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Oak Farms plant to close in June

Instagram photo by Liz Goulding

Photo by Liz Goulding via Instagram

The Oak Farms Dairy plant on Lancaster Avenue, open since 1936, will close in June.

Parent company Dean Foods announced earlier this week it would close the plant and lay off 180 workers because of declining milk consumption nationwide.

Some workers from Oak Farms and some of the plant’s production will move to a former Schepp’s plant on Haskell near Fair Park, the Dallas Morning News reports.

A Dean Foods spokesman told the DMN the company is “exploring our options” for what to do with the property.

The plant is right on the under-construction Oak Cliff Streetcar line. I’ll bet some of you urban planner types out there can come up with a new use for it. How about turning it into a restaurant/entertainment campus similar to that Pearl Brewery thing in San Antonio? Any other ideas?

By |2015-02-18T11:38:45-05:00April 18th, 2014|Business, Development, News, Transportation|3 Comments

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3 Comments

  1. […] that allows for a diary use, which was included to allow Oak Farms to operate. But Oak Farms owner Dean Foods is closing that plant in June. A majority of committee members said they would not like another dairy to be able to operate […]

  2. Anonymous April 18, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    How about a movie theater? We have everything else here now but one of those!

  3. person April 18, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    Get with the times and produce dairy alternatives? I’d much rather buy a local almond milk than the undisclosed type from Trader’s Joes.

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