If you live anywhere near the intersection of Caruth Haven and Central Expressway, prepare yourself: In-N-Out Burger is opening at 9 a.m. Thursday. That’s according to a memo that was sent to the tenants of 8080 North Central Expressway, the high-rise just north of the fast-food joint. The memo details how much security the restaurant will have on hand, and how the restaurant’s staff has assured the high-rise’s management that tenant parking will not be disrupted. Go to the jump to read it for yourself.
Well….here we go….The In-N-Out Burger restaurant is opening this Thursday, (6-23-11) at 9:00 a.m.
I have been involved in all of their meetings regarding the traffic and parking issues that their restaurant openings have and will cause both in their recent openings in Frisco and Allen and what they are expecting for this new store.
They will have 6-9 Dallas Police Officers directing traffic. These officers will be posted at the entrances on the access road, behind their building, on Caruth Haven at the end of the driveway behind our building and various other locations on their parking lot. They have also hired a private security company that will be maintained on the property to handle traffic and any other issues that may arise as well. They are putting a sign at the north entrance to the parking garage that says 8080 tenants only.
They plan to have four (4) lanes of traffic come in the south side of their building off of the access road, the Police will guide them into the drive thru lane, one car at a time, they can place their order and then the cars will come around the back and pick up their order and leave out of the north side of the building. They have leased the DART ground underneath the tracks behind their restaurant. They have leased a parking lot off of Greenville Avenue and they have leased some parking spaces across the street at the Nasher building.
We have leased 50 parking spaces on the 9th and 10th floors of the parking garage to the restaurant. In addition, we have leased about 20 parking spaces in the bottom, B2 level of the parking garage for any customers who may want to come in the garage, park in the basement and walk around the building to the restaurant and get their food and then leave. There will be an In-N-Out Burger employee at the visitor side of the parking garage gate helping everyone to get down and out of the basement. All of these agreements are for three months and everything will be evaluated at that time.
In-N-Out has very strict instructions that NO ONE is to park anywhere but on the top two levels and level B2 in the garage. The Police, their security officers and our security offices are very aware of what to expect.
They are also aware, that if this agreement affects any tenants in the 8080 Building in any way, we will immediately take another look at the situation and change it. In-N-Out Burger wants to be a good neighbor, they are very aware of what happens at their grand openings and they are very aware, that the 8080 tenants come first and foremost when it comes to the parking garage.
Hopefully, everything will go very smoothly, but they are prepared to instantly change things around.