Frisco Is Getting a Whole Foods, and a Massive Slice of Fake Urbanism to Go with It

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The site of Frisco's first Whole Foods
There's a new Whole Foods headed to Frisco. The grocery store will anchor the retail portion of yet-another-mixed-use-development project that promises upscale retail, fine dining, entertainment, hotels, places to work and places to live. This one is right beside the Tollway and south of Lebanon Road.

The new Whole Foods location will clock in at 45,000 square feet , an average sized store. The Lakewood location is about 50,000 square feet and the Park Lane store provides 80,000 square feet of high cost, high quality food.

The development project that surrounds the coming grocery store, however, sounds absolutely huge. Residents will have more than 1,200 multi-family residential units as well as 127 Charleston-style single-family homes to choose from. And as soon as they take the key they'll have 600,000 square feet of luxury shopping within walking distance to peruse.

And when they're done with that full day of power shopping, Whole Foods will be there to supply prepared kale salads and pre-roasted chickens needed for fuel. The store is expected to open in fall 2015.

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Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

Is it close to the new Cowboys facility?  location location location

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

Scott, the planned Frisco store is about the same size as Lakewood and Preston/Forest (both at 43K SF).  Greenville/Park is 62K SF.

I have doubts about the 600,000 SF of "high end retail" that the developer is saying will be built.This submarket in Collin County already has the highest amount of retail square footage per person in DFW, which has one of the highest amounts of retail square footage per person in the country. The correct phrase is the market is "over stored" as it is.

the field of dreams phenomenon does not work, if one builds it the retailers do not automatically come.

g.kuhn
g.kuhn

Ghastly.

In China, this is proudly called a 'Shopping City'--refreshing dystopian honesty.


There, too, dreary homogenous projects--colossal misallocations of resources and abdications of the human spirit--are force-fed to beleaguered populations by corrupt and/or unimaginative developers and politicians.

CheeryBitch
CheeryBitch

Ha ha ha! Don't you know that people in Frisco don't walk anywhere? Something they need could be three blocks away, and they'll still drive.

StayClasse
StayClasse

Hilarious.  


What do the people at the Lakewood and Park Lane stores eat?  And at what point in a development cycle does all of the fake urbanism become actual urbanism.


Sheesh.

Greg820
Greg820

And since no parent that frequents Whole Foods believes in vaccinations, disease will run rampant, resulting in a plague-infested hellscape ultimately swallowed up by a biblical-sized sinkhole.

Just continuing with your line of thought;-)

give_me_a_break
give_me_a_break

If by "fake urbanism" you mean without the smell of vomit and urine in the morning I agree with you.

mdg109
mdg109

Actually, West Village is integrated into the surrounding street grid. It also has a Dart stop and a trolley line that goes through it.

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