Category Archives: Business

New Walmart Supercenter on Highway 161 opens

Walmart Store Manager Brandy Magana cuts the ribbon to open the new Walmart at 2650 S Highway 161. ©Bob Fitch – 2017

A new Walmart Supercenter opened at 2650 S Highway 161 in Grand Prairie on Wednesday morning bringing a broad assortment of fresh groceries and general merchandise at everyday low prices, a full-service pharmacy, fuel station and more.

Great American Cookies giving away a free Birthday Cake Cookie in celebration of tax day

Thanks to Great American Cookies®, one thing you won’t be exempt from this Tax Day is a free serving of sweetness. The national gourmet cookie shop will continue its annual Tax Day tradition by offering a free Birthday Cake Cookie to customers who stop by participating stores in the Dallas area on Tuesday, April 18.

IKEA announces plans to install solar atop future Grand Prairie store

File photo – ©Bob Fitch – 2017

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to install solar atop its future Grand Prairie, TX store opening Fall 2017 as the company’s second Dallas-Fort Worth-area store. Panel installation will begin this summer, with completion expected in early Fall for what will be the fourth IKEA solar array in the State of Texas.

MetroTex Association of Realtor celebrates 100th anniversary with tree planting at Loyd Park

(L-R) MetroTex CEO Rich Thomas, MetroTex President James Martin, Grand Prairie City Councilmember Lila Thorn, MetroTex 100th Celebration Chair Eloise Martin, Grand Prairie Mayor Pro Tem Jorja Clemson and Grand Prairie Parks & Recreation Department Horticulturalists, Photo courtesy MetroTex

On Saturday, April 1, more than a hundred people came to Loyd Park at Joe Pool Lake to help celebrate MetroTex Association of Realtors’®, the fourth largest realtor association in the U.S., 100th anniversary of helping people find homes across North Texas, with a tree planting ceremony and community tree giveaway.