The San Antonio-based grocer said Tuesday that it will open two more Central Market stores in Dallas: at Midway Road and W. Northwest Highway in Dallas and a second in Uptown at McKinney and Lemmon Ave.
dallasite24 wrote:When the uptown store was closing, an employee there told me that HEB had also purchased the 2 buildings behind the grocery store - the Manny's and Pancake House buildings. It's not showing up on DCAD, but sometimes they are a little slow. Has anyone else heard this? If so, that would obviously indicate that they planned to do a large scale redevelopment. Or it could have just been a misinformed employee...
In July, the city of Dallas offered at least $3 million to any grocery store willing to open a store in "a southern Dallas food desert." No one stepped forward.
The lack of response to the city's offer isn't a surprise to the retail industry.
"Margins are so tight and thin in the grocery business, even $3 million would be chewed through pretty fast," said Tim White, senior vice president at Buxton, a Fort Worth-based customer analytics company that helps retailers find markets for their stores.
Looks like Walmart is trying again with another small format store offering. This time, it's more a convenience store size than that of a small neighborhood market, as before. A Walmart convenience store is open for a tryout in Crowley, south of Fort Worth. It almost looks like the ones Albertsons had in their grocery store parking lots several years ago. Besides the Crowley location, there is one in Rogers, AR; also 2 others (1 each in Alabama and Colorado) are being tried out that combine gas/convenience with online order pick-up.
Tnexster wrote:Great news for Ross, hope this somehow leads to more residential. Too bad the residential tower across the street is delayed.
The 54.700-square-foot store will open in July on the west side of the shopping center in the Pavillion building at Westchester Drive and Berkshire Lane.
The Preston Center store will sell beer and wine and serve as a pickup point for online, said Mark Schindele, senior vice president properties at Target. Online orders are usually ready in an hour, Target said.
Merchandise will be tailored to the area, Target said. Groceries will be focused on fresh produce and grab-and-go items, snacks and meal solutions. The store will stock smaller selections of home décor, beauty, apparel and accessories, some consumer electronic, toys and sporting goods. The store will also have a Starbucks.
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:I'm guessing Uptown was ruled since City Place is right across the hwy.
I wonder will the name be cobranded as Tom Thumb-Rite Aid/Albertsons-Rite Aid like Jewel-Osco or will it keep its current name...just replacing the pharmacy exterior signage.jrd1964 wrote:https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2018/02/20/two-things-texas-shoppers-gain-albertsons-buying-rite-aid
DMN's take on the Rite Aid deal. Looks like Maria is reporting all local pharmacies at Albertsons/Tom Thumb/Market Street will adopt the Rite Aid branding.
Tom Thumb is staking out some turf just east of downtown Dallas while it waits for one of its supermarkets to get built.
The longtime Dallas grocery brand is opening a convenience store -- its first -- on the southwest corner of Live Oak and Texas Streets.
The 2,500-square-foot store, about the size of a 7-Eleven, is planning to open June 20 with six gasoline pumps out front and some expected quick-stop basics like coffee, Freal milkshake and smoothie machine and an ICEE maker. The store will also sell fresh items from a nearby Tom Thumb supermarket: sandwiches, salads, cut fruit and hot foods ready to take home.
It's across the street from "The Gabriella," a 10-story apartment building being built by North Carolina-based Greystar Real Estate Partners, which will have a Tom Thumb supermarket on the street level.
But it won't be ready until late 2019.
"We wanted to get our convenience store open as soon as possible to begin serving this growing area," said a spokeswoman for Tom Thumb, which was part of Safeway until it was purchased in 2015 by Albertsons LLC.
Several Tom Thumb stores have pumps in the parking lot, but the supermarket coming to the apartment high-rise will have an underground garage parking. So instead, the Express store was built with pumps across the street. It will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., but its pay-at-the-pumps will be open 24 hours.
The apartment building, which will be just a block from the Deep Ellum DART train stop, is bringing some Uptown Dallas vibe to the East Dallas streets. The Express store and the full service Tom Thumb when its completed will be close to the Baylor Hospital complex and new developments planned on the eastern edge of downtown.
trueicon wrote:I wonder if Kroger, who owns its own chain of convenience stores called "Tom Thumb" in Florida and Alabama, will try to block Safeway using the name Tom Thumb for this (and possibly other) convenience store(s).
Kroger recently sold all of its convenience stores. But I doubt it...the Tom Thumb grocery chain existed before The Tom Thumb convenience stores.trueicon wrote:I wonder if Kroger, who owns its own chain of convenience stores called "Tom Thumb" in Florida and Alabama, will try to block Safeway using the name Tom Thumb for this (and possibly other) convenience store(s).
dallaz wrote:Why would Tom Thumb open a convenience store just east of downtown Dallas?
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... own-dallas
Tucy wrote:Interestingly, there is yet another chain of Tom Thumb convenience stores besides the ones formerly owned by Kroger. A family-owned chain in South Florida, Ft Lauderdale to Key West.
Hannibal Lecter wrote:I could see them doing this urban store concept in Dallas:
http://www.startribune.com/aldi-will-op ... 484601671/
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