For anyone who was worried about the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market grand opening down the street somehow nixing Trader Joe’s plans, stop worrying. Trader Joe’s says it will open in the first quarter 2013.
Here’s an excerpt from my Trader Joe’s story today.
The developer of the Greenville Avenue store says it’s going to help revitalize one of Dallas’ older neighborhoods.
“Trader Joe’s is going to have a huge and positive impact on the revitalization of Lower Greenville,” said Jon Hetzel of Madison Partners. “We believe their presence in this location will benefit the whole East Dallas area.”
Madison Partners owns other buildings along Lower Greenville, and a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is opening a block away later this year.
The store at 2001 Greenville Ave. will be built close to the sidewalk, and a small building on the site will be demolished to make room for parking. The property has room for additional uses, Hetzel said. “The proximity to Trader Joe’s has kindled a lot of interest from some very cool tenants.”
Madison Partners is also “actively working” on a food truck park as part of the overall project, he said.