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Businesses Coming to Lubbock

The most recent updates will have *** next to them! 
As of 7/28/

Disclaimer: As much as we would like to think that we are all-knowing and powerful, we do not have exact confirmation on 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 Milwaukee Ave

Opening: TBA


Twisted Root Burger Co.
Location: 114th and Quaker

Opening: TBA

Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar
Location: West End Shopping area (Near Cabela’s)

Opening: TBA

More info here.

The Plaza
Popular Amarillo-based Mexican food restaurant.

Location: Canyon West shopping area near Milwaukee and Marsha Sharp Freeway

Opening: End of 2015

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

Twin Peaks
Location: Canyon West shopping area near Milwaukee and Marsha Sharp Freeway

Opening: TBA. After recent 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 (near Cabelas)

Opening: Not until sometime around July.

h/t: Ryan G.

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

Opening: July or August 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.

h/t Sam G.

Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store
Location: I-27 and Regis

Opening: TBA

Dirt is moving!

Aspen Creek
Location: West End shopping area off of West Loop 289

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 Shopping Center (next to the forthcoming Potbelly)

Opening: Mid to late fall.

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

Opening 2nd, 3rd, 4th Stores…

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

Eskimo Hut
Confirmed there will be a second location. Pending the details.

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 Jorge’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: West Commons Shopping Center – 66th and Milwaukee

Opening: Late fall 2015

Shopping Centers

North Slide Square

Location: N. Slide and Loop 289

North Slide Square: Alamo Drafthouse, Twisted Root Burger, 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 and 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.

West Commons Shopping Center
Location: 66th and Milwaukee

Confirmed tenants: Potbelly, Tikka Shack Indian Grub.


***Walmart Neighborhood Market
Location: 98th and University

Opening: Summer 2016


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 shopping center (between Tea2Go and Bella’s)

Grand Opening: August 15, 2015 from 6pm – 9pm

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 shopping center (next to Bella’s)

Opening: September 2015

More info here.

Charming Charlie
Location: West End shopping center off of West Loop 289

Opening: TBA

Nike Factory Store
Source and Source

Location: West End shopping center off of West Loop 289

Opening: TBA

h/t Shawn

Old La-Z-Boy Location on Quaker

Going to be some type of mattress store.

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.

Academy Athletic Store
114th Quaker

Wolfforth Updates 
82nd and Alcove: United Supermarkets
FM 179 & 82nd Street: CVS

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.

***Rock Solid Athletics
Current location is at 6029 45th. All operations will move to 6205 43rd just East of Milwaukee on 43rd on the new Justice Ave summer 2016. We have been operating at capacity for 3 years. Moving from 15,000 sf to 43,000 will enable us to expand all of our programs from recreational gymnastics, dance, and karate to our after school care and summer camp programs to the competitive teams.

Altitude Trampoline Park

Location: Milwaukee

Opening: TBA

8 Story Hotel with Conference Center (name TBA, under contract)
West End shopping center area

Staybridge Hotel
Behind BJs Brewhouse

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

Pending Permit

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

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).

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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