Grocery Store Update: Whole Foods in Addison, Central Market at Preston Royal

Whole(y) Foods has just signed at lease on a property in The Village on the Parkway Shopping Center, at the southeast corner of Belt Line Road and Dallas North Tollway in Addison. Yikes, it’s only 3 miles from the store on Coit and Belt Line. Oh, the Coit location will die when the Addison store opens in Spring 2013. Makes me sad. That Richardson store has been there for 25 years. The Addison Whole(y) Foods will be 10,000-square feet larger (36,000) and will employ 120 more peeps.

Central Market in Preston Royal. Apparently there is a press release coming out later today with more details, but I managed to squeeze a little info out of the PR machine at CM.

On Preston Royal, we’re set for an opening mid-winter…it’s under construction…we’ve had our chefs traveling up to NYC to visit Zabar’s, Eataly and Eli’s and a # of other cool places to look for the coolest, tastiest, most authentic NY Deli Offerings – from latkes and noodle kugel to fresh pasta and carryout offerings. We’re having a lot of fun working on the new offerings for Preston Royal, really trying to match unique flavors to the unique neighborhoods and communities in that area. We want it to feel personal!

Cool. Although can someone please describe what “mid-winter” means in Dallas? Thank you.


  • CDD

    As someone who lives in the Preston/Royal area, I am absolutely dreading this. Where in the world will everyone park? Seems like a traffic nightmare waiting to happen.

  • Scott–DFW

    Nice of Whole Foods to close down that location just after a renovation of the shopping center that was subsidized with over a quarter million dollars from the City (i.e., taxpayers) of Richardson.

  • LW

    Hmm…26k square feet? Very Trader Joe size. I suggest we start a rumor, right here, right now.

  • JHS

    So is it the old Sakowitz / Bed,Bath,Beyond three story bldg being considered? I think this will be awesome. Finish my workout at 24hr fitness – Grab a healthy meal and head home!

  • LW, I’m with you. Awesome point, as usual, Scott.

  • CollinBabs

    Sorry to see the Whole Foodsl Richardson location close, but it is likely they are moving where the money and their target consumers are. A lot has changed since they opened the Coit/Beltline location and I assume that their demographic surveys — not to mention some incentives — factored into their decision. It’s unfortunate they can’t come up with a smaller neighborhood market concept which might enable a continued presence if profitable. Foodies ARE everywhere but business is bu$ine$$.

    Central Market at Preston/Royal WILL be a traffic nightmare. Snarls at the center’s traffic lights will be dreadful.

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