; and now Dallas, Texas. The Cafes feature a light and healthy menu based on TAHITIAN NONI(R) products.
About the Company
Tahitian Noni International is a global, research-driven products company that was the first to introduce the health benefits of the noni plant to the world outside Tahiti. Founded by two food research scientists in 1995, the company is a leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of noni-based products including beverages, beauty and spa products, weight loss management lines, and animal nutrition. Headquartered in Provo, Utah, Tahitian Noni International has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Tahiti, Japan, and China; sales offices in 35 countries; and a presence in 73 markets worldwide.
WOW! They are really getting it done.
Look! The base of yet another crane. Our favourite bird is making a comeback.
I think they are going to connect their garage with Borders':
Nice pics. To be honest, I was surprised to see them digging 10 feet down, given how small the project is..............or is it?
“We shape our Cities, thereafter they shape us.”
I think the rendering is misleading. Give they have the base of a crane in place and this dig looks enormous. In any case I can't wait to see it completed. We need some pics of the other WV construction site.
On a project that size I'm amazed they would spend the money to put the parking below grade vs. putting it in the structure. You can easily put retail on the ground floor, then parking decks then residenital above that without having to dig a hole.
If you don't want to elevate, you must excavate.
Dallas uber alles
Philip Johnson was originally offered the commission for the Dallas Galleria. He told developer Gerald Hines he'd love to do it but they had to put all of the parking below grade. No dice, said Hines. And the job went to Gyo Obata instead.
Now ol' Philip is below grade.
Dallas uber alles
Originally Posted by Columbus Civil
I ate at Nikita the other night, sitting in one of the 5 or 6 parking spots converted into restaurant patio. The people of Nikita said that was about to become permanent. They are going to build a patio for Nikita and Taco Diner, eliminating the parking spots in front of the two restaurants. You will still be able to drive through, and park on the movie theater side, just not on the side where the restaurants are. Total, it will only be about 6 parking spots, but will make for a huge amount of additional table space for the patrons of the restaurants.
Taking away the 6 or so parking spaces was a brilliant and much needed idea. The influx of additional tables and space adds much to the overall atmosphere.Originally Posted by patmns
Cool, will there be a crane at the other WV construction site as well? Anybody know?
I'm diggn' the crane at WV. I dont think I've ever been up so close to one before...on the walk from WV to Cityplace Sta. you go directly below it.
Isn't it bad luck to walk under a crane?
Dallas uber alles
Can someone take a picture for those of us that can't see it? Please?
Yes it is, but if you spit over your left shoulder once you clear the crane, it should be okay.Originally Posted by Columbus Civil
Well that explains why yesterday was a "day from hell" for me...next time I'll be sure to spitOriginally Posted by Columbus Civil
Here are a cople of pics I took last night. A couple are a little hard to see because it was just getting dark out.
Took this yesterday.
Wow, what progress. I feel like it has been eons since I was in Dallas last!
“We shape our Cities, thereafter they shape us.”
^Where are you?
You are right about Philip Johnson & Hines regarding the Galleria. Hines worked with him (and John Burgee) on numerous other projects in the 70s and 80s.
Johnson DID design the *facades* for the former Marshall Field & Co. stores (now both Saks Fifth Avenue locations) at both The Galleria in Houston (opened 1979) and the Dallas Galleria.
Lot of time being spent in Houston lately.Originally Posted by Tnekster
“We shape our Cities, thereafter they shape us.”
^Theyre too busy counting money from the current West Villiage's success, cutting deals for the new phases about to go up, or sipping Muambo Taxi's at Taco Diner! HEHEHEHEHEHEHE
A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool because he has to say something. - Plato
Does anyone have an idea of what the next phases will be? At least a hint? How about just which block it will be? I would bet that someone on here knows.
I still think its time for an office tower somewhere in the development.Originally Posted by rantanamo
And a hotel.Originally Posted by Tnekster
^Is there a hotel in the plan? If not, one should be added.....and right next to the cityplace station. What a great location to stay if one were to come into D for the weekend. Right by the trolley and the train.
I would love to see a hotel in this area.
Last edited by DaKine; 02 June 2005 at 03:02 PM. Reason: because I can damn it.
I've been guessing that if there is office planned in the expansion phases, it'll probably be located on a plot or two fronting the Expressway.
Never knew there was such a thing.Originally Posted by DaKine
Do you have some inside scoop you'd like to share? I have seen a few survey crews in the area the past few weeks- both right next to The Mondrian and on the driving range.
Last edited by Kelley USA; 02 June 2005 at 03:08 PM.
Maybe they are about to close down Hank Haney.Originally Posted by Kelley USA
What rock have you been living under?
Last edited by DaKine; 03 June 2005 at 11:16 AM. Reason: because what I say is not immortal.
The one in Chicago is near this really odd pretty-retro McDonalds.
I stayed at the one in Vegas about 6 years ago or so. Coolest pool (at the time) I'd ever seen.
Hank Haney does have plans to close driving range. The only timeline I have heard is within the next year and a half.
