Before today, Uptown Dallas was merely toying with the title of favorite neighborhood for new supermarket; now it's official. Whole Foods Market is coming to the 'hood.
The luxury health grocer will build a store in Uptown, near the intersection of McKinney Avenue and Routh Street. But no need to make plans for a shopping trip just yet. The estimated opening date is 2015.
The store will go into what is now an empty space across from the Hard Rock Cafe and Sfuzzi. It'll be 38,000 square feet, which is slightly smaller than the typical 42,000-square-food grocery. As a point of comparison, the mega-store at the Shops at Park Lane is 62,000 square feet.
Whole Foods currently has eight branches in Dallas-Fort Worth, and there's another store in the wings.
- The Richardson store is being moved to Addison, on Belt Line at the Dallas North Tollway in the summer of 2013.
- A store will be opened in Fort Worth in late 2014, in the Shops at Highland Village.
There's some serious supermarket action going on closer to downtown Dallas. A Kroger is currently under construction at Cityplace, in the old Loew's Theater space across from Target (opening Friday, December 7). And there's already a Wal-Mart at Hall Street and Central Expressway and an Albertsons at McKinney and Lemmon avenues.