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Grand Prairie Development

Postby Tnexster » 25 Oct 2016 12:05

IKEA starts building Grand Prairie store

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/reta ... irie-store

This time next year, Ikea will be open in Grand Prairie.

The Swedish home furnishings superstore breaks ground on its Grand Prairie store this morning at 10:30 a.m. It's the biggest new retail project in the southwest Dallas suburb since Grand Prairie Premium Outlet opened in 2012.

The 290,000-square-foot Ikea store will employ 300 people when it opens in fall 2017. Ikea first announced its plans for a second store in the market last year. Its first store in North Texas opened in Frisco in 2005.

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Re: Grand Prairie Development

Postby tamtagon » 27 Oct 2016 08:03

Is this brand fading a little? I do not know at all, but seems like Ikea would be seeking an intown location (mixed use new urbanist) as much as another suburban location.

And is Grand Prairie the North Texas sleeper-city? There's been all sorts of stuff happening in GP, but it seems mostly buried under the Plano/Frisco and Uptown/Downtown machines.

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Re: Grand Prairie Development

Postby Tnexster » 27 Oct 2016 12:29

It's clear from attending the groundbreaking that GP is on the cusp of a major development cycle on the south end of the Turnpike at I-20, all of the land surrounding IKEA is vacant and all of it is now in play, according to the Mayor. On the other side of 161 near the Police station is the Epic, which is well underway and should also open next year.

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Re: Grand Prairie Development

Postby Tnexster » 27 Oct 2016 16:45

The Epic video presentation

https://youtu.be/rJye8LLON_8

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Re: Grand Prairie Development

Postby Tnexster » 05 Mar 2017 22:54

What's assembling near Grand Prairie's new Ikea? Retail, dining pieces coming together


http://www.dallasnews.com/business/reta ... airies-161

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Re: Grand Prairie Development

Postby Dmkflyer » 08 Mar 2017 09:54

Tnexster wrote:What's assembling near Grand Prairie's new Ikea? Retail, dining pieces coming together


http://www.dallasnews.com/business/reta ... airies-161


So Much growth over there!

Also, I hadn't realized that IKEA had already announced it's 3rd store to open in 2019 in North Ft. Worth, becoming the 3rd market in the US behind NY-NJ and Southern Cal to have 3 locations.

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Re: Grand Prairie Development

Postby Tnexster » 09 Mar 2017 10:06

Much like Frisco developed after IKEA went in there, 1 million sf of retail plus hotels and recreational activity will be a great driver and welcome sight for those that live in SW Dallas county, not real happy about all the parking lot space and wish more of it were geared towards a better-mixed use type development but will have to see what else pops up.

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Re: Grand Prairie Development

Postby NdoorTX » 09 Mar 2017 20:48

I was surprised to see that Ikea GP already has a triple facing sign in there yellow font/blue background up already. It's at PGBT and 30. Hopefully no one is mislead into thinking it's open already and finds a half finished shell of a structure instead.

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Re: Grand Prairie Development

Postby Tnexster » 10 Mar 2017 10:15

There is another one at I-20, have wondered the same thing. They are just now enclosing the building with the signature blue exterior.

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Re: Grand Prairie Development

Postby NdoorTX » 10 Mar 2017 18:55

oh! I meant to say I-20. It's like I haven't lived here for 10+ years.

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Re: Grand Prairie Development

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 13 Mar 2017 13:22

Their website and apps even recommend the GP location like it's open. Only under closer inspection will you find confirmation that the GP location has not opened yet.

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Postby Tnexster » 24 May 2017 13:29

Grand Prairie Mayor on Business Boom: 'It's Our Time to Shine'

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Grand- ... 93654.html

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Re: Grand Prairie Development

Postby jrd1964 » 19 Oct 2017 06:20

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... ember.html

The DBJ (and WFAA/8) are saying the Grand Prairie store will open December 13.

Besides this store and Frisco (which has been around since 2005 already), there are locations in Houston and Round Rock, plus 2 upcoming: Live Oak (San Antonio area) in summer 2019, and the one in Fort Worth (summer 2019 also).

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Re: Grand Prairie Development

Postby tamtagon » 19 Oct 2017 08:58

Didn't a fancy water park just open in Grand Prairie?

The large scale entertainment component of Arlington/Grand Prairie is impressive and growing. I'm still waiting for the Lower Midcities to wake up and smell the roses with a good commuter train to downtowns Fort Worth and Dallas, and DFW airport.

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Re: Grand Prairie Development

Postby Tnexster » 20 Oct 2017 13:01

^The water park is almost finished and will open in November, just before IKEA opens.

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Postby Tnexster » 22 Nov 2017 16:52

Tnexster wrote:Grand Prairie Mayor on Business Boom: 'It's Our Time to Shine'

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Grand- ... 93654.html


I didn't see any formal announcement but the Epic Towne Crossing is fully under way. Lot of equipment and dirt moving on both sides of the tollway. Also appears to be another parcel underway just south of Ikea. The store opens in a few weeks.

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Re: Grand Prairie Development

Postby jrd1964 » 12 Dec 2017 08:49

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... airie.html

The Ikea store opens tomorrow. It will the the chain's 9th store to be built with just a single level of space. It will be Ikea's 47th US store.

A 20-pic slideshow is included in the linkie.

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Re: Grand Prairie Development

Postby Tnexster » 12 Dec 2017 22:12

Mattress Firm, Jason's Deli among neighbors signing leases around new Ikea in Grand Prairie

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... nd-prairie


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