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Old 05-30-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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Send your ideas to Hillwood and city hall.
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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Some people try to develop cities writ on various large scales without the slightest comprehension of what a city is. No rhyme or reason other than to buy a sports team, fly city officials around the suburbs to suggest none too subtly that the team sure would look nice in that one over there, or wherever, then get the city to foot a substantial amount of the bill to keep it inside its boundaries, then slough off the team, and then cross fingers that a sports arena is a draw for the development, because they're at heart a developer, not a team owner. The economy will sail along like no tomorrow. And everyone--really given a choice--actually wants to live a luxurious lifestyle if they have the money or even not. Everybody probably thinks like this. So luxury is sold on a morbidly under-densified patch of land and the proles have to lap it up (everybody would want this, wouldn't they?), so it's a can't miss, a no brainer. And the mere presence of a large sports arena as the anchor of the luxury yupscale neighborhood is just the selling point. Isn't that what cities are?

Why would anybody want to give Hillwood suggestions for this? Do they lose money either way? There's a large basketball arena in a ghost town (which is the way things are in cities, so it's as it is in other cities whether deliberately or not). There's a lone W somewhere down the road, no different than the Anatole or the Renaissance. Things revert to the mean in a balanced world.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:08 AM
 
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They need to keep the upscale vibe and ditch the over priced restaurant and shops.

That's what I meant to say
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:31 PM
 
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I think it's hilarious that shops and restaurants in VP are failing. They tried so hard to make VP the new upscale, trendy place that attracted DFW's $30k millionaires that live off of credit cards. Now that the economy has gone titts up, people aren't able to afford condos at the W or go to the Ghost Bar every night. It was only a matter of time, I'm just surprised it happened this soon. Maybe they'll turn some of those empty condos into Section 8!
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:31 PM
 
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The second downtown rail line will go through the West End and Victory Park no matter which alignment is chosen:

DART.org - Downtown Dallas Transit Study

Also the new line to Carrollton and Fair Park will stop at Victory starting in September.
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:06 PM
 
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Oh, yeah it's Victory Park, not Vickery. Shows how well I know the area.
Hey, I remember Vickery Park (On Greenville Avenue south of Walnut Hill). Actually I preferred that style of park to Victory Park. At least they had bumper cars and a huge and very cool swimming pool.
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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And the highest diving board in Dallas! Scary!

There was this huge old wooden building adjacent and it was like some big band dance hall..

But I digress into nostalgia...

Now there is a restaurant/bar called Vickery Park on Henderson but it's named after Vickery Place, the adjacent
neighborhood which is far from the old Vickery Park.

Not to be confused with the old Vickery Feed Store.

If that makes any sense!
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:36 PM
 
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It all went from "Vickery" to "Legacy."
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:04 PM
 
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Are there is grocers in the victory park, uptown area? Tom Thumb, Whole Foods, Kroger?
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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There's an Albertsons off McKinney and Lemmon and a Wal-Mart neighborhood Grocery store closer to 75 and Hall. The Whole Foods is on Loma Alto and Lemmon.
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