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Old 05-29-2009, 06:48 PM
 
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Well it's better than "Glory Park" the unrealized development in Arlington!
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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They need to turn that area into a mini-river walk ala: San Antonio.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:16 PM
 
Location: The Village
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They need to turn that area into a mini-river walk ala: San Antonio.
With what river? The Trinity is pretty far away from the West End.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:17 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Just give the area time, folks. The Texas economy is still good. It's going to take those businesses going in to help provide the balance necessary for restaurants to simply stay afloat. We'll always have visitors, but I'm optimistic there will eventually be continuity once the national economy improves and fears subside.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:58 PM
 
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I think Victory Park can be a success but they need to drop the upscale vibe they were going for. That's were the mistake was made IMHO.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:11 PM
 
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It doesn't have to be a river........they could just use some artificial fountains or waterfalls and a stream with aesthetic decorations and give at an actual park feel that is modernized and hold some events there........mini carnivals and small concert events more often...

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With what river? The Trinity is pretty far away from the West End.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:12 PM
 
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They need to keep the upscale vibe and ditch the over priced restaurant and shops.

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I think Victory Park can be a success but they need to drop the upscale vibe they were going for. That's were the mistake was made IMHO.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:17 PM
 
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Actually there is a really nice fountain and park-like setting down where the new office building is being finished at the south end.

I have no doubt it will all come together eventually -more buildings are going up adjacent and the new Natural History Museum is going in (the West End and Victory will merge and complement each other).
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Ken Caryl, CO
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They need to keep the upscale vibe and ditch the over priced restaurant and shops.
They should have mixed it up and not focused only on stores that sold $300 jeans/shirts, and restaurants that want to charge an arm and a leg for a meal. Even North Park is upscale, but has some more affordable stores to attract just the casual middle class shopper, and it has certainly been a success.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:27 AM
 
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Nobody is mentioning the traffic flow in and around to cruise and see what's there retail wise. Most of the storefronts are practically hidden!! You can cruise down Victory Lane if you can find it - with the north entrance across from AAC, it's kind of confusing with the W right there, it almost seems like a street that you shouldn't drive down.
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