BREAKING: Burgin and Kopf Have Abandoned Plans For Restaurant on Boy Scout Hill

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From Sarah Dodd of Dodd Communications, the PR firm hired this week by Burgin and Kopf:

Developers Lyle Burgin and Rick Kopf have decided to suspend their efforts to build a restaurant on Boy Scout Hill at White Rock Lake.

“We both firmly believe that the concept would be an excellent amenity for all of the citizens of Dallas, but the present time is not the right time. We thank all of the individuals and groups that have voiced their support. And we will see you at the lake!”

-Lyle Burgin and Rick Kopf

This comes on the heels of the extremely contentious town hall, at which scads of homeowners shouted down the plan to build a restaurant on Boy Scout Hill. At the end of the meeting, District 9 City Council member Sheffie Kadane declared his opposition to the project. We’ll provide reaction from homeowners as we get it.

UPDATE: The terms “present time” and “suspend” aren’t resting easy with those opposed to new development surrounding White Rock Lake. Hal Barker, one of the “Save Boy Scout Hill” organizers, said this on the group’s Facebook page:

The goal now is to convince the City Council and Park Board to declare areas such as Boy Scout Hill and Winfrey Point no development zones in perpetuity. The overall battle is not won until such a development is impossible


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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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