Thursday, August 29, 2013

Retail Buzz: NE El Paso to Get More Retail Options

North Hills Crossing May Bring New Stores, Restaurants 

UPDATE: For the latest list of proposed stores, read our latest story on North Hills Crossing by clicking here: Work Begins on North Hills Crossing

Original Story: 
Residents of Northeast El Paso may have several more retailers and restaurants to choose from in the coming years as the North Hills Crossing shopping center takes shape. The 28 acre center will be located at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and US-54.

The 200,000+ square foot power center has two site plans at the website of RJL Real Estate consultants (, one that is part of the website and another shown on the marketing brochure. Each site plan differs but shows a mix of big box and medium sized retailers as well as restaurant options.
The North Hills Crossing shopping center may bring several new retailers to Northeast El Paso. These retailers are seen on the brochure version of the site plan. Tenants are oftentimes used for illustrative purposes by developers and subject to change. (Not an official site plan; not to scale.)

Both plans include retailers such as Ross, Marshall’s, Michael’s, Rack Room Shoes, Office Depot, and restaurant Taco Cabana. Restaurants and smaller retail shops will be located on “outparcels” along the frontage road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The brochure’s site plan shows a Walmart Market grocery store as well as smaller PetSmart, Dollar Tree, and Anna’s Linens locations in the big box area. The outparcels include Panda Express, Whataburger, Chick-Fil-A, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Verizon, and Dunkin’ Donuts locations.
These retailers are featured on the website site plan. (Not an official site plan; not to scale.)

The site plan according to the website is somewhat different showing retailers and restaurants such as JCPenney, Taco Cabana, Peter Piper Pizza, AutoZone, and Chase Bank. There are also spots for a future grocery store, pet store, sit down restaurant, and drive-thru restaurant.

North Hills Crossing, located to the south of Bungalows at North Hills apartment complex, is being developed by Southwest Land Development Services, according to the marketing brochure. No construction or opening dates are available for the project, and retailers included in the site plans may also be tentative.