Lula B’s antiques moving to Oak Cliff

Image via Google Maps
Image via Google Maps

Lula B’s Antique Mall is closing its Deep Ellum location and moving it to a former Safeway on Fort Worth Avenue between Hampton and Interstate 30.

Lula B’s originally opened on Lower Greenville in 1992, one of several antiques shops there at the time, and its owners moved to Deep Ellum in 2010.

SafewayThe new Lula Bs’ will take an old Safeway store, which the U.S. Postal Service once owned. Beneath the aluminum facade seen above, is a 1960s modern-style Safeway store similar to the one at right.

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The move is planned for late January, according to CultureMap, which has the full scoop.

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  • KeepOurFreedoms

    It hasn’t been a Safeway in years. What is there now, or most recently?

  • WSIII

    Stephen is right. I am 60 and remember that store well. I no longer live in Dallas but am looking forward to shopping there on my next visit. Also am pleasantly surprised the building is still standing.

  • Smokey

    Stephen sounds right to me, and thanks for the correct spelling of Phil Dill Boats. I remember the Safeway at Wynnewood as well. A barrel top example still exist on Ross across the street from DISD administration and is in fact is now an annex to DISD.

  • Stephen Cumming

    No, actually it was an old Safeway, using a design that they used all over the city (and country) in the early 50’s. The barrel design stores came into vogue in the mid-60’s. This particular Safeway location was later a Phil Dill boat store, then later owned by the U.S. Postal Service for storage. If they remove the aluminum facade they will find a typical 1950’s grocery store design. Nothing spectacular – very utilitarian. There was a Safeway store of the same design located in Wynnewood Village that later became a Regina Fabric store.

  • Smokey

    I don’t recall that store with a ‘barrel top’. It seems to me it was actually Phil Deal Boats for most of its early life or maybe a Robert Hall Men’s Store. Lula B’s can give us some of the funk and spunk Oak Cliff has lost . I think it was a great move and a real asset for this community.

  • Rachel Stone

    That’s what I’m told

  • OC Dwellin

    Plans to restore the original exterior?