SamsCityplace

Despite the decision from the Fifth District Court of Appeals, it won’t slow construction of the Sam’s Club at Cityplace.

A new decision on the proposed Sam’s Club at Cityplace is giving the East Village Association reason to celebrate. Robert Wilonsky has the news on the Fifth District Court of Appeals’ memorandum, ordering the case back to trial court. It’s a blow to city staff, which argued that the neighborhood association has no standing to sue.

According to Justice David Schenk’s opinion, Wilonsky says, “the court disagrees with the city’s assertion that the East Village Association — which was formed in opposition to the Sam’s Club — doesn’t even have standing to bring this suit in the first place. If nothing else, says the justice, at least one of its members lives close enough to the property to justify the lawsuit even without the association’s help.”

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GailThomas_72dpi Neel SleeperJames Gandy CityplaceUpdate 8:47 pm : Whoops! Another great Keller Williams sponsor is Janet Pool of Janet Pool Blinds and Shutters. Which makes our sentence even better:

A pigeon in a darling black tie flying into the HUB after a nice long dip in the pool…. if you can think of a better sentence using these names, you can be my personal guest tomorrow afternoon!

“This is a fantastic, do-not-miss event for anyone who wants to know what’s next in Dallas luxury real estate, and you’ll get to see Candy at her best!”

Ha! Jo wrote that! Actually, you will see me at my WORST!

I have to be on my best behavior as I moderate a panel discussion between these heavy hitters:

Gail Thomas of the Trinity Trust

Neal Sleeper, president of Cityplace

Jim Gandy, president of the Frisco Economic Development

OMG those names! Keller Williams and Luxury Homes International is hosting the panel discussion tomorrow evening at the Dallas Country Club from 3 to 6 p.m. No drinks before — I told you, they want me on my best behavior —but happy hour and hors’d’oeuvres from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

It will be a Happy Hour indeed because we are going to hear what is in store for what Realtors will be selling, what is selling now, and what kinds of development will be coming in the future — almost like a look into the future of Dallas real estate.

Jo says: “Candy will be emcee, so expect an entertaining program!”

Program sponsors include Steve Pidgeon of Starfloors, Jim Marks of HUB Insurance, Dustin Black of Black Tie Moving, and Ruth Darling of Lawyers Title Insurance.

A pigeon in a darling black tie flying into the HUB…. oh boy, are we going to have a good time!

Betty Culbreath (Photo: Dallas Morning News City Hall Blog)

Betty Culbreath (Photo: Dallas Morning News City Hall Blog)

Sounds like Betty Culbreath is a CandysDirt.com reader, as the City Plan Commissioner called out our little Dallas real estate blog during her comments at the June 19 meeting in which the proposed Sam’s Club at Uptown East/East Village/Cityplace was discussed.

Her speech, which lasts about three minutes at the 1:26:15 mark, references the $30,000 millionaires we’re hearing so much about these days, how it’s all about neighborhoods, and pool floats! If you didn’t know, Betty Culbreath is a bit of a blogger in her own right.

Get the full listen after the jump, and then tell us what you think:

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Peak Townhomes

It was the best of times …

No, really, it was. Especially considering that we have two Tuesday $200Ks to share with you, and they are in the same development. Yes, they may be almost the exact same townhome layout-wise, but they could not be more different.

We’re talking about 2200 and 2204 N. Peak Street. Both townhomes are under the divine auspices of Ebby agent Alicia Butler and feature three floors, two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, two garage spots, and an address that puts the potential owner right in an accessible neighborhood near parks, restaurants, mass transit, and just across North Central from Uptown.

2200 N. Peak Main Floor

2200 N. Peak is an end unit with 1,922 square feet and an upstairs balcony that is great for entertaining. It has neutral paint, traditional finishes, and feels pretty tame and — dare I say, generic? It definitely appeals to a broad range of buyers with popular furniture choices and very low-key decor.

2200 N. Peak Kitchen

The master is pretty typical, with double sinks and a shower/tub combo. I do like the vanity, though, and that there is a door between the commode and tub and the rest of the bathroom.

2200 N. Peak Master

2204 N. Peak is the exact opposite. Yes, it has the same stained concrete and knotty pine floors as its neighbors, but every single surface in the main floor has been painted a green so vibrant that I am not sure if we’re in a home or a very elaborate CGI soundstage. Perhaps that was the seller’s intent? It would definitely make for some interesting home movies.

2204 N. Peak Main Floor

 

In the kitchen, the range has been upgraded from your standard builder-issue stuff, but the dishwasher and refrigerator stick out. I am glad that the sellers used white cabinets, though. Any more color or patterns and you’d get vertigo.

2204 N. Peak Kitchen

 

And if slate blue is more your color, you’ll love the master bedroom, which has the same paint treatment. Instead of a balcony, 2204 N. Peak has a downstairs deck area, too. There’s also an additional half bath.

2204 N. Peak Master

So, which will you choose? The larger, more sedate end unit, or the bright paint and upgrades of the center unit? If it helps you decide, 2200 N. Peak is on the market for $276,000, while 2204 N. Peak is priced at $260,000.

Can’t decide? Check them out in person tomorrow between 10 a.m. and noon during an MLS tour.