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Businesses Coming to Lubbock

The most recent updates will have *** next to them! 
As of 8/20/

Disclaimer: As much as we would like to think that we are all-knowing and powerful, we do not have exact confirmation on some of these businesses… Some businesses back out, some take years to decide if they want to build, and some are hard to track down to get the facts. We are always researching and confirming as many dates and locations as possible! Enjoy!

Food & Drink

Saltgrass Steak House
Location: 6026 Marsha Sharp Freeway

Opening: TBA

Twisted Root Burger Co.
Location: 114th and Quaker

Opening: TBA

Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar
Location: West End

Opening: TBA

More info here.

The Plaza
Location: Canyon West

Opening: End of 2015

Popular Amarillo-based Mexican food restaurant. Updates: 2/23- Per their Amarillo location’s Facebook page, hoping to open doors by the end of 2015.

Twin Peaks
Location: Canyon West

Opening: TBA. After events in Waco, this is up in the air.

Russo’s New York Pizzeria
Location: 19th and Milwaukee

Opening: TBA

Pie Five Pizza

Location: West End

Opening: TBA

Albarran’s Bar & Grill (Jorge’s Mexican Bar & Grill)
Location: Just north of 82nd and Milwaukee, next to Freddy’s.

Opening: Tentatively end of November 2015

Updates: 03/09- Ground broke. 03/08: Name changed from Jorge’s to Albarran’s (the owners’ last name). 02/25- Became part of the Chamber of Commerce. No opening date has been announced. 08/01- Construction has begun.

Aspen Creek
Location: West End

Opening: No solid date as of yet, aiming for September 1, 2015.

Updates: Confirmed. One LITLite spotted a liquor license sign in a vacant lot around that area.

h/t Jon

Hayashi Midtown
Location: 3701 19th Street (formerly Bless Your Heart)

Opening: TBA

Updates: As of 03/12, mixed beverage/food permit has been posted inside window.

h/t Tonja H.

Tikka Shack Indian Grub
Location: Commons West

Opening: Mid to late fall 2015.

The concept is by MasalaWok Indian and Asian restaurant company based out of Plano, TX.

Opening 2nd, 3rd, 4th Stores…

***Slim Chickens
Location: 4511 98th Street between Slide and Quaker (near Blue Sky)

Opening: Tentatively end of 2015

***Eskimo Hut
Location: 54th and Slide (next to Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant)

Opening: Aiming for end of October 2015

West Crust Pizza (recently acquired by the owner of Twisted Root and two partners)
Location: North Slide and Loop 289 (Next to Twisted Root and Alamo Drafthouse)

Opening: Mid-August

Buffalo Wild Wings
Location: Somewhere along 82nd St and Zadar closer to Wolfforth. Construction has started.

Opening: TBA

Cowboy Chicken
Location: Off of Glenna Goodacre and University (2407 9th St, Ste 200) in the old Leonard’s grocery store. It won’t be that entire space, they are going to divide up that space.

Opening: TBA 

h/t: Dexapedia

Two additional locations in Lubbock are planned for 2015, for a total of four locations.

Location: North of Freddy’s and Albarran’s on Milwaukee

Opening: TBA. Construction to begin in the fall.

Steak ‘n Shake


Location: Lubbock is expected to have 2-3 locations in the next couple of years. For the second 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*)

La Madeline French Bistro

Location: Second location will be in South Kingsgate.

Opening: TBA

Location: Commons West

Opening: Late fall 2015

Shopping Centers

North Slide Square

Location: N. Slide and Loop 289

North Slide Square: Alamo Drafthouse, Twisted Root Burger. Coming Soon: West Crust Pizza
N. Slide & Erskine: Sonic, CVS. Further down Loop 289: Subway/IHOP, United Supermarkets.

Esplanade Shopping Center
Location: 52nd & Milwaukee

Opening: End of 2015/early 2016.

Updates: Tenants to include an altitude trampoline, health clinic, 2 national restaurants, 1 local restaurant, upscale furniture store, upscale salon.

The Hub (Phase I)

Location: 7320 Milwaukee Ave

Tenants: Tea2Go, Bella’s Nails & Spa, Chop Chop. Coming Soon: The Lash Lounge, Daisy Dukes.

The Hub (Phase II)
Location: 7320 Milwaukee Ave (South of Phase I)

Tenants: TBA soon. Negotiations are currently underway with several tenants.

This space will feature 32,990 sq. ft. of additional shopping center and restaurant space, including a freestanding building on the outparcel.

West End


Location: 34th and Loop 289

Opening: Open air concept. Anchor stores will be Costco, Cabela’s, HomeGoods, Marshalls. ***In addition to five new pad sites along Loop 289, the next phase will provide over 100,000 additional square feet of retail, restaurants and specialty shops including Nike Factory, Banana Republic Factory, GAP Factory, Skechers Factory, Dress Barn, Charming Charlie, DXL, Torrid, and Aspen Creek, with several others currently in lease discussions. There will also be two hotels with business and conference amenities. The town center portion of the expansion will feature extensive landscaping and a water feature set within a pedestrian streetscape. Initial openings are set for late 2015.

