At the end of 2011, we learned that Trader Joe’s would open on Lower Greenville just south of Belmont. Then came the news earlier this year that Walmart would open a neighborhood market right across the street.
The latest newcomer is Chicago-based Green Grocer, which is moving into the corner space at 3416 Greenville, right across the street from Gloria’s and Cafe Izmir. The store already has a presence on Facebook and Twitter, and says that it is shooting for a late summer/early fall opening.
Green Grocer has only a single store in Chicago, so the 3,500-square-foot store in Dallas would bring it to a grand total of two. As a comparison, the neighborhood market Walmart is constructing further south on Greenville will be nearly ten times bigger at 34,000 square feet, and will be the chain’s thirty-millionth location. (Sorry, Walmart, but if you’re going to call yourself a “neighborhood market,” we have to take a bit of umbrage. And yes, thirty-millionth is an exaggeration — it’s closer to thirty-nine-hundredth.)
On its website, Green Grocer describes itself as “an intimate, neighborhood market that features organically grown, locally produced food products and specialty items.” On its Twitter feed, the store is asking Dallasites to email their suggestions for local farms, growers, producers and vendors.