Wal-Mart Stores Inc. wants to build a Supercenter and a Sam’s Club at Midway and LBJ Freeway in North Dallas. Wal-Mart submitted plans for the City’s consideration on Tuesday. It has agreements to purchase property adjoining the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at 12789 Midway Road. That store will be leveled to make room for the two
It has agreements to purchase property adjoining the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at 12789 Midway Road. That store will be leveled to make room for the two bigger stores.
The proposed Supercenter is about 180,000 square feet and the Sam’s Club is 136,000 square feet.
If the City approves the plans, the stores could be open in the first quarter of 2014.
A Wal-Mart spokesman said the company has already talked with city officials and neighborhood groups about its plans. He didn’t know if the new stores would result in the closing of the Wal-Mart on the north side of LBJ and MIdway at 13307 Midway Road. That store may be the only Wal-Mart discount store left in the area. All others have been replaced with Supercenters which sell groceries in addition to general merchandise.
The Neighborhood Market’s “popularity and feedback from our customers” convinced them that the area could support the bigger stores, said Dacona Smith, Wal-Mart vice president over the North Texas area.
Wal-Mart said in February 2011 that it would spend $200 million inside the city limits of Dallas.
Under that plan it has so far opened a Neighborhood Market on Lower Greenville Ave. and a Supercenter near Bachman Lake. Supercenters are planned at Interstate 35 and Ledbetter Drive, at Clark and Wheatland Roads and at Buckner Blvd. and Scyene Road.
The South Dallas store started construction right before Christmas.