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by architect
Yesterday, 4:00 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Breaking: HEB buys 6 Minyard Sun Fresh stores in DFW
Replies: 132
Views: 21090

Re: Breaking: HEB buys 6 Minyard Sun Fresh stores in DFW

Plans are now official for the Uptown store, and they are exciting to say the least. It will be the largest Central Market in the chain at approximately 150,000 sq ft. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/10/19/uptown-dallas-new-central-market-store-will-anchor-high-rise-mixed-use-pr...
by architect
October 18th, 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target using lowercase "target" on full-scale stores
Replies: 30
Views: 5602

Re: Target using lowercase "target" on full-scale stores

New Target at Preston Center in Dallas which uses lower case font extensively: https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/10/17/target-preston-center.html I will try to drop by this store and follow up with a review sometime in the next few days. It will be interesting to see if the small-format c...
by architect
October 15th, 2018, 9:51 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018
Replies: 207
Views: 18515

Re: Sears/Kmart Death Watch 2018

I’m pretty sure a lot of the stores closing are the locations with the most valuable real estate. For example, Two near me that are closing: South Coast Plaza and Los Cerritos Center are two very high-traffic malls (they already closed another high traffic location in Brea a while back). The locati...
by architect
October 3rd, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings
Replies: 166
Views: 30240

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018: Openings and Closings

Texarkana is closing (Richmond store). The closures seem to be sprinkled around, with one exception: have we ever noticed United Division close a store? Most of the United division's stores are either in areas where they have essentially a monopoly in the market, or in the cases of the DFW Market S...
by architect
September 11th, 2018, 8:17 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Integration of Albertsons and Safeway
Replies: 681
Views: 98809

Re: Integration of Albertsons and Safeway

This is a cross post with a Southwest board post, but both the Randalls and Tom Thumb banners are on a bit of a remodeling spree right now. Stores which have been recently remodeled/are currently being remodeled in the last few months include: Randalls - West Lake Hills (Colorful Lifestyle with new ...
by architect
September 11th, 2018, 7:48 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: The present and future of Randalls
Replies: 99
Views: 16368

Re: The present and future of Randalls

Speaking of the Westlake Randalls, the store apparently celebrated their grand opening last week. I will definitely stop by next time I'm in the area.

https://www.statesman.com/news/local/ra ... bObD2ZVaI/
by architect
September 10th, 2018, 6:32 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: The present and future of Randalls
Replies: 99
Views: 16368

Re: The present and future of Randalls

Add two more Austin-area Randalls to the Colorful Lifestyle list: both the Round Rock and Brodie Lane (South Austin) stores are receiving remodels. If this pace continues, Randalls' Austin-area presence will be halfway decent over the next year or so, with almost half of area stores either being new...
by architect
August 25th, 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Safeway 7th Street and McDowell Road Remodel
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: Safeway 7th Street and McDowell Road Remodel

The remodel of the 7th Street and McDowell Safeway in Phoenix has begun. My guess is Colorful Lifestyle, as that's what 7th Street and Glendale received. I'm looking forward to shopping at the refreshed store. It was looking rather tired and beaten up. Here are some pics I took the other day: IMG_4...
by architect
August 25th, 2018, 8:39 pm
Forum: Northwest, Rockies, & Alaska USA
Topic: Safeway lighting disaster comes to the northwest
Replies: 59
Views: 9515

Re: Safeway lighting disaster comes to the northwest

Hey fellow Grocery critiquers, I am a lighting designer, specializing in grocery store and retail lighting. I cannot believe my eyes when I see what Albertsons has done to the Safeway stores in term of lighting. These raw tacky strip lights are a throwback to the 1970s and do not at all look appeal...
by architect
August 25th, 2018, 8:27 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: The present and future of Randalls
Replies: 99
Views: 16368

Re: The present and future of Randalls

Significant news on the Randalls front: Albertsons seems to be on a remodeling spree in Texas right now. The Randalls at 4800 W. Bellfort in Houston is currently being refreshed with Colorful Lifestyle (converting from Lifestyle 1.0). In addition, at least two Austin-area Randalls stores are current...