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Residents Get $200 When You Refer A Friend

Need some extra cash? Refer a friend to live at Gramercy & you’ll get $200 off rent!

The rules are simple. Your friend must:

  • Tell the leasing agent they were referred by you
  • Put your name on the application & guest card
  • Pay their first full month of rent

It’s that simple!

So invite your friends to take a tour of the new building and you might make your next rent check $200 lighter!

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Texas State Fair Tips and Discounts

Fried Nutter Butter at the State Fair of Texas

Fried Nutter Butter at the State Fair of Texas

It’s that time of year again!  The temperatures are in the mid-80s and the smell of fried food is in the air at the State Fair of Texas.  Now that the TX/OU crowds have left Dallas, it’s the perfect time to hit the fair grounds (last day is October 23).  Below are some tips and tricks to help you fully enjoy your State Fair experience!

Food Glorious Food

2011 Best Taste Winner – Buffalo Chicken in a Flapjack.  This delicious dish contains a boneless spicy buffalo chicken tender wrapped in a pancake, deep fried & served with a side of syrup.  It might sound weird, but it is the perfect blend of salty, spicy & sweet.

2011 Most Creative Winner – Fried Bubble Gum.  We didn’t get a chance to try this one, but what we can recommend to you is the Fried Nutter Butter (see photo above).  Rich, delicious & covered in powdered sugar, its everything a State Fair dessert should be.

Must Have – Everyone who attends the fair must have at least one (we had more)  Fletcher’s Corny Dog.  They are crispy, delicious & worth waiting in line for.

Non-Fried Option – If you’re looking for something a little less battered & deep fried, try the Cuban Sandwich at the Taste of Cuba booth.  You won’t be disappointed!

Map your food tour in advance with their online Guide http://www.virtualonlineeditions.com/publication/?i=82408

Tips & Tricks

All the food & drinks can be purchased with coupons, but you need to buy a separate game pass for all the games in the Midway.  So don’t buy a ton of coupons thinking you can use them on everything!

The best bathrooms are in the Coca-Cola Food Court (just past Big Tex under the Texas SkyWay).  Air conditioned & clean!

Best day to go is Tuesday – admission is $4 with a Dr Pepper can, most rides are reduced to 5 coupons & the lines aren’t too bad.

Parking is a whopping $15.  Be careful of the lots that don’t say “Official State Fair Parking” – there have been reports of people charging fair-goers to park in unofficial areas, and their cars have been towed.

Deals & Discounts

Kroger Advance Tickets: $14.95 – general admission. $29.95 – season pass.  Purchase at the check-out counter or at the service desk. The DART Combo ticket is $17 and includes fair admission and a one-time round trip on DART.

Dr Pepper $5 after 5: Any day after 5 p.m. Bring an empty Dr Pepper can and enter for $5 after 5 p.m.

Dr Pepper $4 Tuesdays: Bring an empty Dr Pepper can and enter for $4 every Tuesday. Most rides (excluding the Thrillway and the Texas Star Ferris Wheel) are 5 coupons.

Coke $5 Thursday: Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of a Coca-Cola product and enter for $5.

Any Day: McDonald’s has $4 off general admission coupons (can be found on tray liner or bag stuffer) any day of the Fair. They also offer free child ticket (with purchase of general admission).

Kroger $2/Can Food Drive Wednesdays: Admission is $2 for each visitor bringing 3 cans of food for area food banks on Wednesdays.

Cinemark Free Thursday Admission: Bring a Cinemark ticket stub and get free admission on Thursdays.

Seniors Day: Senior citizens (age 60 and over) may enter for free every Thursday.

Get out there & enjoy the fresh air & fried food!

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FREE Fall Concert at Austin Ranch

Gramercy Residents are invited to attend the FREE fall concert at Austin Ranch featuring the 80’s cover band – THE SPAZMATICS!!

The concert is this Thursday, 9/29, from 7-9pm on the Village Green at Austin Ranch. The Village Green is the big green park located on Saintsbury in front of the Dry Creek Lodge leasing office.

