Grand Prairie


Principal commercial streets are Delmar, Kingshighway, Grand and Martin Luther King Drive. Minor commercial strips are on Taylor, Sarah, Vandeventer and St. Louis Avenue. The most active area for stores is centered around the former Sears store on Kingshighway. Elsewhere, generally, commercial uses are in poor physical condition; with many vacant or vandalized. Considerable demolition has occurred and on major streets some older stores have been replaced by driveins or service stations. Competition from outlying shopping centers and a lack of adequate parking have taken their toll of neighborhood stores and shops.