We Have a Date for Grocer Tom Thumb's Uptown Dallas Opening

Tom Thumb is opening its first urban store in Uptown with a mission to stand ready to handle some of life's daily errands for people who work and live in The Union. Tom Thumb will open on April 5 as part of the third and final phase of The Union's $350 million office, residential and restaurant complex. The Henry restaurant opened about six weeks ago and is anchoring a restaurant courtyard that RED Development believes will become a new center of the dining out business in Uptown. And Tom Thumb, well, it will have a pharmacy, an expanded prepared food section and all the conveniences of picking up a few things at the grocery store on the way home. The store will sell wine by the glass and beer on tap. It has a Starbucks, a grill that will prepare burgers and sandwiches, a sushi bar, outdoor seating, self checkout, underground parking and electric car charging.Dallas-based HKS designed the project with access in mind. Tenants can stop in directly from a lobby and on the way to their SUV in the parking garage. There's also drive-up-and-go access. Plus, Tom Thumb will deliver to The Union tenants. Whole Foods Market opened the first Uptown grocery store on McKinney Ave. in 2015 and Central Market is planning to open in a new development on the site of the closed Albertsons on McKinney and Lemmon. The grocery store spacing seems to be about right, doesn't it. Even in Uptown, it seems people still drive to the grocery store or at least want that option.Twitter: @MariaHalkias  Continue reading...

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