Walmart Puts Sam's Club Spot Up for Sale As It Preps Two Bachman Lake Locations

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The original Northwest Highway Sam's Club
Last month, you no doubt recall, Walmart announced its $200-million expansion said to involve "more than a dozen new projects in the city of Dallas," though only a handful were announced at the time. Since then I've learned of at least one more on the to-do list: Right next to the previously announced Sam's Club at Webb Chapel and Northwest Highway -- which replaces the 124,623-square-footer built in '84 on the way to Las Colinas -- Walmart is planning on building a, well, Walmart. No word on whether it's a Walmart Supercenter or a Neighborhood Market.

It would replace the Bachman Lake Village shopping center that was long ago home to Sound Warehouse and Office Depot -- which means the likes of Al's Pizzeria and Titan Comics are in the process of finding new homes. It also means that side of Bachman Lake will be surrounded by Sam's, Walmart and that Target at Lemmon and Northwest Highway said to be the highest-volume location in town.

And now we know when the Sam's will open, more or less: On Friday CB Richard Ellis posted an ad on LoopNet for the existing location next to, oh, The Lodge, let's say (No. 8248). Says the virtual for-sale sign out in front of the soon-to-be-vacant Sam's: "The property is a retail 'big box' currently occupied by a Sam's Club until late 2011 at which [time] the property will become vacant." And it'll only run you $3.75 million for what'll surely be the largest gentleman's club in town.
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JERMANIE
JERMANIE

GREAT SAM"S AND WALMART STORES WEthe Neighbors need the stores andthe jobs   Gloria Hancock This is my neighborhood I need one o these Jobs

Lee Rognlie
Lee Rognlie

Grew up on Al's. Send them up to far North Dallas, PLEASE!!

Juan Valdez
Juan Valdez

At least something good/better...to this run down strip mall.Northwest highway from Marsh to I35 is the most under develop area of Dallas. If I were a millionaire this is where I would invest in any kind of business. All that traffic that goes by everyday and so little businesses. With this said, they need to have good security at the parking lots. Lots of shady characters and break-ins.

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

We are going to trade in Al's to be able to purchase 8000 Band Aids for $5:95?

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

I've never understood, given the traffic and lake view, why it's been allowed to deteriorate so. (Then again, the same could be said of much of Northwest Dallas, where the city presently owns two boarded-up buildings within a mile of each other.)

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Yessir. But I am sure that Al's, like Titan, will be moving somewhere close by. In fact, several of the business owners with whom I've spoken in recent days say they'll try to remain in the NW, no more than five minutes from their present location. Question is: Will Al's take that disinfectant smell with or leave behind. I love the pizza, though -- have since I was a tyke.

scottindallas
scottindallas

That area really appears to be coming around. I think the city's on the right track with what they've done there and in Vickery. In both places they've condemned problematic apt complexes to install schools and parks. That and the age of those properties make them prime for a turn around. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the adjacent neighborhoods on the up-swing? I imagine those homeowners will enjoy a healthy economy more than the average household. That area will be rebuilt in 10 years, when the economy really starts to come out of it's the recession and debt morass.

Lee Rognlie
Lee Rognlie

Grew up on Walnut Hill Lane and Al's was a staple for me and the folks. We have room for them at Coit and Beltline!

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