Trader JoesThat’s according to CultureMap’s Teresa Gubbins, who reports that Cantina Laredo will close this coming Sunday, March 24, and Trader Joe’s will take its place sometime in 2014.

No confirmation from Trader Joe’s, of course, which is traditionally tight-lipped about its store openings. Gubbins notes that “a company representative refused to comment, as per usual. But numerous sources at Inwood Village confirmed that TJ’s would be moving in.” Her story includes a rendering of Inwood Village with a circle indicating the chunk of retail space Trader Joe’s will likely take over, including Susan Saffron Fine Jewelry and the former Turtletique.

It’s no surprise to real estate experts that Trader Joe’s intends to saturate the Preston Hollow area. Another Trader Joe’s will be located on the northwest corner of Walnut Hill and Central Expressway in the future Preston Hollow Village development. Two more Dallas stores have been announced: one on Knox and another on Lower Greenville, which is currently under construction.

Of Cantina Laredo, Gubbins points out that though the restaurant is only 10 years old, “the location has a long history as a restaurant, for more than 63 years. Prior to Cantina Laredo, it was the Mexican restaurant Casa Rosa. It started out as an El Chico in June 1949, when it was one of the original three tenants of the Inwood Village shopping center.”


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