Dallas Provides $5.8M Tax Incentive for Grocer
They call the area in South Dallas a food desert. Few, if any grocery stores. The Dallas City Council recognized that, and approved a $5.8 million incentive plan to bring a full-service Tom Thumb to southern Dallas.
The grant package will support the development of a 50,000-square-foot grocery store in RedBird Mall. The supermarket will be located on the southeast corner of Camp Wisdom and Westmoreland Roads across from the new Palladium Apartments. The store will create a minimum of 90 jobs. Customers will be able to shop online and have items delivered or scheduled for pick up.
The package also includes a five-year business property tax abatement and requires RedBird to spend at least $12 million on the building and site. Tom Thumb’s upgrades to the location are estimated to be at least $5 million.
The RedBird redevelopment aims to be a 107-acre mall property which will house restaurants, apartments, office spaces, entertainment and green space once it’s complete.