First Trader Joe’s, then Walmart, now Green Grocer coming to Lower Greenville

Apparently Lower Greenville is the place to be for grocery stores.

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.

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  • Annette Krausse

    “Then the news came earlier this year” about WalMart (?).  Including myself, many I’ve spoken to had no idea. Others had simply “heard a rumor”.  The majority of residents I’ve spoken to, in the immediate and surrounding areas, aren’t only not very supportive of the new WalMart market location, but irritated because they felt it was kept too quiet, particularly considering the broad coverage rcvd. by Trader Joes, the LG street improvements and rezoning.  I’m irritated too.

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  • LDR4

    Excellent! Ive wanted a nice market on that stretch.

  • Jason

    Where are you supposed to park to go to this store?  That area of Greenville Ave is already sorely lacking in parking.

  • sunnyB

    as an OC resident, I haver serious grocery store envy…

  • Bryons

    Does anyone still think Trader Joe’s is going to open on Greenville?  

  • Clay

    at this point

  • Idodallas

    As much as I like the low pricing Walmart sets for the market I hope it doesn’t bring problems to our area.

  • hmm

    At what point do you reach grocery store over-saturation?