Half Price Books Breaks Ground on New Mixed-use Project Off Dallas' Northwest Highway

Half Price Books, the nation’s largest family-owned bookstore chain, is breaking ground on a development plan that’ll bring new restaurant, retail and office space next to its flagship location on Northwest Highway in Dallas. The company’s development subsidiary, BookMark LLC, wants to attract a 5,000 square foot restaurant to the Shady Brook Lane site to join existing anchors REI and Starbucks. The restaurant also could contain 3,500 square feet for patio dining. “We would love to have somebody that comes in that's kind of a Dallas-known entity or is new to the Dallas market,” Half Price Books executive vice president and chief strategy officer Kathy Doyle Thomas said. “We're looking for a family-friendly restaurant.”A 27,000 square foot, four-level retail and office building rounds out the plan, with the ground level reserved for retail. The glass-walled building will boast “unusual modern design” by Cunningham Architects of Dallas and landscape architecture from David Hocker Designs, said Ken Wright, vice president of development for BookMark. “One of the stipulations from our president [Sharon Anderson Wright] was that this not look like every other shopping center,” Wright said. Lincoln Property Co. senior vice president David Lewis and Dominus Commercial Inc. president Stephen LaMure will handle leasing.  Continue reading...

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