Trader Joe’s is moving into Texas. Central Market is opening a fifth DFW store at Preston-Royal. Timbercreek Crossing will open for business sometime this fall.

How, if at all, does this affect the Lake Highlands Town Center?

That’s what we discuss on this week’s podcast, including the retail philosophy behind the big-box, national retail-centered Timbercreek development (and potential security and traffic issues when Sam’s and Walmart open) and the as-of-now blank slate that is the Town Center. Will Prescott Realty go big or small with its grocer anchor? Does the clamor for the former Borders at Preston-Royal mean anything in terms of what might happen at Walnut Hill-Audelia? Is there any chance that a small grocer at the Town Center might lead the way for a dominance of smaller, more “neighborhood” boutiques at the mixed-use site?

We don’t know for certain, but we discuss the options and likelihoods (and our own hopes, with fingers crossed).

By the way, if you want to be among the first to know what’s happening at the Lake Highlands Town Center, make sure to sign up for our new enewsletter with Town Center updates, straight into your email inbox. If you sign up by May 15, you’ll be able to preview a story on the Town Center’s Watercrest Park before it is published in the June Advocate.

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