Rasansky Says You'll Know Sooner Than Later What's Replacing Greenville Ave. Whole Foods

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I see Avi's posted a piece to Barking Dogs wondering whether a Walmart will take over the old Whole Foods on Lowest Greenville. Writes Adelman, yesterday "teams of inspectors -- electrical, structure, property, roofing -- swarmed all over the building, taking photos, comparing architectural drawings to reality, and deciding what made sense and what did not." But nobody would tell him anything.

Angela Hunt told Unfair Park this morning that a "grocery store has been mentioned" for the site, but she's heard "nothing more specific." She did say that current zoning would allow Walmart to plant one of its smaller markets, but not a big box: "That's not possible on that piece of land." And when I asked Karl Zavitkovsky, head of the Office of Economic Development, if that spot will count towards the "more than a dozen new projects in the city of Dallas" mentioned by the city back in February, he said, "I honestly do not know."

But you know who does? Former council member Mitchell Rasansky, who owns the property. So let's ask him.

"I have signed a confidentiality agreement," he told me moments ago. "I can say that a lease is out, but I am not at liberty to tell you who it's with."

I asked: So when will you be able to say? To which he responded: "In about six weeks."
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Dbaete
Dbaete

Well the six weeks are up so what's coming in. Mitchell Rasansky is another politician who leans to the corporate rape the landscape , F the residents who live in the area its my gains he is saying..

Gimmeabreak
Gimmeabreak

It's been more than six weeks now. Please ask him again.Thanks

trannyntraining
trannyntraining

Too bad it's not a medical marijuana dispensary...now that i'd be a loyal customer to!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Great big, empty trucks, the kind that follow city sanitation trucks around on curbside bulk trash pickups, were at the site at noon today. As if there to haul off gutted interior. Not city-owned vehicles, but no logos on truck doors. Roaring in and out. Lots of activity.

Abc
Abc

That's where the trucks always meet up during bulk-trash pickup day in the area, which was today.

GREENGO
GREENGO

I hope they open a MEGA BAR with Mexican music blasting out its doors!!! Avi will love that!!

Howard
Howard

Another food truck park.

TXGirl
TXGirl

Maybe a Market Street... or Sprouts?  The seem to be 'sprouting' up everywhere, lately.  (Ba-dum-ching)

EastDallas4Life
EastDallas4Life

Aren't Sprouts and Sunflower (Newflower) owned by the same guy?

bkharmony
bkharmony

Sprouts makes sense, and would sorta fit in.

Jim Bob Guthrie
Jim Bob Guthrie

I'm betting on a empty lot.  Those things are awesome and they're sprouting up all over urban Dallas! 

Dallas Native
Dallas Native

Lower Greenille used to be a neighborhood where kids could walk to the movies,wander the hobby shop,buy bubble gum at the grocery store and buy ice cream at the little mom and pop stores before all the bars took over.In Dallas we have forgotten about the quality of life and focus on what the developers and what their money will buy.I imagine most of the bars don't live or care about the Lower Greenville  neighborhood.I think a grocery store would be greatMake the neighborhood a walkable destination!

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

Dumbass all the kids are inside playing video games dont you watch the news, if you let them outside they will end up molested skin cancer asthma patients

elbueno
elbueno

I used to live on La Vista Ct. and walk to Sunflower at least once a week.

Montemalone
Montemalone

La Vista Ct is one of the coolest streets in Dallas.Too bad it's surrounded by Lowest Greenville now.S.U.A.D.

Jedis54
Jedis54

Whats wrong with Walmart?    I would like to see a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Desoto?  I have yet to see one in Southern Dallas County. 

AnonEMouse
AnonEMouse

Walmart? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! .... *Sigh*

Tony
Tony

Isn't this what Avi and his pawns wanted??...to turn Lower Greenville into ANY SUBURB , USA.

J. Erik Jonsson
J. Erik Jonsson

Avi's a lot of things.  A lot of horrible, corrupt things.  But his idea that people on Lowest Greenville should pee indoors and not, you know, shoot each other is one of his less unreasonable positions.

