We know Trader Joe’s is coming to Dallas, but where?

A story in the September Lake Highlands Advocate explores the state of retail development in that neighborhood.

Some Lake Highlands residents in the last couple of months put vast amounts of energy (and probably some money for signage and such) into landing a Trader Joe’s at Lake Highlands Town Center — campaigning, setting up Facebook pages and organizing petition-signing events — but a spokesperson basically told our reporter Meghan Riney that all the wooing, rallying and Facebook ‘liking’ in the world won’t affect Trader Joe’s decisions.

Some reliable real estate experts speculated a while ago to reporter Keri Mitchell that Trader Joe’s would most certainly begin its Dallas occupation in Preston Hollow.

Deep-throat Trader Joe’s informants reportedly told Teresa Gubbins of Pegasus News that a Preston Hollow location is a “done deal”. They also told her that a rumored Greenville Avenue location ain’t going to happen (which our Jeff Siegel has actually reported time and again), and they confirmed (as did the official Trader Joe’s spokesperson on record to us) that no Lake Highlands locations are planned.

However, if said sources are accurate, Lake Highlands is in luck, because the location they are naming is just across the expressway from Lake Highlands at Walnut Hill west of Central.

Mind you, not everyone thinks Trader Joe’s is all that great, and East Dallas already has some great grocers — Central Market, Whole Foods, Newflower and Natural Grocers, to name a few.


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