In Today's Least Surprising News Ever, Yes, a Walmart Grocery Is Coming to Lower Greenville

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Speaking of Walmart (told you) ...

In the end, turns out, I didn't need Mitchell Rasansky to tell me what everyone already knew -- or guessed, anyhow. Because, as I discovered this morning, the permits were filed with the city two months ago and approved December 29. So, yes, brace yourself, Lower Greenville. You are indeed about to get a Walmart Neighborhood Market in the building formerly occupied by that Whole Foods.

Well, actually, the neighborhood market thing's not confirmed; Walmart officials haven't returned calls or emails sent this morning, and folks in Sustainable Development and Building Inspection can't say for sure. "They never identified it as a neighborhood market," says one of Dallas's senior building officials.

But city officials confirm: There will be a Walmart going in almost directly across from the planned Trader Joe's on the old Arcadia site. And it will occupy only the former Whole Foods and not the next-door Blockbuster: Plans call for filling 34,630 square feet with coolers for meat and produce and dairy products, a bakery and a pharmacy, for starters. Per Walmart's website, "A typical store is about 42,000 square feet." The plan also notes: "No late hours."

Tried calling Rasansky. He's out of the country till Monday.
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Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious

Don't forget the new Kroger going in across from City Place. Where the theater used to be.

Guest
Guest

Fair warning!

The day this Wally World opens I am showing up in my banana sling, fuzzy bedroom slippers and cowboy hat.

Some people want to make it on American Idol, some people want to make it on the 'WalMart people' website. I set the bar really low.

MjoDi
MjoDi

Shoot! Wrong, just wrong! Wrong people, wrong traffic, displacing small business...

mark zero (Jason)
mark zero (Jason)

No late hours sounds odd for them. Will they also boot travelers who want to sleep in the lot overnight in their campers, etc.?

Four Eyed Girl
Four Eyed Girl

Cue the hipster rage. I've never been so happy to actually move to the 'burbs.

Tim
Tim

fuuuuck. i don't want to be a whiny, pissy shithead. but this sucks. i go to walmart once or twice per year based solely on necessity or if it's the only option in a strange locale.

but how can anyone with any sense for the betterment of lower greenville just let this happen?

Ed Williamson
Ed Williamson

Although adding another grocer to the area is ultimately a bad idea, I'm glad something is going in that spot even if it is a Wal-Mart neighborhood store.  I'm just disappointed that Sunflower will likely be the biggest loser in the battle for market share in the area.  Sunflower is one of my favorite stores to buy produce.  The Wal-Mart just seems superfluous and against any city planning logic.  It seems like it is a way for Wal-Mart to lean on Trader Joes to prevent them gaining too much market share.  It's like the Walgreens-CVS strategy to open across the street from each other so that neither can be too successful. 

Marcstuff
Marcstuff

How about " Keep Lower Greenville Drunk! " campaign.

Oak Cliff Townie
Oak Cliff Townie

What a bunch of Shopping Snobs.

Thank goodness our area dodged the neighbor hood wal mart ....

A long  sadistic laugh goes here.

Wendy56
Wendy56

I'll never set foot inside. As they say, 'there goes the neighborhood'.

Tentwofifty
Tentwofifty

Can the Waltons pay their employees enough monies to get off food stamps and Medicad? The Waltons don't create jobs. They perpetuate extreme greed, co-dependency, and increase environmental decay. Tax payers provide food and healthcare for Walton's workers.

Get out of my back yard, Walmart.

PhilanderingMoustache
PhilanderingMoustache

I live a few blocks away and I'm looking forward to it opening.  I prefer walking to using my car, and while I preferred the Whole Foods, Walmart will have to do.

ObserverFan
ObserverFan

Another step towards Dallas becoming a World Class City. Wallyworld definitely says World Class!

John_McKee
John_McKee

If it's anything like the one in Uptown it will be terrible. Terrible selection, plenty of homeless shoppers, long lines and terrible organization.

Plus the last two times I have gone there the door near their meat department has reeked of what I imagine is disgusting rotting meat. The smell is just unbearable and it it is that same way the next time I go I'm calling the health department because something is not right. 

phosho-n-dimsum
phosho-n-dimsum

This is gonna sully a lot of east dallasites egos....hehehe

Restaurantqualityblender
Restaurantqualityblender

Fantastic!  Isn't Trader Joe's to open up where the Arcadia used to be?  I sure hope so!  Sun Flowers Market, Whole Foods, WalMart Market, Trader Joe's, and right up the road Central Market and another Whole Foods! 

So where's Angela Hunt's kick ass vision of Dallas being Austin in this?  Has anyone tried pulling out onto Greenville from, say, Oram since the "transformation"?  If there already hasn't been, there will surely be some nasty accidents. You can't see a thing around the horizontally parked cars. And because of the horizontal parking lanes there is less parking than before...and you get a-wipes who take up two spaces rendering half a section unparkable.

The Lower Greenville project is a failure. It has been since its inception. But hey, bring on Hunt's next brilliant idea: TROLLEY CARS FOR EVERYONE!!!!!

Ginsle
Ginsle

Couldn't happen to a nicer group of people. No cool bowling alley so take this Walmart HA!! Is that "family friendly" enough for you twerps?

