The Union is a new 800,000-s.f. mixed-use “connection,” according to its website, that is expected to host a groundbreaking in the next few weeks. The development will service Dallas’ Downtown, Uptown, Arts District and Victory Park neighborhoods. The project combines an office tower and a residential high-rise with retail, restaurants and open space.
The Tom Thumb store, a banner of Albertsons Cos., will be 60,000 s.f.
“Tom Thumb is a high-quality grocery favorite in the Dallas area that will be a superior amenity, not only for the people who will live and work at The Union, but also for the nearby burgeoning residential districts,” said Mike Ebert, managing partner of RED Development, which first announced The Union project in 2014. “A retailer like Tom Thumb means all-day, everyday energy for this project and adds to the exciting momentum we are creating at The Union.”
The Union site is southeast of American Airlines Center and within walking distance of The Ritz-Carlton, Katy Trail, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Klyde Warren Park.
“The Union is a premier location for our new Tom Thumb store, at the heart of many nearby neighborhoods and the city’s top attractions,” said Scott Hays, president of Tom Thumb. “We are looking forward to adding to this exciting project by serving residents, office tenants and the local community, as we have for over 67 years.”
In addition to two towers of office and residential space, at completion The Union will feature 85,000 s.f. of sit-down and fast-casual restaurants plus retail, including the Tom Thumb store. Texas-based CBRE/UCR’s Urban Retail and Leasing team is leading the leasing effort for the additional 25,000 s.f. of retail space remaining at the property.
“The addition of a household-name grocer such as Tom Thumb contributes to our goal of creating luxury, urban communities within close proximity of local attractions and everyday needs,” said Doug Chesnut, CEO of StreetLights Residential, one of the project’s key partners. “We are pleased to be working alongside our strategic partner, RED and watching the progression and momentum building for the The Union mixed-use project. We look forward to seeing the finished product.”