DALLAS—Weitzman’s management division this fall will begin the major renovation of Meadow Central Market, one of the oldest grocery-anchored retail centers in North Dallas. Meadow Central Market, a community retail center located at 10455 N. Central Expressway at its intersection with Meadow Road, opened during the 1970s to serve the then newly growing residential areas of North Dallas along the US-75 corridor.
The 108,778-square-foot center is anchored by Tom Thumb with a mix of neighborhood retail including CVS Pharmacy, a variety of fast-casual and full-service restaurants, personal services, pet care and more. Tom Thumb is completely renovating and modernizing its store at Meadow Central with new flooring, fixtures, lighting and new and enhanced specialty departments including floral and bakery.
Meadow Central boasts visibility and access from both Central Expressway and Meadow Road and serves the bustling office, commercial and residential corridor along Central and the surrounding North Dallas neighborhoods.
“Meadow Central Market’s success over these many decades is a testament to the location’s strengths, which allow the center’s retailers to continue to serve an established, affluent residential area,” said Weitzman’s Jennifer Chandler, asset manager for the project. “Additionally, with the growth of nearby infill residential communities, both single- and multi-family, Meadow Central today serves one of the densest residential trade areas in the Dallas market. With this renovation, which will upgrade almost every aspect of the center, Weitzman is making a major investment to ensure the center continues as a retail and community destination for years to come.”
The strength of the Meadow Central Market trade area can be seen in its demographics, which report more than 170,700 people with an average household income of approximately $127,000 within a three-mile trade area. The three-mile radius also reports a daytime population of more than 210,000; retailers view daytime population counts as a key factor for driving traffic throughout the day.
New residential developments peripheral to Meadow Central Market are driving increased population growth in the trade area. These new projects include The Domain at Midpark, The Legacy Midtown Park, The Mark at Midpark, The Nash and others.
The renovation, scheduled for completion in early 2022, is designed to build on Meadow Central’s long-term success by adding a new façade, signage, landscaping, parking and security and accent LED lighting to the center. In addition, the center will receive raised identification towers and lifestyle elements, including seating, arbors, green space and other pedestrian-friendly enhancements.
Meadow Central Market is anchored by a 29,121-square-foot Tom Thumb grocery store. In addition to Tom Thumb, the center features a popular tenant mix that includes national, regional and local concepts, including CVS, Edible Arrangements, The UPS Store, Centrum Health, Gabriela & Sofia’s Tex-Mex, Sylvan Learning Center, Preston Royal Animal Clinic, Ephesus Mediterranean Grill, Studio Salon Suites and several others.
The architect for the remodel is Hodges & Associates. Chandler is directing the renovation on behalf of the center’s ownership, and Chas Fisher, director of D-FW Construction with Weitzman, will oversee construction of the shopping center remodeling project.
Weitzman’s Emilie Gioia Paulson and Blane O’Banion are the project leasing representatives for the center.
Meadow Central is one of the most recent renovations for Weitzman, which operates with a long history of remodeling projects to modernize and improve well-located and well-established centers. Notable renovation projects include Golden Triangle Mall in Denton, Capital Plaza in Austin, Grapevine Towne Center, Fielder Plaza in Arlington, Orchard Village in Lewisville, Pine Hollow in Conroe and numerous others.
Herbert D. Weitzman, executive chairman of Weitzman, noted, “Everything being done is focused on making shopping at Meadow Central Market the best possible experience for our customers. Most notably for the success of our tenants, the first step in our shopper-focused package included a full shopping center digital marketing package, including a website (meadowcentralmarket.com), social media pages, location-enabled retailer outreach programs and center- and tenant-focused promotions.”