Central Market announces new stores in not Oak Cliff

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Preston Hollow is getting another Central Market.

The grocer’s parent company, H-E-B, announced plans Tuesday to renovate two former Sun Fresh Market properties it bought earlier this year.

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One is at Midway and Northwest Highway, only 4 miles from the Central Market at Preston and Royal. The Midway store will open in fall 2017. The other is at McKinney and Lemmon, closer to Oak Cliff than the Lovers/Greenville location at least.

Does Oak Cliff really need a Central Market anyway?

Our neighborhood has the world’s busiest Tom Thumb and a Kroger that should’ve been renovated a long time ago. But we also have a few Aldi stores plus the locally owned Cox Farms Market and Ann’s Health Food Center and Market. There’s the new Walmart in Glen Oaks and the Grocery Clearance Center on Cockrell Hill Road. We have El Rio Grande Latin Market and La Michoacana Meat Market.

Houston-based Fiesta Mart Supermarket continues to invest in Oak Cliff, having recently made upgrades to its Jefferson Boulevard store, including all new shopping carts.

If Fiesta is not enough for you, though, a couple of Oak Cliff developers have hinted at Trader Joe’s.

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  • lakewoodhobo

    Tom Thumb and Kroger are equally convenient for me, but I have no doubt that Walmart on Glen Oaks and new La Michoacana on Zang will eventually kill Kroger and El Rancho at Wynnewood Village, possibly opening the door for redevelopment there.

    Trader Joe’s really would do well on Fort Worth Avenue or on Davis, especially now that they know HEB has no interest in Oak Cliff.