Next Big Futures, the company that is developing the Dallas Mall and the Dallas Farmers Market, has announced plans to open a major retail outlet in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area next month.
The chain, which is the largest privately held grocery retailer in the United States, has already opened stores in Austin, Houston, and Nashville, but it plans to expand its footprint in Dallas this summer.
The Dallas location will be located at the new Target on Westheimer, a 1,300-space, 4,600-square-foot, multi-use complex that opened last year.
In addition to Walmart, Next Big Markets plans to debut its own line of online grocery delivery services in the summer.
This year, the chain is partnering with Big Fish, a Houston-based chain of restaurants that sells seafood, as well as Kroger, the largest grocery retailer by revenue in the country.
Big Fish has a presence in Texas with stores in Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, and also in Atlanta, Chicago and San Diego.
The Dallas-area store will be built by Dallas-based company, Dallas-Sugar Land Partners, which also is the operator of the Sugar Land Plaza Mall in Sugar Land.
The company is leasing space in the new building, which will be called the Dallas Walmart Supercenter.
The project will cost $1.2 billion and open in late 2018, according to a news release.
Next Big Market plans to launch in the area in 2020.
A spokesperson for the company told Next BigFuture that it is “excited” about opening its Dallas store and that it plans “to grow our presence in the state.”