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Coming Soon To Lubbock

*Disclaimer: As much as we would like to think that we are all-knowing and powerful, we do not have 100% confirmation on these businesses. Some businesses back out, some take years to decide if they want to build. We have tried to confirm as many dates and places as possible! Enjoy!

The most recent updates will have *** next to them!  Check out these pictures of the businesses coming soon. They were taken on 3/30/14.
As of 04/10/2014


Twisted Root Burger

Source and confirmed on Twitter

Location: Likely to be in Northpark near Alamo Drafthouse.

Opening: Sometime in 2014.

The Plaza
Amarillo-based Mexican food joint.

Location: Canyon West near the Milwaukee Corridor. Opening TBA

***Blue Oasis
Italian ice and ice cream shop. It will be located on 82nd and Slide, next to Caprock Cafe.

Opening: April 2014



Location: Glenna Goodacre. Second location will open on 82nd and Milwaukee in the near future.

Opening: NOW OPEN on Glenna Goodacre. 

Hurricane Grill & Wings
411 University. Are with Ruby Tequilas, Spoonful, etc.. Construction has begun as of 3/24/14
Opening: Spring 2014

h/t: Amanda Elms

Pure Water Ice and Tea Co.
Source: Went to the store and asked!
A LITL fav is opening up its second location! It is currently located at 82nd and Indiana. They have a variety of teas, coffees, water, and ice! The second location will be at 4th and Frankford.

Opening: Late spring, early summer 2014. The sign is now up!

Nick’s Sports Bar and Grill

Second location opening up near the Overton Hotel. The current location is at 98th and Quaker. Construction will begin soon.

h/t Dexapedia

Red Robin

The rumors have circulated but we did not want to confirm until something was set in stone. They did in fact receive their permit to build at 4805 S. Loop 289 (near Chuy’s and Longhorn Steakhouse). Construction has begun. Moving right along!

Opening: Mid Spring 2014. Sign is up!

La Madeline French Bistro

2nd location will be in South Lubbock on 98th or 82nd street (Speculative. Not 100% set in stone yet)

NOW OPEN on 19th and Quaker! Check out full review here.

***Jersey Mike’s Subs

Location and open date TBA

Steak ‘n Shake


Location: e! Lubbock is expected to have 2-3 locations in the next couple of years. 2nd location will be on the SE corner of 98th and Slide. Construction to begin mid summer 2014. For the 3rd possible location, they are scouting shopping center spaces on University between 19th and the Marsh Sharp Freeway(across from Tech).  This location, if they decide to move forward, will be a Steak n Shake Signature restaurant,  The SnS Signatures are smaller and have a limited menu.  They also serve alcohol unlike the large Classic Steak n Shakes. (*this can change*)

Opening: NOW OPEN!, 11am-11pm. Eventually will be 24 hour operation.

***Dunkin’ Donuts


First location will be on 79th and University. The 2nd/3rd location will be in central Lubbock and the 2nd/3rd location will be on 79th and Milwaukee.

Opening: Late 2014 for Milwaukee location. Either late 2014 or early 2015 for central Lubbock location. The University location construction is moving quickly. Looks like the frame is just about finished.

Opening May 13th, 2014 at University location.

h/t Scott M.

Red Mango

Location: Quaker & 19th St shopping center - same as La Madeline.

Opening: TBA

***Qdoba Mexican Grill

Location: Canyon West Shopping Center.  Will be located where Sweet Sassy was located.

Opening: Around May/June. The sign is up!

Cowboy Chicken

Location: Off Quaker and the Loop (near Casa Ole)…Not 100% set in stone, but looking VERY likely.

Opening: Second quarter of 2014.

h/t: Brittany S.

South House Grill & Bakery

Location: 8217 University Ave (where the old new Zookini’s was)

Opening: TBD. Trying to get more information.

h/t: Keith W. and ehfranco

Jorge’s Mexican Bar & Grill

Location: Just north of 82nd and Milwaukee, close to where Freddy’s is being built.

Opening: TBA

h/t Sam G.


North Park

Location: Slide and N. Loop 289

Sonic, CVS, Subway/IHOP, United Supermarkets, Alamo Drafthouse, Twisted Root Burger

***The Hub


Location: 7320 Milwaukee Ave

Opening: TBA. They are moving dirt!

