Courtesy of the Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate, these news briefs are excerpted from stories originally published on lakewood.advocatemag.com.
The drive-thru proved to be the sticking point for the Garland Road Panera project, which has died on the vine. “Councilman [Mark] Clayton is firm. He will not support Panera Bread or any other restaurant with a drive-thru window,” says Robert Reeves of Robert Reeves & Associates, Inc. , the zoning consultant working with Oklahoma-based developer Onyx Holdings, LLC. “Panera Bread is not interested without a drive-thru window. My client considering other options.”
Changes are coming to Flag Pole Hill, as you all know (if you don’t, catch up here), but the one you might notice later next week wasn’t planned.
During a recent routine inspection, Dallas’ Park and Recreation Department staffers detected stress cracks near the base of the towering flag pole for which the White Rock Lake area park is named.
After bringing in an outside inspector, the experts agreed the flag pole needs to be replaced as soon as possible.
City and Park Department officials aim to ensure public safety while also making sure a flag is flying high Monday, Memorial Day, according to District 10 councilman Adam McGough. But by the middle of next week Flag Pole Hill will be flagless, as city staffers schedule estimates and establish a timeline for its replacement.