Oh Where Oh Where to Shop? Favorite Grocery Store is leaving Highland Park Village.. Can you believe it?

Tom Thumb to Leave Highland Park Village

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Tom Thumb plans to close its Highland Park Village store in the next 12  months, the grocery chain announced today.

“We have enjoyed being in Highland Park Village over the years, but the store  is small and outmoded by today’s supermarket standards, with no opportunity for  on-site expansion,” Tom Thumb president Paul McTavish said in a news  release.

According to a timeline  on the Highland Park Village website, the store opened in 1935 as a Safeway.  As you may have heard this week, Safeway is in talks with potential buyers.

Those talks are not mentioned in today’s news release, which says the  Highland Park Village store is only 18,500 square feet, while the average Tom  Thumb is 46,000 square feet. The release also points out that there is a larger  Tom Thumb about 1.5 miles to the northwest, at Inwood Road and University  Boulevard.

Still, this news may crush Tom Thumb’s loyal customers in Highland Park. Last  August, we reported that Sally Cullum Holmes, daughter and niece of the chain’s  founders, still frequents the soon-to-be-shuttered store.

“That’s where I shop, and that’s where my pharmacy is,” Holmes said. “It’s  small, but it’s a friendly place where you see everybody you know. So it still  has that kind of hometown feeling.”

There was no word on what type of tenant Highland Park Village might pursue  to replace Tom Thumb. Stephen Summers, the Village’s director of leasing, is in  Europe and not available for comment. But the news release did include this  statement from him:

“Tom Thumb has been an excellent tenant and great neighbor for us. We  understand and respect their decision to leave Highland Park Village to better  compete in this marketplace.”

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Original post By Dan  KollerFeb. 21, 2014 | 4:10 pm from Park Cities People

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Ask Victoria Barr, and she will tell you that "to know Dallas is to love Dallas.” And she would like to be the one to show it to you.Primarily specializing in the luxury markets of the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Devoonshire, Bluffview, Lakewood, Uptown, and downtown Dallas, Southlake and Westlake. Victoria Barr de Quinones is an award-winning leader in the real estate industry. “People ask me what areas I represent, but truly what I represent are my clients,” she says. “I work in any area that helps them meet their real estate goals, whether its schools, price point, style, location, or investment strategy.”
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