10/24 update from Scott Womack of Coldwell Banker Commercial: “We’ve changed the name of the center to “The Hub” which should immediately resonate with residents of Lubbock as the city has been referred to as “The Hub City” for 60+ years. We also gave the center a design that is much more contemporary in nature. Construction on the center should begin in the next 30-60 days with an 2nd Q 2014 delivery date for tenants.”


La Pointe


Location: 98th & Slide

Opening: TBA

Now Leasing: Current tenants are Live Oak Animal Hospital, Subway, Nail salon,

West End


Location: 34th and Loop 289

Open air concept. Pending tenants. Anchor stores will be Cabela’s and Costco.

Overton Crossing

Location: 1900 Glenna Goodacre Blvd.

Opening: Construction should be completed by the first quarter of 2014.

Retail shopping center.

Terra North

Location: 502 Milwaukee Avenue (Corner of 4th Street & Milwaukee)

Opening: TBA

Retail shopping center. Across from the United Express.

North Star

Location: 400 N. Utica & Erskine

Opening: TBA

Retail shopping center. Near the Heart Hospital.

Peoria and Marsha Sharp Freeway
(right down the road from Bigham’s BBQ on 19th)

People have asked so we have inquired. The builder said it will be two retail stores and a bank. They cannot release any specifics yet.



H-E-B Grocery Store

Source 114th and Quaker H-E-B has purchased land. No plans to build as of now.

Possible rumors of HEB, Trader Joe’s, or Whole Foods opening up around 66th and Milwaukee.


The electronic and appliances chain will be opening in the Canyon West Shopping Center. Will be building near Burlington Coat Factory in about 6 months.

Opening: Could be late 2014, but likely in 2015. As of March 27, construction has begun.


Costco shopping area.

Opening of Summer 2014. The commercial building permit has been approved and construction has started and they are now hiring!

6710 Milwaukee

Opening TBA: Pending city approval

Very speculative at this point, but they did confirm on Twitter that they may be looking for locations! “@lbkintheloop Unfortunately it’s not on our current grand opening list. It’s possible we’re exploring a location there. Fingers crossed!”


Alamo Drafthouse

Source and Source

Location: N. Slide Road & Loop 289. That area will also include a shopping center and outdoor dining options.

Opening: April 25th!

Arbor Inn Hotel
6401 62nd Street

Opening TBA

Home2 Suites by Hilton

Canyon West Shopping area. In front of Main Event and Arbor Inn – on the SE corner of Spur 327 and Milwaukee.

Opening: TBA

Courtyard Marriott Hotel

Source Marsha Sharp Freeway and University area No open dates have been announced, but the building process has started. Raise the roof! Getting closer to finishing.

Springhill Suites Marriott


Hilton Garden Inn


Performing Arts Center

Source Marsha Sharp Freeway and Ave L $45 million must be raised by December 2017 for the city to complete their deal – giving the new Center the 5-acre lot.


George H. W. Bush Baseball Hall of Fame


Groundbreaking in June 2014.



Bodyworks Gym

Location: 82nd and Milwaukee area, near the Walmart.

There is a big sign for it but cannot confirm details as of now.

Regal Medical Group
8214 Milwaukee
Sorry folks, don’t get too excited! Many have asked what is going in next to McDonald’s off of 82nd and Milwaukee… this is it.

Rumor Patrol:

Anthropologie | No plans

Burgers, Fries & Cherry Pies | Two locations: 4th & Milwaukee and somewhere on Quaker | No confirmed plans… sometime in the future (h/t Josh H.)

Casa Ole | 4th Street – CLOSED: Sold to a Dallas investment company. Waiting for additional information!

Cheesecake Factory | No plans

Eskimo Hut | Looking in Lubbock, but no location confirmed

Fry’s Electronics | No plans

Ikea | No plans

Nordstrom | Via Twitter: No plans

Macy’s | Via Twitter: Say that have no plans. Have had rumors of them moving in near Cabelas.

Marie Callender’s | Not planning on building right now.

P.F. Chang’s | No plans

Panera Bread | No plans

Pappadeaux (66th and Milwaukee) | We have contacted Pappadeaux corporate. Via Twitter: No plans.

Saltgrass Steakhouse | We have contacted Landry’s Inc. Awaiting response.

Urban Outfitters | No plans

Whole Foods | Looking at Southwest Lubbock.

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