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by architect
September 6th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: HEB plans for Exposition Blvd. store in Austin announced
Replies: 0
Views: 281

HEB plans for Exposition Blvd. store in Austin announced

Definitely an upgrade over the 1970's Safeway turned Appletree turned Randalls which recently closed at the site: http://austin.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/09-06-19-h-e-b-new-west-austin-store-exposition-boulevard-/ The new store will be a unique design from San Antonio-based architecture f...
by architect
August 8th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings
Replies: 221
Views: 62647

Re: Albertsons/Safeway 2018 & 2019: Openings and Closings

Not official yet, but the Randalls at Exposition Blvd and Lake Austin Blvd in Austin will likely be closing over the coming months as the property's lease comes up for renewal. UT Austin owns the property, and as of now, intends to lease it to HEB. This property is a tight squeeze, but would likely...
by architect
August 6th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Department Store Chains
Topic: Target using lowercase "target" on full-scale stores
Replies: 34
Views: 16317

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

Now here is something I have noticed alongside the rollout of their new lowercase wordmark. Target seems to have not given the SuperTarget logo a refresh and has allocated remodeled STs to the main brand. This may be a reasonable shift given PFresh remodels have outmoded Supers, and also on the acc...
by architect
July 7th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: The present and future of Randalls
Replies: 105
Views: 27042

Re: The present and future of Randalls

My last visit was to the Randalls at 5219 FM 1960 W in Champions Village. This store originally started its life as a Handy Andy in the 70's and was later sold to Randalls when they exited the market. These former Handy Andy stores have a distinctive design featuring a large low-pitch vaulted roof ...
by architect
July 7th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: The present and future of Randalls
Replies: 105
Views: 27042

Re: The present and future of Randalls

Earlier this weekend, I was in Houston and was able to visit several Randalls locations while in the area. My observations were honestly surprising and not nearly as bleak as I would have expected. My first store visit was the Town & Country location at 12850 Memorial Dr, which I visited midday Frid...
by architect
July 7th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: Another new Tom Thumb announced - this time in East Dallas
Replies: 4
Views: 1808

Re: Another new Tom Thumb announced - this time in East Dallas

Update on this store: A few weeks ago, a massive windstorm passed through DFW which caused extensive damage across the region. Of note which was covered nationally, a tower crane at this resident development collapsed and fell over across an adjacent large apartment building, deeming that building c...
by architect
June 25th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Southwest & Hawai'i USA (Excluding California)
Topic: DFW Kroger News/Observations
Replies: 59
Views: 14932

Re: DFW Kroger News/Observations

Bumping an old thread, but interesting movement seems to be happening with Kroger in DFW right now. Most notably, a general slowdown in new store construction has opened the floodgates for numerous remodels, including stores at Frankford/Midway in Dallas, Coit/Belt Line in Richardson, Campbell/Shilo...
by architect
June 16th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Fry’s Electronics on Life Support
Replies: 24
Views: 1743

Re: Fry’s Electronics on Life Support

Crazy enough, I was at the Plano store earlier this past week and meant to post about the experience on here. It had been a couple of years since I last visited this location, and let me tell you, the downfall was night and day. Entire portions of the store had noticeably empty shelves or floor spac...
by architect
April 30th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Costco opening its first "Business Center" in the Dallas area
Replies: 4
Views: 1391

Re: Costco opening its first "Business Center" in the Dallas area

... inside a former Sam's Club warehouse. Here's what Costco is doing with the old Sam's Club on Park Lane Courtesy of Maria Halkias, the excellent retail reporter for the Dallas Morning News I actually live near this store and it is an interesting move indeed. The Sam's Club that was formerly at t...
by architect
March 30th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Non Region-Specific
Topic: Albertsons scales back Plated Meal Kits
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Albertsons scales back Plated Meal Kits

https://www.grocerydive.com/news/albertsons-scales-back-plated-meal-kits/551607/ This isn't too surprising. They have few to no of these at all in my area (remote NorCal division Stores). These are simply a very slow seller in most stores. Kroger continues to "push it" up here at Smiths with whatev...