Lincoln Property Company has announced that both Fresh Market grocery store and Ace Hardware will be tenants at its Arboretum Village development at Gaston-Garland-Grand. But what else will fill the shopping center’s nearly 80,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space? And what else might open in the strip of Lakewood shopping center Lincoln owns, stretching from Ace Hardware to Beads of Splendor, besides the already moved-in Floss Dental and the soon-to-come Liberty Burger?
The first clues may come from what happens with Lincoln’s other developments around the city. That was the case with Fresh Market, which was first announced as an anchor tenant at Turtle Creek Village, another of Lincoln’s developments. A couple of months later, the news came that Fresh Market would anchor Arboretum Village, too.
In a recent DMN story on Turtle Creek Village, writer Steve Brown noted that “Lincoln is trying to attract a variety of small and medium-size tenants to Turtle Creek Village” and “is talking to some of those same merchants and eateries about other North Texas shopping center redevelopments the company is doing.” In our neighborhood, that includes not only Arboretum Village and Lakewood shopping center, but also the property surrounding Starbucks on Northwest Highway across from Half Price Books.
Lincoln also is part of the team rebuilding Addison’s Village on the Parkway at Belt Line and the Tollway. A 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods and a 12-theater AMC are the two biggest additions to that shopping center announced so far. The “what’s new” page also announces RA Sushi, Pluckers and Zoës Kitchen, which has confirmed it is coming to Lakewood but hasn’t yet named a spot.
Brown’s story quoted Lincoln’s Robert Dozier as saying the developer is “working with three to four signature restaurants” as well as “a great list of tenants … We have close to $250 million of redevelopment work in the D-FW area alone. We are working multiple deals with a lot of the retailers.”
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