Colleyville City Council approved permits for alcohol sales at the incoming Colleyville Downs shopping center.The Council approved an off-premise consumption alcohol sales permit for Whole Foods and an on-premise consumption permit for restaurants that would be located in the center.Whole Foods will replace the former Albertson’s on Texas 26 and Glade Road. Developers hope the store will open in the summer of 2014.The developer, Centennial Real Estate Co., is working to get restaurants in the shopping district and has already announced the inclusion of Matt’s Rancho Martinez, a local Tex-Mex restaurant. The on-premise consumption permits will be tied to the operation of Whole Foods. If the grocer goes out of business, current restaurants would remain grandfathered in, but new businesses would have to seek future permits.The language in the permit was a point of contention for council members who wanted to avoid providing a blanket permit that could open the door for businesses that the community did not feel were appropriate for Colleyville.
— Dustin L. Dangli