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Businesses Coming to Lubbock

The most agorcent updates will have *** next to them! 
As of 11/19/

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

Crave: A Dessert Bar
Location: West End

Opening: Aiming for February 2016

More info here.

Moe’s Southwest Grill
Location: Off of the loop close to Quaker (Gray shopping center in front of Sugarbakers)

Opening: Aiming for December 10

If you’ve lived in Lubbock for awhile, then you know that Moe’s had two locations here once. They’re coming back!

Evie Mae’s Barbecue
Location: Wolfforth | Corner of 179 and 62/82

Opening: Aiming for early 2016

Evie Mae’s offers up some delicious BBQ! Check them out now in their food truck on Highway 82, across from Dairy Queen. They’re open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 11:00am – sell out. Can’t wait for their indoor restaurant!

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory/U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt
Location: Commons West

Opening: Aiming for first week in December

Stay updated by liking their Facebook page here.

Saltgrass Steak House
Location: 6026 Marsha Sharp Freeway

Opening: TBA

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

Opening: June 2016

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.

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

Opening: TBA

Pie Five Pizza
Source and Source

Two Locations: West End and Fearless Plaza (19th St and Avenue Q)

***Opening: December 4 (West End)

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. 09/18- Exterior framework is up. ***Updated opening is beginning of December.

Aspen Creek
Location: West End

***Opening: January 18, 2016

Tikka Shack Indian Grub
Location: Commons West

Opening: January 2016

The concept is by MasalaWok Indian and Asian restaurant company based out of Plano, TX. See splash page of website here.
***The Timeless Cafe & Cocktails
Location: 6015 82nd Street | River Crossing Shopping Center

Opening 2nd, 3rd, 4th Stores…

Slim Chickens
Location: 4511 98th Street (between Slide and Quaker – southwest of Blue Sky)

Opening: Tentatively end of 2015

Updates: 2nd week of January

Twisted Root Burger Co.
Location: 114th and Quaker

Opening: August 2016

Updates: 09/18- Developing the entire land for more restaurants and shops.

Pier 1
Location: Canyon West

Opening: TBA

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

***Opening: November 20

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 2015 was the original opening estimate.

Buffalo Wild Wings
Location: 7638 82nd Street


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: NOW OPEN!!

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: December 1, 2015

Location: 82nd St near Milwaukee, across from Wal-Mart

***Dunkin’ Donuts
Location: 50th and Quaker (old Jack in the Box building)


Iggy’s Italian Ice
Location: 6301 82nd Street (in the shopping center across from Walmart, behind Battery Joe)

Opening: Mid to late November

Locally owned homemade Italian ice and ice cream

Bone Daddy’s
Location: West End

Opening: TBA

Location: West End



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 restaurants, upscale furniture store, upscale salon.

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

Tenants: TBA soon. Negotiations are currently underway with several tenants. Confirmed: H&R Block.

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: Initial openings on November 21 include: Torrid, Banana Republic Factory, Gap Factory, Charming Charlie, Dress Barn, and Skechers.

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, Aspen Creek, and Bone Daddy’s. 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.

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, Skechers, Torrid are all under construction.

Commons West
Location: 66th and Milwaukee

Confirmed tenants: Potbelly, Tikka Shack Indian Grub, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory/U Swirl Frozen Yogurt.


United Supermarkets
Location: 1585 and Indiana Avenue

Opening: Late Summer/Early Fall 2016

More info here.

Walmart Neighborhood Market
Location: 98th and University

Opening: Summer 2016

Location: 114th and Quaker

Opening: Construction has begun, building is going up.

Northern Tool + Equipment
Location: Near West End

Opening: NOW OPEN!!

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

Charming Charlie
Location: West End

Opening: November 20

***Nike Factory Store
Source and Source

Location: West End


Academy Sports + Outdoors
Location: 116th and Quaker (South side of the forthcoming Wal-Mart)

Opening: TBA

Approved by city council.

Tide Dry Cleaners
Location: 98th Street across from Blue Sky

Opening: TBA

For more information on this, click here.

Blo Blow Dry Bar
Location: 98th Street across from Blue Sky

Opening: TBA

Blo is a no-cut, no-color place for women to get their hair done. More information here.

Toni&Guy Hair Salon
Location: West End

Opening: January 2016

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.

Land purchased.
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 (Esplande) 

Opening: Late December

11/01- Construction has begun!

Staybridge Hotel
Location: Behind BJ’s off the Loop

Opening: TBA

***Arbor Inn Hotel
Location: 6401 62nd Street


Comfort Suites + Days Inn Hotels & Conference Center
Location: 4927 Marsha Sharp Freeway

Opening: TBA

Updates: 10/20- Rendering sign has been posted at site.

Springhill Suites Marriott


Hilton Garden Inn


***Hyatt Place
Location: Near Overton Hotel

Opening: Mid-December

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.

West Texas ER
Location: 102nd and Quaker

Opening: Summer 2016

This will be their second location – their current location is on 79th and Milwaukee.

Aloft Hotels
Location: West End

Opening: TBA. Project is scheduled to begin January 2016.

More info here.

Location: TBA Southwest Lubbock

Opening: Spring 2016

CycleBar is a premium indoor cycling experience. This tiered, mind-blowing, custom theatre holds up to 55 custom bikes. With state-of-the-art enhanced lighting and sound systems plus built-in CycleStats Performance Data monitors, CycleBar has revolutionized the indoor ride. More info here.

Reagor Dykes Building
Location: 1215 Avenue J (the old Myrick-Green building downtown)

Opening: TBA

Reagor Dykes will move all corporate offices to the new building. Italian Garden will be moving to the bottom floor along with a new bar. There will be an event center on the 2nd floor and the basement will house a gym.

Rumor Patrol:

Anthropologie | No plans

Bass Pro Shop | 08/11/15: No plans to build in Lubbock.

BBQ Joint similar to The Rustic in Dallas | Downtown Lubbock

Braum’s | 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

Cheesecake Factory | 10/12/2015: “We are extremely pleased to confirm that we are continuing to expand, and appreciate your inquiry about Lubbock. At this time, we have yet to sign a lease at that location.” -Guest Relations/Cheesecake Factory

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 | November 2014: Via corporate: No official information at this time. 

Macy’s | Via Twitter: Say that have no plans.

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.

Twin Peaks | September 2015: Was considered up until the Waco events. No longer coming to Lubbock at this time.

Urban Outfitters | No plans

Whole Foods | Looking around Southwest Lubbock

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