Market Street has finalized plans for the construction of its seventh location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, this one to be located in Flower Mound.
The store will be part of The River Walk at Central Park development, at the northeast corner of Crosstimbers Road (FM1171) and Prairie Road (FM2499), according to Tony Crumpton, EVP of facilities, fuel and supply for Lubbock-based United Supermarkets LLC, Market Street’s parent company. “We anticipate site work and construction will begin before the end of the year, with hopes of a fall 2013 opening.”
The new location will be noticeably different—both inside and out—from its sister stores in the Metroplex. At 55,000 s.f. the store will be slightly smaller than any other Market Street location, in addition to sporting a new look inside.
“We believe this store will serve as a new prototype for us, both in terms of size and décor,” Crumpton said. “It should provide an exciting shopping environment for our guests.”
“We are taking the best of our 70,000-s.f. stores and bringing into a smaller footprint—merchandising from a guest perspective,” added Wes Jackson, chief merchandising officer of United Supermarkets. “Although we might not have as wide a selection in terms of size and flavors, we think we will still have a very good variety for meeting our guests’ everyday needs.”
Jackson noted that the store’s offering of organic, natural, specialty, body care and supplements “will be an entirely new presentation that will offer the widest variety of any of our stores.”
In addition to the store’s size, guests also will notice a separate entrance and exit. Other Market Street locations have two entrances.
“We think this will greatly improve the traffic flow and shopping experience for guests, not only as they shop but especially after checkout,” Crumpton said.
Two other significant changes: the “fresh from the farm” produce department at the front of the store, and a large casual dining area, complete with indoor-outdoor seating.
“We are also excited to be offering beer and wine by the glass in the casual dining area, which will be a first for our company,” Jackson said.