We live in the northeast suburbs of Dallas and I really can’t complain that there aren’t places to go shop or that the stores I really like aren’t available. But, with gas prices the way the are, I have to say, driving 30 minutes to get to the fabric store makes me really have to think twice about going. When we moved here a little over a year ago, our realtor informed us that there would be quite a bit of new construction going on near the main highway that cuts through our town because new shopping centers were in the plans for the area. She wasn’t kidding!
Here we are a year later and let me tell you, my daughter and I drove past the area of soon to be shopping centers and we lost count of just how many new and used bucket trucks we saw working in what used to be fields of nothing. We saw so many different types of trucks in action that I do believe their drivers must have shopped at Al Asher & Sons to buy their trucks. There were digger trucks along with cable pulling and transport trailers. There were plenty of bucket trucks and crew trucks too. Al Asher & Sons delivers all over the U.S., so chances are good that these trucks came from them. I can’t believe how much work has been done in such a short span of time.
The walls of the shopping centers are going up and windows are being installed. There are a few buildings that we could all ready tell what they were going to be just by their well known shapes and architectural signatures. There are even tall signs near the road letting us know what stores are coming and, although I haven’t yet seen a sign for my favorite fabric store, I’m not giving up hope.
These new shopping centers are definitely going to cut down on my gas consumption