City Council Approves Oak Cliff Sprouts


Sprouts Farmers Market | Image by Michael Vi/Shutterstock

Oak Cliff may soon be getting a new grocery store on its north side and will have more shopping variety regarding healthy eating.

The Dallas City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to approve a new zoning proposal that will pave the way for the development of a Sprouts grocery store.

As previously reported by The Dallas Express, Sprouts opened another store just off the Dallas North Tollway in the Trinity Mills neighborhood at 17795 Dallas Pkwy.

“I think it’s going to be great,” said Council Member Chad West, who presides over District 1, speaking to The Dallas Express.

“The community is very happy; you know there’s a few people who are not, but the vast majority of the community want this, and I’m reluctant to give them what they want,” said West.

As far as downsides to having a new grocery store in the Oak Cliff neighborhood, West told The Dallas Express that he has tried to find some and remain neutral, but has not been able to think of any in having the new development.

With Sprouts set to move into the neighborhood, West believes it will give some much-needed friendly competition to a Tom Thumb store that has operated in the area for over 25 years.

“Tom Thumb is almost two miles away,” said West. “That’s a long way, and that Tom Thumb doesn’t have any competition from organic grocers except Cox Farms which is two and a half to three miles away,” said West.

“This is going to give them a reason to have to step up their game, in my opinion.”

Sprouts released a statement to local news outlet WFAA about the new planned development in the Oak Cliff neighborhood.

“We’re excited to announce our new location in the Oak Cliff neighborhood. We plan to share our wide selection of local, organic, better-for-you products, along with some of the season’s freshest and most delicious produce with the community. Expect Sprouts Farmers Market to bring more goodness to the Oak Cliff community at the end of 2024.”

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7 days ago

I like Sprouts and shop there often. I am also very familiar with their Vitamin Dept. because that fits with my degree.
I remember watching that Item Z-6 discussion and applause on Wednesday. Many of the Council Members were high-talking Sprouts, with some saying that they shop at Sprouts.
Council Members are HYPOCRITES 
Sprouts once had (but no longer) software called “Hyperhealth Pro 11” on their Vitamin Department computers which were freely available to customers.  The software cited scientific studies with their abstracts which supported different health subjects and topics. Customers could print these out. It was an incredible database of information.
Circa 2014-2015, Fluoride Activist Regina Imburgia printed out 50-70 pages of scientific studies on Fluoride’s toxicity from the Sprout’s computer.  Regina made copies of these printouts and put them in hardback binders. She also had “topic tabs” for different aspects surrounding fluoride’s toxicity and the huge array of adverse health issues. She invested a lot of time and money into this project.  Regina distributed these binders to the Mayor and City Council members and other City staff.
Council Members know full well that “RISKS EXIST” with water fluoridation. 
You will never hear the Mayor or Council Members state: “No health risks exist with water fluoridation.” 
The Mayor and Council Members are “pretenders of virtue”. Spineless.

For information and links, see this Opinion article: Censor the Science on Fluoride