***Current construction (06/22): The big building in the back is Nike Factory; the building to the east of that is Dress Barn/Torrid/Toni&Guy; the building right off the loop will be Chipotle/Pie 5.  GAP Factory to begin construction.

North Star

Location: 400 N. Utica & Erskine

Opening: TBA

Retail shopping center. Near the Heart Hospital.

Peoria and Marsha Sharp Freeway
Location: Right down the road from Bigham’s BBQ on 19th St.

Updates: People have asked so we have inquired. The builder said it will be two retail stores, as well as an American National Bank branch and Foot Tech.

Commons West
Location: 66th and Milwaukee

Confirmed tenants: Potbelly, Tikka Shack Indian Grub, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.


***Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Location: Commons West

Opening: Aiming for October

Walmart Neighborhood Market
Location: 98th and University

Opening: Summer 2016

Location: 114th and Quaker

Opening: Construction has begun, building is going up.

***Thacker Jewelry
Location: 6120 82nd Street (between Milwaukee and Frankford)

Opening: November 2015

Currently located in Kingsgate North on 82nd and Quaker, Thacker Jewelry will be relocating to a bigger, freestanding location this fall.

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

AT&T Experience Store/AT&T Retail Store
Location: Milwaukee area, next to Starbucks.

Think Apple Store. This will be a hands on, very interactive experience. Look, feel, and see before you buy. Check out more on experience stores here.

Daisy Dukes
Location: The Hub

Grand Opening: NOW OPEN!!

Daisy Dukes will offer a chic country clothing style for women and men from a selection of fashion’s top designers. Specializing in graphic tees, plaid button-downs, designer denim, and accessories, Daisy Dukes will offer a thoughtfully curated mix of emerging and established designers for exciting “of the moment” styles and must-haves of the season. The shopping experience will be designed to elude a Hollywood meets western saloon vibe, offering an array of on-trend styles and everyday wear for women and men. Personal stylists will be available to work one-on-one with customers to create a personal style and custom look for patrons in a comfortable atmosphere.

The Lash Lounge
Location: The Hub

Opening: September 2015

More info here.

Charming Charlie
Location: West End

Opening: TBA

Nike Factory Store
Source and Source

Location: West End

Opening: October

h/t Shawn

Ramsower’s Furniture
Location: 1901 W Loop 289 (in the Yates Flooring shopping center) – Current location in Plainview will remain open.

Opening: TBA – tentatively September

This can mean a variety of things: The developer may hope to have these, there could be contract talks in the works as well. These are not official whatsoever. Some of these businesses have bought the land but have not decided fully what to do with it.

114th Quaker

Land purchased.
82nd St near Milwaukee, across from Wal-Mart

82nd St near Milwaukee, across from Wal-Mart

City Park
Off 73rd and Milwaukee Area

Entertainment & Misc.

***Autumn Oaks Event Center
Location: 10218 Woodrow Rd

Opening: Late fall 2015

More information on this beautiful new indoor/outdoor venue here.

Rock Solid Athletics
Location: 6205 43rd St (just east of Milwaukee) – Currently at 6029 45th

Opening: TBA

RSA will be moving from 15,000 sq ft to 43,000 sq ft. Programs will include recreational and competitive gymnastics, dance, and karate, as well as after-school care and summer camps.

Altitude Trampoline Park
Location: Milwaukee

Opening: TBA

8 Story Hotel with Conference Center (name TBA, under contract)
Loction: West End

Opening: TBA

Staybridge Hotel
Location: Behind BJ’s off the Loop

Opening: TBA

Arbor Inn Hotel
Location: 6401 62nd Street

Construction has begun! The hotel will include a conference area and restaurant.

Comfort Suites

Location: 4927 Marsha Sharp Freeway

Opening: TBA

Day Suites

Location: 4923 Marsha Sharp Freeway

Opening: TBA

Springhill Suites Marriott


Hilton Garden Inn


Hyatt Place
Location: Near Overton Hotel

Construction has started.

Days Inn and Suites and Comfort Inn
29th and Marsha Sharp Freeway


United Supermakets
Location: 4th and Milwaukee

Looking to start building in 2015

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 was in June 2014.

Rumor Patrol:

Anthropologie | No plans

Bass Pro Shop | As of 08/11/15, no plans to build in Lubbock.

BBQ Joint similar to The Rustic in Dallas | Downtown Lubbock

Braum’s | As of 08/12/14, no plans to build in Lubbock. An ad in the Lubbock AJ had everyone in a frenzy, but they were hiring a district manager for another location.

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

Campisi’s | No plans

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

Cheesecake Factory | No plans

Fry’s Electronics | No plans

Ikea | No plans

In-n-Out Burger | Craiglist posting sparked everyone’s attention, but it has since been deleted. Rumors are circulating that one may open up around Cabela’s…

Lululemon | Via corporate: No official information at this time (11/10/15).

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.

McAlister’s | Milwaukee corridor. Early August regional mgr said there were no plans.

Nordstrom | Via Twitter: No plans

P.F. Chang’s | No plans

Panera Bread | No plans

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

Razzoo’s | Have considered Lubbock and even looked at a few sites. In the future but no final decision. This comes from an email from their corporate.

Urban Outfitters | No plans

Whole Foods | Looking around Southwest Lubbock

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