And we know y'all hate outsiders ...I hope they overrun the store from south of Live Oak. Heehee

Marcy
Marcy

We have a Walmart Neighborhood Market in my area and it's our favorite go-to store for just about everything. Lots cheaper than Tom Thumb, for instance. I'd prefer to shop CM but it's just too far from home to be my market of choice. I'll travel ANYWHERE, however, to shop at Trader Joe's!

Paul Adams
Paul Adams

Well Trader Joe's, when you decide not to bother with the competition, the old Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum has the space and available parking to make for a nice grocery store.

scottindallas
scottindallas

Well this sucks.  I don't like Walmart, and try to avoid them--though I don't feel bad shopping there at night, a reward for their late hours.  But, the key point is that we DO have the ability to boycott.  And, I suspect the neighbors won't frequent it.  I suspect it will draw denizens from South and West of there.  If that proves to be the case, it would seem that there would be more affordable locations.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Its another fine reason im leaving Dallas later this year..this city lacks common sense..you'd never see this type of stupidity in Ft. Worth...

Downtown Resident
Downtown Resident

Is this the "retail" vision the neighborhood groups had in mind when they started cock blocking any business owner that didn't treat alcohol like the liquid plague?

Now we just need the butler of Sam Walton's grandson to helicopter in wearing a flight suit brandishing a big "Mission Accomplished" banner like Dubyah did on the aircraft carrier.

dallasmay
dallasmay

So, within a 3 mile radius of my house, I have:

Sunflower,2x Fiesta,Central Trader Joe's2x Wal-Mart MarketWal-Mart/Sam's Club Stack2x Whole Foods3x Super-Target Signature Kroger4x Tom ThombsCentral MarketAlbertson'sAldi's

Did I miss any? We are officially in the Super Market Grocery Capital of the World. 

Eidna
Eidna

What small business? It was a Whole Foods & Blockbuster before and then it sat empty for YEARS.

mark zero (Jason)
mark zero (Jason)

Don't know how much of it's snobbery by those who live there, and how much of it is genuine disgust at Walmart's corporate behavior.

Bet you wouldn't hear nearly as many complaints if it was a SuperTarget.

Ellum08
Ellum08

Is there ANYTHING you like about Uptown?

Or would you rather move to Austin or Ft. Worth as well?

PhilanderingMoustache
PhilanderingMoustache

Fuck the bowling alley.  Fuck all you assholes that don't live here and just show up on the weekends to shit all over our neighborhood and then go back to your bland suburbian hell.  I prefer the folks south of us than you douchebags.

G_David
G_David

Live Oak?  As in Swiss, Junius Heights, Munger Heights, etc?  Yeah, they would just hate that. 

scottindallas
scottindallas

grocery stores are attracted residential concentrations.  why would Trader Joes move to a location so isolated from their likely customer base?  Please, stop the Deep Ellum Trader Joe's appeals, the demographics will not support such a thing for the foreseeable future

tony
tony

Uhhh..have u, like, I don't know, driven around Fort Worth?   

RSF
RSF

Have fun in Fort Worthless...I trust that means you will no longer be bitching on this forum?

Chasd00
Chasd00

I use to live on West 7th before all the work got started. I would move back there in a heartbeat if it were feasible for me (commute would be brutal).

You got the Kimball, Ft. Worth Modern, the new kids science thing, downtown (with actual parking and stuff to do), trinity park, zoo, gardens, all kinds of stuff right there in about a 3 or 4 mile radius. It's pretty amazing what Fort Worth has done with that area.

Ellum08
Ellum08

Right, like Ft. Worth allowing big box retailers to knock holes in the historic Montgomery Ward building to allow for 'more visibility'? So much better than Dallas, right?

Enjoy all the chain restaurants in Sundance Square.

scottindallas
scottindallas

Ft Worth rocks.  I would love it if I worked there (self employed)  Ironically, I'm more stuck where I am than an employee.

Scottie
Scottie

 Aldis is in Dallas now?  First ran into one of those up north of Hudson NY (birthplace of some fella named William Worth - the namesake of that town next to you) and it was rather strange.  Looked like an old five and dime with food instead of dry goods. 

Alfredo
Alfredo

Super Mercado #4 on Columbia at Beacon and Malone's on Columbia

Tim Covington
Tim Covington

The only one of those I would routinely shop at is Kroger. The others are either to expensive or the selection (and/or quality) is to low. Though, I would probably hit up Central Market for fresh produce.

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

"did I miss any?"Red Coleman's Red-E-Mart......C'MON!

Omar Jimenez
Omar Jimenez

Now, if H-E-B's (The Real Ones) came to Dallas I would be happy!

Stealur
Stealur

I peed on your lawn.

Ginsle
Ginsle

No sunshine, more like Alcalde st, Columbia, and S Henderson.

bobbyv
bobbyv

Yep.  The only drawback is your're still living in fffing FORT WORTH..no thanks

G_David
G_David

I can throw a rock and hit Super Mercado from my backyard.  It's the only place I buy avocados and tortillas. 

dallasmay
dallasmay

You should learn to shop around. Each market has their own specialty. We almost exclusively get our produce from Sunflower, but we get nice breads from CM, and frozen foods from Kroger for example.

George
George

So then you mean south of Gaston.  You grasp of E. Dallas geography sucks. 

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