TimCov
TimCov

But, peeing indoors and not shooting your neighbors is too suburban and mainstream for urban hipsters. ;>

scottindallas
scottindallas

I know I mark my yard like a pit bull.  Ever since I got the "Kegerator" I've had to expand my territory lest I turn my corner of LH into a dogpark.

Coleman
Coleman

have you ever peed outdoors? it's liberating.

John_McKee
John_McKee

Also, I believe Walmart owns the land most if not all their stores are located on, I don't think they lease.

TXGirl
TXGirl

@John_McKee - yes, you are correct, sir.  Source:  I'm in the biz.

John_McKee
John_McKee

If it's anything like the Uptown Walmart you will know it is arrives when a cloud of gloom, despair and unhappiness envelops the area.

They need to figure out how to pump anti-depressants into the store air, everyone, staff and customers looks like they are seriously considering ending it all during their time in that depressing store.

Montemalone
Montemalone

It's the totally fucked-up parking lot and access thereto.

Downtown Resident
Downtown Resident

Wal-Mart? Yech, lower greenville is going from sucky to suckier.

Snookie Pie
Snookie Pie

The mere fact that Avi Adelman lives there is too suck-ass for me.

Joannes Worst Nightmare
Joannes Worst Nightmare

Joanne, ever since you moved out of that two-bit shack just off Matilda, the parties have gone non-stop in celebration. Even Jeanne Terelli bought a brick in your honor for wall, right near the toilet drain.

Now you desecrate Bryan Place with your presence, so much that the Democrats could not rush fast enough to make sure you were never ever going to a precinct chair. It's sad you are an elections judge, but some of us are working to make sure the County does not make that mistake next year.

As to Avi, at least you can sit down and have a relatively reasonable conversation with him. Sitting with you to talk makes me want to sit in the electric chair and beg for the warden to pull the switch and end my pain and suffering.

CT6839GUY
CT6839GUY

Robert, how much farther north? Say...still inside 635?

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Yes. But I don't know a specific location, only the intention.

Just Trolling
Just Trolling

could be a walmart.

has anyone seen the volume of business that Fiesta is doing? 

a low-priced grocery would be wise to open up in that old WholeFoods location to lure business from Fiesta and from Kroger.

WillEd11
WillEd11

There's a fiesta 2 blocks away on Ross.

Ellen Touchstone
Ellen Touchstone

Let's hope it's Trader Joe's!

Casual Observer
Casual Observer

I am sick of hearing about Trader Joe's!  Who cares?  "Two buck chuck" just gives whinos a low cost alternative to Mad Dog 20 20 and Thunderbird!

bkharmony
bkharmony

You wouldn't be sick of it if you were familiar with its awesomeness. Also, Two Buck Chuck hasn't been sold in years.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Doesn't appear likely -- word is their first location will be a little further to the north ...

engmofo
engmofo

Oh Great a Wal-Mart :-(Have you noticed how their new logo looks like a stylized asshole?

Jim Bob Guthrie
Jim Bob Guthrie

You clearly spend too much time looking at stylized assholes. 

engmofo
engmofo

One trip to the Katy Trail will allows you to see lots of the above

LG Resident
LG Resident

Who cares what Avi has to say????

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Look, a lot of folks have long wondered what's going in that space. Avi, like others, is throwing out a rumor. I thought it was worth chasing down, one way or the other. Anyone could have thrown it out there. But nobody's bothered to ask the actual owner of the building what's up with the space, which has been vacant for, what, two years? So I did. And now we know ... or will in six weeks, anyway.

bkharmony
bkharmony

Good job. But the Avi mention was still unnecessary.

Just wonderin'
Just wonderin'

Why does everyone hate on Avi so much?  Don't know him well enough to form my own opinion yet.

LG Resident 2
LG Resident 2

Well, that's obvious. Robert Wilonsky cares.

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