Posts Tagged ‘Trinity River’

Gambling “Not Necessarily” Going Up at 505 Riverfront

Posted by    |    March 12th, 2013 at 11:49 am

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When you pass the 505 Riverfront property alongside the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, you’ll see an ambiguous list of possibilities as to what plans for the space will actually be, one of which includes gambling.

Is a casino actually a possibility in Dallas? Well, not now anyway. After a little Google magic, our skyrocketing hopes were dashed across the vast plot of land. In this video from NBC 5 DFW, 505 Riverfront investor Dale Foster admits that the list of possibilities along the property are just a way to “dress the site up” in the hope of attracting things that will help the area look like Uptown, which could include a casino if Texas ever makes that legal.

Watch the full video here and read more about Texas and casino gambling.

Visionary Developer Jack Matthews Talks South Side and his New Project, The Rivers

Posted by    |    February 15th, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Dallas-based developer Jack Matthews, CEO of Matthews Southwest, is redefining the Cedars neighborhood adjacent to Downtown Dallas. Jack sat down with YouPlus last week at the Enroute event, to discuss his role in South Side, his next big project for the area, and what he envisions for the future of South Dallas.

The Rivers (or possibly River City if Jack gets his way) is a 60 acre development along the Trinity River, just south of the Dallas Convention Center. Located amidst the Downtown, South Side, and so close to nature, The Rivers will be a unique mix of retail, restaurant and entertainment venues, and will place a heavy emphasis on residential living.

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Bridging Downtown Dallas

Posted by    |    February 29th, 2012 at 11:06 am

You know that beautiful arched bridge that we have been admiring from afar, looming 400 feet above the Trinity River in downtown Dallas? That is the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava, and you’re invited to the events and activities being held to celebrate its opening this weekend, March 2-4.

The festivities kick off Friday evening, beginning at 7 p.m. and winding down at 11. Enjoy music by Lyle Lovett, the Street Corner Symphony and DJ Lucy Wrubel, who will be spinning bridge music all night. There will also be pedicabs, food vendors, celebrity chefs, and fireworks for the grand finale. Tickets for this event are $200.

On Saturday, the Trinity Commons Foundation invites the community to come out bright and early to start their day with the Trinity River Levee Run. It’s only $30 if you take advantage of preregistration. The run starts on the West Dallas side of the bridge, navigates through the Design District, and loops back. Check-in is at 7 a.m. (more…)

Earthquake?

Posted by    |    October 14th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Even good guys have to run from trouble. Today, Fox’s The Good Guys is filming on Commerce Street, Downtown. Which happens to be the same street as You+Dallas headquarters. It’s good that we knew about this beforehand, otherwise I probably would have fled to the Trinity for fear that Dallas was a) on fire and b) switching from tornados to earthquakes (our building shook a 3.5 on the Richter scale). Filming involved blowing out the windows of a vacant building – so if you just heard that loud explosion, don’t freak out – it’s just Colin Hanks running from a little fire (or a lot of fire). No biggie, we’re excited to have a little Hollywood in Dallas.

Filming will continue tonight from 6PM-3AM at St. Pete’s Dancing Marlin