Dallas’ second oldest Tom Thumb gets a makeover

One of Dallas’ oldest Tom Thumb stores has had a facelift. The store is at 10455 N. Central Expy., in the center of Central Meadow Market, located just off US-75 on the west side of the highway, just below Royal Lane.

The store has received the following improvements:

  • wide selection of beers and wines
  • new product offerings in the center of the store
  • newly added full-service seafood department
  • significantly expanded bakery department
  • remodeled produce, dairy and meat departments

At around 30,000 square feet, it is one of the smallest stores in the chain, just over half the size of a current store.

According to the statement, the center and store opened in 1972 to serve what was then a growing residential area. It is the second longest continuously operating Tom Thumb store in its original mall (the longest running store is in Preston and Royal).

But it’s in an established, affluent residential area that continues to grow. More than 170,700 people with an average family income of about $127,000 live within a three-mile commercial zone.

It’s also overrun with competitors like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, both just a few freeway exits off US-75. Also, don’t forget HEB, entering the DFW market, for now still in the suburbs, but surely it’s only a matter of time.

Tom Thumb is remodeling other older locations, mostly around towns in the park, including Snider Plaza, Plaza at Preston Center and Inwood Road south of Lovers Lane.

According to the release, the renovation of the Meadows store resulted in a makeover for the entire 108,778 square foot center, which houses a mix that includes CVS Pharmacy, Edible Arrangements, The UPS Store, Centrum Health, Gabriela & Sofia’s Tex. -Mex, Sylvan Learning Center, Preston Royal Animal Clinic, Ephesus Mediterranean Grill, Studio Salon Suites and other restaurants.

There is a new facade, signage, landscaping, parking, security, LED accent lighting, seating, gazebos, green space, and other pedestrian-friendly upgrades.

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