Walmart to open in booming North Texas suburb Melissa next June 

Retail giant also coming to northern Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs Frisco and Celina

Walmart to Open Store in Dallas Suburb Melissa in June 2025
Walmart's Doug McMillon with 1950 McKinney Avenue in Dallas (Google Maps, Walmart)

Over the next five years, Walmart intends to build 150 stores in the U.S.; at least four are planned for Texas, three of which will be in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Walmart plans to open a 200,000-square-foot Walmart location in the northern Dallas suburb of Melissa next June, according to documents filed with the state. Construction is expected to begin in September. 

The project is estimated to cost $15 million, or $75 per square foot. 

Located at 1950 McKinney Avenue, it will provide easy access to U.S. 75 and Highway 121. The design firm on the project is Kansas-based BRR Architecture. 

Walmart’s expansion to Melissa, about 40 miles north of downtown Dallas, follows the town’s rapid growth trend. Since 2020, Melissa has added 7,000 residents, a growth rate of 50 percent. 

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DFW growth hotspots Celina and Frisco are also in Walmart’s North Texas plans. Those outposts will be located at the intersection of Preston Road and Collin County Outer Loop, and at 16600 FM 423 in Frisco. The latter will be the retail giant’s fifth Supercenter in Frisco. 

Walmart is also expanding its presence in Cypress, a community about 30 miles northwest of downtown Houston. Cypress’ second Walmart will be located at 8927 Fry Road. 

Walmart is in good company when it comes to grocery stores racing to keep up with DFW growth. 

Beloved Texas grocery brand H-E-B plans to open four stores in Dallas-Fort Worth in 2025, the Dallas Morning News reported. The San Antonio-based grocer is building stores in Melissa, Prosper, Rockwall and Mansfield. The Melissa outpost will be located at U.S. 75 and Highway 121. It will be the brand’s largest North Texas store to date at 131,000 square feet. 

Kroger also started building a store in Melissa. It’s expected to open later this year, the Dallas Morning News reported

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