New England health firm relocates HQ to Irving

A New England health care firm has relocated its headquarters to Irving. Oculus Health moved  from Portsmouth, N.H., to Las Colinas. The company has rented 27,300 square feet of space in the Las Colinas Corporate Center II at State Highways 114 and 161. The space was a former Microsoft office. Oculus is immediately putting 80… Keep Reading »

Investor DHD Films Nominated For National Award

Dallas, TX – DHD Films, a full-service video production and motion graphics company, has recently been nominated for the prestigious U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award. Each year, the US Chamber of Commerce scours thousands of small businesses in search of celebrating the companies that exemplify innovation, diversity, and… Keep Reading »

Toyota puts its mark on new Music Factory in Irving

North Texas transplant Toyota was officially named Tuesday as the title sponsor for the new Music Factory in Irving. The 10-year partnership comes as the carmaker looks to boost its visibility in its new home. The North American headquarters of Toyota moved to Plano this year. Terms of the naming-rights deal were not announced. The $200 million, 16.7-acre entertainment… Keep Reading »

First Restaurant Opens at Toyota Music Factory

More than 25 restaurants and entertainment venues to open in coming months The Toyota Music Factory welcomes Bar Louie as the first of 25 restaurants and entertainment concepts to open within the 250,000-square-foot entertainment destination located in the Las Colinas business district. In celebration of its most recent Texas location, Bar Louie is hosting a… Keep Reading »

North Texas Cities Team Up to Lure Amazon

Merchandise giant Amazon wants to expand to a second headquarters location, and North Texas cities are teaming up to make a unified bid. The Irving Las Colinas Urban Center has available vacant land with DART rail transit stations already in place to connect the area with downtown Dallas along with Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The… Keep Reading »

Irving mega-sized data center will more than double its footprint

One of North Texas’ biggest data center projects is going to get a lot bigger. QTS Data Centers four years expanded into the Dallas area with its purchase of a 700,000 square-foot building in Irving. Now the Kansas-based data center company has started an expansion that eventually will more than double the size of its… Keep Reading »

Tech and financial services are driving Dallas-area office boom

Oilman J.R. Ewing was once the symbol of Dallas business around the world. But these days, it’s high tech and financial services firms — not oil companies — that are gobbling up most of the offices in North Texas. Expanding and relocating businesses are shopping for almost 20 million square feet of office space in… Keep Reading »

Finally making music, Music Factory in Irving overcame opening-night obstacles

Opening night: It teeters on the dangerously thin railing between triumph and disaster. After finally opening following a nine-day delay, the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory — stealthily renamed Toyota Music Factory — felt growing pains as seats were filled and amps were cranked for the first time. I can’t be the only one who breathed a sigh of… Keep Reading »

Iceland’s WOW Air brings cheap Europe fares to DFW Airport

Iceland’s WOW Air plans to bring its cheap, no-frills fares to DFW International Airport next spring, giving North Texas travelers nonstop access to an increasingly popular tourist destination and a connecting gateway to nearly two dozen European cities. WOW Air is the first of a new breed of international ultra low-cost carriers to land at DFW Airport…. Keep Reading »

The Toyota Music Factory Is Inevitable

In the hallucinatory Hollywood dreams of Live Nation concert promoters, it must appear as the Optimus Prime of live music venues, transforming at will from a cozy 2,500-seater, to a 4,000-seat indoor theater, and then into its final form: an open-air amphitheater with room for 8,000. The Pavilion—corporate sponsored name change likely pending—owes its flexibility… Keep Reading »