The 33.5-acre Park Lane mixed-use development, across Central Expressway from NorthPark Center, today announced that it's open for business -- which is to say, four of the 15 announced restaurants and retailers
will commence to sellin' beginning tomorrow. First up is Nordstrom Rack
, followed by the bows of Dick's Sporting Goods, which only yesterday saw its stock price rise after an analyst deemed it "well-positioned to weather the economic downturn
"; The Children's Place; and Lane Bryant
Also opening its doors
today: The Heights at Park Lane
-- 433,000 square feet of "luxury residence," where your least-expensive option is a 965-square foot, one-bedroom, one-bathroom loft starting at $1,618 a month. Which seems quite the steal, considering the three-bedroom option opens at $5,305.