Central Market Preston Royal reopened its doors June 30, following a 20-month rebuilding and restoration process. H-E-B’s upscale grocery banner had been closed due to damage from tornadoes that swept through North Dallas in October 2019. Central Market’s reopening represents a major milestone in the rebirth of the popular neighborhood shopping center, the company said.
“Our Central Market partners and the entire Preston Royal community stepped up during this time of rebuilding and recovery,” said Stephen Butt, president, Central Market/H-E-B division, in a statement. “While this was a total community effort, I am especially proud of our Preston Royal partners who have gone above and beyond to continue to serve this neighborhood. The silver lining here is that our Preston Royal store is stronger and better, and we are ready to welcome back our loyal customers to provide them the service and shopping experience they deserve.”
By rebuilding, Central Market slightly modified the floor plan to incorporate many new features inside and outside the store. Among the more notable changes is the addition of the company’s curbside pickup, which allows customers to order online and pick up from the Preston Royal location. Ten curbside spots are located on the south side of the store.
A Mid-Century Market
Among the primary goals for the rebuilding process was to keep the mid-century architecture such as the vast arched windows and curved roof facade that were original to the structure, the company said. H-E-B architects enhanced the mezzanine area to showcase the beams, windows and first-floor overlook, and the location also incorporates more energy efficient fixtures and equipment.