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Dallas-Fort Worth Becoming Splitsville?

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GlobeSt.com has the lowdown on the $60-million expansion at Arlington Highlands, the megamall at I-20 and Matlock Road full of "lifestyle retailers"; there's a new hotel on the way, along with anchor tenants including a 33,000-square-foot Dave & Buster's. But buried in the piece about the mall -- which, says GlobeSt.com, is doing remarkably well despite being near The Parks at Arlington -- is the news that Arlington and, most likely, Dallas and Fort Worth are getting a new bowling alley:

Arlington Highlands East is expected to be the first Texas opening for the Splitsville chain, which also is negotiating for an anchor spot in Cypress Equities' West 7th, a mixed-use redevelopment in Fort Worth's Cultural District; Park Lane Place, Dallas-based Harvest Partners' $100-million-plus project near NorthPark Mall in Dallas; and Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group's Domain in North Austin. The Retail Connection is handling Splitsville's site search and contract talks. Splitsville's typical location features 12 bowling lanes, six billiards tables, full-service dinner lounge and several bars.

Splitsville's based out of Tampa, incidentally, and apparently, home to the world's largest bowling pin. --Robert Wilonsky

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