A 55-story skyscraper adjacent to Dallas’ Arts District will soon undergo another multi-million-dollar makeover that includes a new name, reimagined lobby, and the addition of two restaurants.
2200 Ross Ave., formerly known as Chase Tower, will be rebranded as Dallas Arts Tower. Owner Fortis Property Group worked with professionals from Stream Realty Partners to strategically select a new moniker that pays tribute to the surrounding neighborhood and amplifies the district’s mission to unify culture and commerce in one dynamic destination. Stream, a national commercial real estate firm headquartered in Dallas and offering an integrated platform of services, leases the office building. Executive Vice President and Partner J.J. Leonard and Managing Director Matt Wieser are the leasing agents for the building’s 1.25 million square feet of office space.
While the landmark building is a work of art designed by architect Richard Keating, its lobby will soon become a masterpiece for tenants and visitors alike. New York-based Fortis plans to add an art gallery displaying pieces from local artists and commission art installations throughout other public spaces. New lighting and flooring will help showcase the artwork. Elevator cabs also will receive a refresh. Construction for the lobby and restaurants is expected to start in late summer, with a 2024 completion. Dallas-based ENTOS Design is working with restaurant architect 75 Degree Design Studio of Dallas on the common area improvements.
Two new restaurants will be constructed in conjunction with the lobby renovations. Dallas-based hospitality powerhouse Milkshake Concepts has been awarded space in the lobby and The Rotunda to launch two eateries that will complement the neighborhood.
For the lobby, Milkshake Concepts will design a European-style, all-day café featuring a robust coffee program, daily baked goods, and a diverse menu with items that can be taken to go or enjoyed in a bright, open environment. Early evening meals and a wine program are expected to be featured.
A first-of-its-kind Greek restaurant will be introduced in The Rotunda. A selection of fish, grilled meats, and traditional sides and dips will anchor the menu that will serve a bustling lunch crowd and refined dinner group.
Jack Gosnell, Elizabeth Herman Fulton, and Marissa Stave with CBRE negotiated Milkshake Concepts’ lease on behalf of Fortis and are leading retail leasing for Dallas Arts Tower.
Stream has leased Dallas Arts Tower since Fortis purchased the building in 2016. The Class A skyscraper has seen several significant updates since, including a new motor court, water features, and landscaping on the Ross Avenue-facing frontage; the addition of a sky lounge and meeting center on the 40th floor; and a new fitness center. An executive tenant conference center, Starbucks coffee shop, convenience store, on-site shoeshine, full-service car wash, and sky bridge that connects to the Dallas Marriott Downtown and DART Light Rail station are among its many amenities.