Get ready for another grand opening in Southlake as the new Fresh Market store prepares to open it’s doors at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 14th. The 25,000-square-foot grocery is located right next to the new REI in the Park Village Shopping Center at Southlake Boulevard and Carroll Avenue.
Fresh Market is just one of many stores slated to open this year. The City of Southlake continues to flourish with new construction and lots of new businesses cropping up one by one. Other businesses that are coming to Park Village include Luke’s Locker, Potbelly, RA Sushi, Gloria’s restaurant, The Lash Lounge, and Gigi’s Cupcakes just to name a few.
What can you expect to find at Fresh Market? The store sells high-quality, distinctive foods. The Southlake store’s grand opening will include chef demonstrations and drawings, and the store’s first 1,000 customers will get a shopping tote with a coffee sample.
Getting to the new Fresh Market store will be easy. Simply look for one of three entrances into the new Park Village Shopping Center from Southlake Boulevard, Tower Boulevard or Carroll Avenue. In addition, the Office of Traffic Management will have extra police officers patrolling the area to ensure shoppers have easy access into and out of the new shopping center.
Some of the stores in Park Village are still under construction but there should be ample designated parking spaces available. Patrol Lieutenant Ashleigh Douglas says, “Our goal is to keep traffic congestion to a minimum and to ensure that drivers do not park illegally; thereby blocking access to emergency vehicles.”
Fresh Market is one of several market concept grocery stores in Northeast Tarrant County. In Southlake it joins Central Market just down the street and Trader Joe’s, which is expected to open February 20th at Southlake Town Square.
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UPDATE July 18, 2014
Park Village development contractors will be pouring concrete for the Carroll Avenue widening and deceleration lanes between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Monday, July 21st and Tuesday, July 22nd. Lanes closed during this work will be reopened by 7:00 a.m. both days.
Original Post June 6, 2014
Motorists driving by S. Carroll Avenue and Southlake Boulevard (FM 1709) will undoubtedly notice the new construction happening at this intersection. What many may not know is that once construction is finished this section of S. Carroll Avenue and Southlake Boulevard will be home to a new, 185,000 sq. ft. shopping center called Park Village.
New businesses mean new jobs and new development indicates a thriving economy. Unfortunately, it also means temporary inconveniences due to construction activity. With that in mind, motorists should be aware of the upcoming road construction on S. Carroll Avenue.
On June 9th, the Park Village contractor will begin Phase 1 of a two phase project meant to aide in the preparation of Park Villages’ scheduled fall 2014 opening. Construction on both phases is expected to last for approximately 60 days and includes:
To facilitate traffic flow through the construction area, traffic will be shifted so that motorists will have access to one northbound lane and two southbound lanes of S. Carroll Avenue. Delays are expected once the traffic switch goes into effect and it is advised that motorists seek alternate routes.
The City greatly appreciates driver co-operation during the construction process and City staff is working with the contractor to minimize the impact of the construction on upcoming City activities, such as the City’s Stars and Stripes event on July 3rd. In fact, construction on this section of S. Carroll Avenue will be suspended completely on July 3rd and 4th to ensure that there are as few disruptions as possible for this event.
The City of Southlake is committed to providing residents with progress reports on the S. Carroll Avenue construction via the City’s Facebook, Twitter, and DPS webpages. So please check these sources for periodic updates. If you have questions specific to the construction, please contact Alex Ayala, P.E. at 817-748-8274.