There will be an 80s costume contest as well as food & drink booths provided by local vendors. All you need to bring is your lawnchair, blanket, beverage of choice & best 80s costume.  Dogs are welcome to join too, as long as they are on a leash!

Hope to see you there!!

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Free Sandwich for Gramercy Residents

Who wants a FREE SANDWICH?? The first 20 residents to come to the Smiling Moose Deli this Friday, 9/23, and show their Gramercy Resident Key Tag Pass will get a free regular size sandwich.

The Smiling Moose Deli was started in Vail, CO and has been rapidly expanding in the Central United States thanks to their delicious menu of sandwiches, soups, salads and wraps. This is their first location in the Lone Star State so let’s give them a big Texas welcome!

Bring your appetite and your access card this Friday to 3216 Hebron Parkway. See you there!

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Things To Do In Dallas This Labor Day Weekend

Gramercy on the Park Apartments in North Dallas

The weather forecast predicts the 100 degree heat to continue through Monday, so being close to water is a must this labor day weekend. You can always keep cool at our refreshing West End Pool, but if you want to venture outdoors, here are a few things to do around Dallas:

Hit the Lake – Did you know Dallas has 63 lakes within a 100-mile radius? That’s a lot of water! You can keep cool in any one of them, including Lake Lewisville, which is just 10 miles from Gramercy on the Park. Rent a boat or jet ski at the marina or if you’re more of a landman, sit on the shore & play a game of sand volleyball at Sneaky Pete’s Bar & Grill. There is also a Fireworks show over Lake Grapevine this Friday night, just a 20 minute drive from Austin Ranch.

Hit the Malls – Beat the heat & shop in the air conditioning. According to Wikipedia, Dallas has more shopping centers per capita than any other city in the U.S. Lucky for you, some of the best shopping is right down the street from Gramercy – Stonebriar Centre, Willow Bend Mall and The Galleria are all within a few short miles of our community.

Hit a Concert – Whether you want a big concert or small, intimate show, there is a music venue to fit every taste in Dallas. Labor Day concerts include – Kid Rock & Cheryl Crow at Gexa Pavilion, Better Than Ezra at the House of Blues, Drive By Truckers at the Granada Theatre, Marvin Hamlisch at the Dallas Symphony, Asleep at the Wheel at the Dallas Arboretum (includes an outdoor picnic)….and the list goes on and on. Catch more details at Guidelive.com.

Hit the Spot – KRLD Restaurant Week is still in full swing, with select restaurants extending reservations through September 4th. $35 gets you a gourmet prix-fixe dinner at some of Dallas’ top restaurants and $7 of each dinner sold will go to the North Texas Food Bank. Be sure to book in advance at Open Table to secure a spot!  If you can’t book a table, try one of the on-site restaurants at our sister property, Austin Ranch! They have plenty of great food & drink specials at Cafe Gecko, Zen Bar, McSwiggan’s Irish Pub, Centro Tex Mex and Lone Star Coffee Bar.

As always, play it safe, stay hydrated and enjoy your 3-day weekend!

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Dog Park Update

Dog lovers rejoice!   The City of Dallas Parks & Recreation Department has begun construction on a new dog park next door to Gramercy on the Park.

The Dog Park plans include spaces for large & small dogs as well as a wet dog area near the pond and an area for agility training.

They haven’t forgotten about pet owners either – there will be a shaded pavilion with seating areas and adventure trails with access to White Rock Creek.

If all goes as planned, the city hopes to complete the park by the Spring of 2012 (parts of it could be open as early as November 2011 – fingers crossed!!).

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Pool Party on July 21st

You won’t want to miss our pool party on Thursday, July 21st. It’s BYOB, but we’ll have some food & drinks, as well as local DJ Kelly Taylor spinning the tunes from 6-9pm.

The grills will also be fired up, so feel free to bring your meat of choice for some good eatin’. See you there!

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