At last, the newest Dallas location of Central Market, opening at the intersection of Midway Road and Northwest Highway, has a start date: Doors will open to the public at 8 am on Wednesday, September 5.
This is the third Central Market in Dallas, following the original at Lovers Lane and Greenville Avenue, and a second at Preston Road and Royal Lane that opened in 2012.
It takes over a former Albertsons, which was shut down after Albertsons' acquisition of Safeway in 2015.
The store is located in the tony Preston Hollow area, the neighborhood that Forbes magazine described as "home to billionaires, athletes, and the 43rd president," as in George W. Bush.
It will be just an 18-karat gold Patek Philippe Calatrava cross cufflink's throw from the residences (and more importantly, maids) of Ross Perot, Roger Staubach, and T. Boone Pickens.
For too long, these shoppers seeking Central Market goods have had to drive 3 miles north to Preston and Royal, or worse, venture east of US-75 (shudder) to the store on Greenville Avenue.
Stephen Butt, president of H-E-B/Central Market Division, says in a release that the new store will also serve customers in the Bluffview, Devonshire, Preston Hollow, Midway Hollow, Greenway Parks, and surrounding neighborhoods, which he calls a "vibrant area of Dallas."
"We've heard from loyal northwest Dallas customers for years who have asked for a Central Market location in closer proximity to their neighborhoods," Butt says. "The corner of Midway and Northwest Highway has long been a highly desirable location we have had our eye on for many years."
The store has 42,000 square feet, and has undergone a wall-to-wall remodel, one that included devouring space nearby, such as the spot that was once home to Suze restaurant, which has since relocated to another slot in the center.
The remodel included retrofitting to accommodate curbside pickup for online orders.
This store opening marks the company's 10th location in Texas; other Central Market stores are in Fort Worth, Plano, Southlake, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio.