Major retail complex planned for old Steakley Chevrolet site

High Point Center. Ainbinder Co.
High Point Center. Ainbinder Co.
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The corner of Abrams and Northwest Highway – formerly home to Steakley Chevrolet – will soon become a major retail complex to be called High Point Center. The site, which stretches 13 acres almost to Skillman, was recently purchased by Houston-based developer Ainbinder Co.

According to a story in the Dallas Morning News, owner Michael Ainbinder has redeveloped former auto dealerships in Houston and calls this parcel “great real estate.” Though no leases have yet been signed, big box and junior anchor retailers are expected for the 160-170,000 square feet of total space.

Steakley Chevrolet, which opened in 1962 on the site, closed in early 2008. Since then it’s been an eyesore, hosting Dallas Furniture Mart for a while in the showroom and a variety of occasional vendors in the parking lot.

No date was given for the start of construction.

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  • toklas69

    Or maybe LA Fitness will continue with overtaking of the Dallas shopping center scene…

  • observist

    Zoning is city-imposed land-use restriction. The city doesn’t own the land, but they’re the only ones that can re-zone it.

  • observist

    Or they could just use the existing “Used Cars” shack and make it a Crossfit.

  • Spud

    I don’t think you understand how zoning works. The city doesn’t own this land. It’s not theirs to rezone.

  • Spud

    “that the community can access”–What does that even mean? By joining Lifetime Fitness?

  • Cd

    What is it with people and lifetime fitness?

  • EastDallasGirl

    Needs to be a Lifetime Fitness with great pool that the community can access!

  • guest

    The irony. The city wants us to “think big” and “world class” but yet we get the same decades old way of thinking whether it’s a shopping center, bland apartment complex or toll road.

  • lakewoodhobo

    Seems to be what people around here wanted. I personally don’t care that much, but the proposed shopping center w/ pad sites is just boring.

  • dallasmay

    Bleh. Our land deserves higher use than this. The city should rezone it to promote higher land use than 75% asphalt.

  • dallasmay

    What is it with people and Costco?

  • lakewoodhobo

    This should’ve been a COSTCO. How disappointing.