HEB buys land in Oak Cliff for future Central Market store

The rumors are true.

H-E-B, the parent company of Central Market, has purchased land on West Davis at Beckley. The sale closed Monday on the property at 111 E. Davis at Beckley.

The San Antonio-based grocer bought the property from Crescent Communities, which is building a multi-story apartment complex on Zang at Davis. Both of those properties previously contained Dallas County Schools, the bus company that serves Dallas ISD.

H-E-B is planning to expand its Lovers Lane Central Market store and to build a new store on McKinney Avenue at Lemmon. Oak Cliff could be third in line after those projects are completed, according to a source who declined to speak on the record.

A Central Market spokeswoman told the Dallas Morning News that the land was purchased “in anticipation of our future expansion needs.”

Rumors about the acquisition have been floating around Oak Cliff for months. One clue of Central Market’s arrival at that corner: Plans for a CVS store across the street, on the site of the former El Corazon de Tejas restaurant. CVS habitually builds stores adjacent to Central Market stores.

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  • With Amazon taking over Whole Foods, Central Market will stand alone as THE stupidly expensive grocery store. That should go over really well in Oak Cliff…

  • “CVS habitually builds stores adjacent to Central Market stores.” Not sure how that statement comes about. there is one across the street from the Lovers Lane CM but all the rest in DFW the CVS are several block away at best.

  • If it’s true that this will be CM’s third project after Lovers Ln expansion and Uptown new construction, we may be looking at a few years before a store opens in Oak Cliff. Hopefully a competitor (Trader Joe’s, Sprouts) gets this and jumps on the opportunity to build something much faster than that.

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