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Old 02-01-2012, 09:08 AM
 
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i guess you want the place to go out of business quick, or make sure they are closed by dark
Get out much?
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:20 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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*cough* Lavaca *cough*. Seriously though, it's the perfect type of store for Southtown/Downtown. Lavaca has the space for a new store, including parking. Location on Durango is accessible by foot for downtown/Southtown residents, and easily accessible via car for suburbanites, given its proximity to the highway. And no traffic nightmare. Win-Win for all!


One can dream.

Honestly, if it was located in Southtown, I'd shop there 2-3x per week. If it's in Stone Oak probably almost never, as I'm not a die hard fan. If it's in AH/Quarry area, I'd probably go there as often (or not) as Whole Foods (1x/2 months or so).
Lavaca is a great idea! Downtown would finally have a grocery store within walking distance. Not only that but it's unexpected. Most people probably think it's going in the Quarry or somewhere in the suburbs. Having it so close to downtown would be a surprise.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Agree with &heart and Chaka. Perhaps HEB would be encouraged to build downtown once a "competitor" does it first? (Not that I'm all for HEB going in and doing their thing in Southtown, but it could help encourage residential growth...)

--Dim
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:28 AM
 
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Agree with &heart and Chaka. Perhaps HEB would be encouraged to build downtown once a "competitor" does it first? (Not that I'm all for HEB going in and doing their thing in Southtown, but it could help encourage residential growth...)

--Dim

The problem is that HEB (and the city) keep focusing on downtown proper and cite insufficient residents to support a store. Southtown, however, has more than enough residents to support a store on its own, and a location there is still convenient to downtown (walkable, bikeable). And, the community is ripe for a TJ-style store, much moreso than a mega HEB which is where HEB management has been going.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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Lavaca is a great idea! Downtown would finally have a grocery store within walking distance. Not only that but it's unexpected. Most people probably think it's going in the Quarry or somewhere in the suburbs. Having it so close to downtown would be a surprise.
And that location doesn't really have the parking or accessibility issues (one way streets/heavy traffic) that scares people away from downtown.

I doubt it'll happen, but I'd like to be proven wrong!
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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And that location doesn't really have the parking or accessibility issues (one way streets/heavy traffic) that scares people away from downtown.

I doubt it'll happen, but I'd like to be proven wrong!
Very true. I hadn't really thought about that.

One can always hope!
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Agreed, Chaka. I guess (as a misguided suburbanite) I lump Southtown into Downtown...but I stand corrected in that what I mean is that TJ in Southtown area would be a great start towards getting the area out of the grocery wasteland.

--Dim
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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Thought y'all might be interested in
this thread and this post and this excerpt specifically from the Dallas Forum --
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I don't want to buy just now,as I could end up opening another TJ's location somewhere else in the state...Austin,Houston and San Antonio are all getting a TJ's within the next 18 months(10+ stores by the end of 2013 in Texas)
-- straight from the "horse's mouth", so to speak!
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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thought y'all might be interested in this thread and this post and this excerpt specifically from the dallas forum --
-- straight from the "horse's mouth", so to speak!
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:37 PM
 
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Get out much?
all the time. but i wouldn't let my wife go to that area at night by herself.

%12+ vacancy rate. and avg $330 per month. yah i'm really sure business's are just dyeing to get in that area


not to mention the crime rate

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