Tom Thumb says it’s growing with Dallas-Fort Worth and will start construction on two stores next week, its firsts in both Forney and Waxahachie.
Both stores are expected to open in summer 2024 and each will have an in-store Starbucks, pharmacy drive-through and grocery pick-up area.
It’s the first time in the supermarket brand’s 75 years in North Texas that it has had two groundbreakings in the same day, said Wes Jackson, president of Tom Thumb. “North Texas is experiencing tremendous growth and Tom Thumb, D-FW’s grocer since 1948, is committed to growing along with it.”
Tom Thumb is building a third new store in Frisco and recently signed on to build a store as part of the redevelopment of RedBird. In recent years, it opened stores in Uptown Dallas and just east of downtown near Deep Ellum and remodeled several others.
The Forney and Waxahachie stores will have bakery, deli, meat and seafood counters, along with produce and floral areas.
Dallas-based Malouf Interests is building a 60,000-square-foot Tom Thumb-anchored shopping center at 435 S. FM 548 in Forney.
“We had a vision for a first-class grocery store in this location five years ago,” said Matthew MacConnell, president of Malouf Interests. “With the area’s explosive growth, Tom Thumb is a welcome and much-needed amenity.”
Fort Worth-based Horton TX LLC is building a 59,000-square-foot Tom Thumb in Waxahachie on a parcel with space for additional retail at 180 E. North Grove Blvd.
“Developing in Texas has its challenges but entering a rapidly expanding market such as the city of Waxahachie with a client like Tom Thumb, makes the job that much more special,” said Horton TX president Robert Horton.