The national liquor store chain Total Wine & More is opening two new locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, both on the west side of Dallas, including one that's very southwest.
The new locations are:
- Irving, at 7730 N. MacArthur Blvd.
- Cedar Hill, at 428 E. FM 1382
A spokesman confirms that the stores will both open later in 2019.
"Depending on construction and licensing schedules, the Irving store will open at the end of October, and the Cedar Hill store will open in the fourth quarter," the spokesman says.
The Maryland-based chain first entered the Dallas-Fort Worth market in 2012 and now has 10 stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Park Lane/Dallas, East Plano, West Plano, North Plano, Lewisville, Allen, Arlington, Denton, Euless, and two in Fort Worth, Alliance and Hulen.
Based in Bethesda, Maryland, Total Wine was founded in 1991 and is co-owned by brothers David and Robert Trone. It's the nation's largest independently owned retailer of wine, beer, and spirits.
Stores offer more than 8,000 wines from every wine-producing region in the world; more than 3,000 spirits; more than 2,500 beers; and a walk-in humidor featuring more than 300 fine cigars.
There's also a wine-tasting bar where customers can sample and learn about producers, regions, and varietals. A high-tech wine education center classroom offers consumer classes and special tasting events like "Meet the Maker" series and virtual tastings with producers from around the world.
When it comes to scouting new locations, the company likes to repurpose buildings abandoned by other businesses such as Sports Authority and Office Max, which is what it did in its inaugural DFW location at Park Lane.
In the case of these two new stores, both locations were previously occupied by Toys R Us/Babies R Us combination stores; Toys R Us went out of business in mid-2018 (although they're mounting a comeback).
Cedar Hill does not currently have liquor stores, with the closest being in DeSoto, although beer and wine can be purchased at convenience stores.
Irving has no shortage, but few are in the Valley Ranch area where this Total Wine will open.