Never been to Vegas.........but will emerging from under my rock and making my grand entry into the city in January.Originally Posted by DaKine
A hotel where Hank Haney is would be incredible ... as for now, I will just settle for some shops to open at the base of The Mondrian.
Was over here at lunch today, noticed they are pouring columns for the ground level now.
Dallas tourism up significantly
12:29 PM CDT on Monday, June 13, 2005
Tourists from Texas and neighboring states are flocking to Dallas, drawn by amusement parks, shopping malls, professional sports and nightlife, after the second- wettest June on record kept many away last year.
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Tourists enjoy a ride on The Titan at Six Flags Over Texas.
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An influx of tourists is expected to boost hotel occupancy by 5 percent this summer, according to the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau. That compares with occupancy growth of 2 percent last summer, when 10.49 inches of rain in June kept many potential visitors at home. It was the wettest June since 1928, according to the National Weather Service.
This April was the best April the city has seen in terms of tourism since 2000, according to Phillip Jones, chief executive officer of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau. Room demand at hotels rose 14 percent, and room revenue increased 24 percent in the month. Projections are up for June and July, when 50,000 Mary Kay Corp. consultants meet in the city for a convention.
“We expect it to be a good year for summer travel,” Jones said. “Immediately after 9/11, travel was down considerably. It's taken the hospitality industry years to overcome that.”
Draws for regional tourists include Six Flags Inc.'s two amusement parks, the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball team, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, which chronicles the legacy of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, and restaurants and shops in the West End, the West Village, the Dallas Galleria, the original Neiman Marcus and NorthPark Center.
“Six Flags was one of the big reasons we came, and we wanted to see the Cowboys' stadium, go shopping and to the theater and check out some of the nightlife, the local bars,” said Emmanuel Rubio, 22, of El Paso, Texas, following a visit to Six Flags Inc.'s Six Flags Over Texas amusement park with his family. El Paso is about 600 miles from Dallas.
While children in northeastern states remain in the classroom, Texas kids are almost a quarter of the way through their school breaks. Temperatures throughout the region have hovered near 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
“Summer has definitely started,” said Linda Rutherford, spokeswoman for Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co., which employs 5,000 people locally. “It's nearly impossible to schedule a meeting around here because of the number of executives that have vacations scheduled.”
Hopes for a strong season last year were stymied by the record rainfall, said Jones, noting that “bad weather will have a bigger impact on visitation than the price of gas. People don't want to spend their money away from home if the weather's not nice.”
Dallas makes about 23 percent to 24 percent of its tourist revenue in the summer, bureau statistics show. The figure is up slightly from the spring and fall, when Dallas typically boasts temperatures in the 60s and 70s Fahrenheit.
Texas ranked third in the U.S. -- behind California and Florida -- in the amount of domestic travel spending in 2003, the last year for which numbers were available, according to the Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism Division's Web site. Total spending was $41.2 billion, an increase from the year earlier, but down from the 2000 peak.
Six Flags Over Texas was the No. 4 attraction in the state in 2003, trailing the Alamo and River Walk in San Antonio and the San Marcos Outlet Malls, the site said. It ranked just ahead of the state Capitol in Austin.
Other area sites in the top 20 were the Fort Worth Stockyards at No. 9 and the Ballpark at Arlington -- now Ameriquest Field -- at No. 12. Texas Motor Speedway was No. 18, and Texas Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys National Football League team, was No. 20.
Six Flags, Rangers
The Texas Rangers and Six Flags have both seen higher ticket sales so far this year.
Six Flags, which says it has a park within driving distance of 98 percent of the U.S. population, derives 35 percent of its operating cash flow from four locations, including Dallas, said David W. Miller, senior vice president and media and entertainment analyst at Sanders Morris Harris in Los Angeles. Miller rates the stock a “buy” and doesn't own any shares.
The Oklahoma City-based company said in early May that it was “substantially ahead” in season-pass sales and group bookings. It operates Six Flags Over Texas and the Hurricane Harbor water park in Arlington, Texas, a suburb between Dallas and Fort Worth. The parks are also adjacent to the Rangers' Ameriquest Field.
“Individual ticket sales are up 5 to 10 percent from last year,” said Andy Silverman, the Rangers' vice president of ticket sales.
For the Rangers' next series of home games against the Atlanta Braves from June 13 to June 15 and the Washington Nationals from June 17 to June 19, “we're up over 20 percent over normal individual ticket sales,” Silverman said.
Not bad for the West Village considering the Citiplace development is just getting started.
Think all that tourism is due to the whole NYC Dallas promotion?
"And we will probably be judged not by the monuments we build but by those we have destroyed."-"Farewell to Penn Station," New York Times Editorial, October 30, 1963
I'm looking at Emporis and they've really upped their Dallas coverage.. tons of floor-counts that we have yet to hear. In the Dallas building list, it says that Cityplace Station Tower will have 43 floors. No, I didn't mistake it for Cityplace East.. I know that building also has 43 floors. This is the new tower.
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