Chinese buffet opening in old Luby’s on Fort Worth Avenue

I wish I had better news for you guys, but hey, at least a Chinese buffet is approximately equal to a Luby’s?

I mean, just think of all the things it’s NOT going to be: Pawn shop, drive-through beer store, payday loan place, Walmart…

By |2012-03-28T14:50:23-05:00March 28th, 2012|Business, Development, News, Restaurants|7 Comments

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  1. Rotea April 17, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    My final comments. No one really said that I or we don’t like Chinese buffets. The thought that “chains” do their homework is crazy. Let’s understand the working Capitol that it takes to open a McDonalds and I believe a new one is a mile away.. Let’s look at the income and demographics it takes to support that Home Depot… Money in the OC is not a problem as well we have a great mix use.supporting the Lubys was not an Oak cliff problem but a chain that has struggled and closed locations for years. I’ll go to this buffet, why not. Yes, a thriving business is better than an empty building, but WE should push for business leaders and local advocates to be more creative and drive more to support Oak Cliff . This is not the Oak Cliff of the past heck this is not the same Oak Cliff I moved into in 2000. Expect more to get more!

  2. Joanmcarlisle April 17, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    They’re also going to have suchi.  That may attract some more upscale clientale.
    Actually, I welcome them…and this is my neighborhood.  I’m glad someone is going to use the building.  I will support them.

  3. Gay March 31, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    Please, everyone.  Take a deep breath. You don’t like Chinese buffets. I don’t like Chinese buffets. But the fact is that many of our neighbors here in Oak Cliff like Chinese buffets. Just take a look at the crowded parking lots at any of the several Chinese buffets here. I’m sure that if Whole Foods, or Trader Joes, or any other chain thought that this area had the demographics for their business to be profitable, they’d open a shop here. Good grief: this area couldn’t even support a Luby’s! I’d rather see a Chinese buffet than an empty building! 

  4. Rotea March 28, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    While NOT exciting yes, it’s better than a Walmart… How about a Whole Foods, Sprouts?  Trader Joes… How bout even a Furr’s Fresh?
    Oh, Im sure someone smarter than me could figure out something more interesting…

  5. Anonymous March 28, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Now for the important questions regarding any new eatery in Oak Cliff:

    1. Will it have ample bike parking?
    2. Will the interior be finished in repurposed wood from old pallets?
    3. What incentives will they offer North Dallasites to come stank the joint up?

  6. Sachary March 28, 2012 at 3:41 PM

     There’s a time and a place for all of Gods culinary establishments. We should welcome our new MSG friends into the cliff with open mouths.
    Seriously though, like Rachel said, just think what this eye sore could of been.

  7. Anonymous March 28, 2012 at 3:27 PM


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