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• The Dallas Morning News reports that "shopping center vacancies in Dallas-Fort Worth have fallen below 10 percent for the first time in a decade." And that low number, the story says, is largely due to "strong expansions by grocers and a lack of new construction."

More than 75 percent of new commercial construction, one expert tells the paper, is related to supermarket chains that are expanding there.
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