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Frisco Economic Development President Ron Patterson talked all things PGA relocation with a room full of Frisco Realtors at Hollyhock, a Newland community that is adjacent to the PGA site (Photo by Bethany Erickson).

Realtors and Frisco residents packed their questions and their curiosity Wednesday when they attended a breakfast discussion about the PGA Headquarters and what that would mean for the area.

Held at Hollyhock, a Newland community that is adjacent to the PGA site, Frisco Economic Development President Ron Patterson gave a brief history of how Frisco went from a town with no mall and few stoplights to the bustling suburb known now as “Sports City USA.”

“I can remember back when we were trying to get a mall,” Patterson told the standing room only crowd. “There was no toll road, either.”

And from that, city leaders began to plan — deliberately, he said.

“It was intentional, we thought about what is it we can do to set ourselves apart,” he said. “Sports came in to play.”

In those days, city hall was a much smaller building, and that discussion eventually spilled onto a whiteboard — with a baseball diamond drawn on it.

“That was the genesis for the Roughriders coming here,” Patterson said.

Nowadays, the pitch is about Frisco’s ability to put businesses and citizens within a days drive of many major hubs, thanks to its central location. (more…)

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!