It has been a year since the Dallas City Council approved construction of not one but two big-box stores at the southwest corner of Midway and LBJ. An Advocate reader snapped this photo of the now vacant spot.

The apartments and strip shopping center that formerly occupied the site have been razed to make way for the 180,00 square foot Walmart and 136,000 square foot Sam’s Club set to open in early 2015.

In a meeting back in January 2013, Glen Meadow Estates neighbors weren’t thrilled about the idea but welcomed the departure of the two apartment complexes that had become a haven for crime.

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