Maria Halkias, The Dallas Morning News

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The Dallas Morning News

Dallas, TX, United States

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Past articles by Maria:

California garden center Green Acres Nursery & Supply comes to Texas

Green Acres Nursery & Supply is making a big leap from its home state of California into Texas with its first store in Irving. More stores are in the... → Read More

Dallas approves Sprouts Farmers Market in North Oak Cliff

About 89% of the 1,480 neighbors living within three miles said they wanted a grocery store on the site, but with design changes from what was first proposed... → Read More

Three D-FW malls make push to attract locally-owned minority retailers

While the program also helps fill empty spaces in malls, “that’s not why we did it,” said Michelle Isabel of Brookfield. The point is to “bring diversity to... → Read More

Walmart expanding health clinics to more states including Texas

The clinics accept insurance, but also list prices for customers without it. A lipid lab test is $29. Family counseling is $72 per session and a pap smear is $5... → Read More

Dallas-based Mizzen+Main plans to open more Texas stores

Mezzin+Main is also stepping up its golf apparel business. It’s sponsoring caddies and golfers on the PGA tour and its moisture wicking polos will be in the... → Read More

Mall owner backs out of plans for paid parking at D-FW shopping center

In Texas, malls and shopping centers have acres and acres of free parking, but that’s not true everywhere. The largest U.S. mall operator Simon Property Group... → Read More

Tom Thumb has plans to build a store in Forney

Tom Thumb has disclosed plans to the state to build its first store in fast-growing Forney. → Read More

Dallas retailer Coco & Dash free to put blue and white checks on a sofa

A court battle for mother-and-daughter shop owners, Teddie and Coutney Garrigan, with luxury Swedish mattress maker Hastens is over. → Read More

H-E-B plans to hire 700 for its McKinney store

Two new H-E-B stores opened late last year. Four more - incuding McKinney - are under construction and additional land was recently purchased for future... → Read More

Walmart’s highest-ranking black exec who led during a big D-FW expansion is retiring

Several Walmart stores opened in the Dallas city limits during Dacona Smith’s tenure over D-FW from I-35 and Ledbetter to Midway and LBJ Freeway. → Read More

Spanish fashion retailer Mango coming to Galleria Dallas, Frisco’s Stonebriar

Mango’s U.S. expansion comes as mall-based apparel retailers such as Gap closed dozens of stores during the pandemic and others such as Christopher & Banks... → Read More

Ralph Lauren moving out of its long time space at Highland Park Village

The move includes a Ralph Lauren Home store in the Knox Street area. Ralph Lauren has 14 other stores in Texas, and all but one at the Houston Galleria are... → Read More

Uptown Dallas’ luxury retailer Stanley Korshak has big plans that include a café

Annual sales reached $50 million for the first time last year and owner Crawford Brock believes there’s potential to reach $75 million over the next five years. → Read More

A decade later, the Dallas Farmers Market is more things to more people

Spectrum Properties bought the neglected end of downtown from the city of Dallas in 2013 as part of an agreement to redevelop it. → Read More

City Futsal is the redeveloped Dallas Farmers Market’s tucked-away draw

The City Futsal winter league schedule includes a whopping 175 youth teams and 80 adult teams, amid a setting where the downtown Dallas skyline is the backdrop. → Read More

Walmart offers its Austin remote tech workers desks in downtown Dallas

If they can pry themselves out of Austin, Walmart employees who made up an Austin tech hub can keep their jobs and still live in Texas. → Read More

Neiman Marcus to cut 100 corporate jobs and others throughout the luxe chain

The layoffs don’t violate an agreement with the city about the company’s move to Cityplace. That agreement requires 35% of the retailer’s corporate staff to... → Read More

Dallas retailer Tuesday Morning to close half its stores including 24 in Texas

Dallas retailer Tuesday Morning is planning to close more than half of its 487 stores in 40 states including two dozen in Texas. The company, which filed for... → Read More

Dallas off-price retailer Tuesday Morning files for a second bankruptcy

While the retailer successfully reorganized in 2020, it has since struggled with declining sales. It plans to close some stores in “low-traffic regions.” → Read More

Some CVS stores are closing in Dallas-Fort Worth neighborhoods

The drugstore chain says it has been “evaluating changes in population, consumer buying patterns and future health needs,” but declined to say how many local... → Read More