Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Belt Line Renovations headed to DFW

Thirty years ago, the corner of Belt Line Road and the Dallas North Tollway was the retail epicenter of North Texas.
Prestonwood Town Center, including Neiman Marcus, and the deluxe Sakowitz department store sat on two of the busy corners. And dozens of eateries made Belt Line the area’s most popular restaurant row.
The mall and Sakowitz are long gone.
But a series of redevelopments promises to bring new life into the suburban retail district in Addison and Far North Dallas.
“We are reinventing the place,” said Addison City Manager Ron Whitehead, who came to work for the town in 1982 when Belt Line Road was one of the Dallas area’s most popular shopping streets.
“Two years ago, there wasn’t a lot going on there,” Whitehead said. “But the intersection of Belt Line and the tollway is very important. We have a lot of traffic that goes down that street — over 60,000 cars a day.”

Starting next month, drivers will have more reasons to stop.

“We are very happy with how all of it is going to come together,” Lieberman said. “The Belt Line-tollway corridor is a tremendous hub.”
Lieberman said the nine-screen AMC theater is set to open in mid-2014, and construction is underway on a parking garage for the theater and shoppers.


More info at: 
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/commercial-real-estate/headlines/20130620-belt-line-road-redo-is-underway.ece



By STEVE BROWN

Published: 20 June 2013 10:10 PM
Updated: 21 June 2013 11:53 AM