DALLAS – In a long-term lease commitment, a group of local physicians has brought a 6,710-sf medical clinic in north Dallas back on line nearly one year after it was vacated by a national operator.
Newly formed Emergency Room of Texas LLC has signed a 10-year lease for the move in-ready clinic at 4535 Frankford Rd., Dallas. Leigh Richter, executive vice president of Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services, represented the landlord, Wenzhold LP, in the direct deal.
"It's almost like a mini-hospital," Richter says. "It was in amazing condition so it was an easy conversion into an emergency services' use."
The 0.8-acre property is located a stone's throw from the Frankford Road exit of the Dallas North Tollway, part of a retail corridor surrounded by single- and multifamily development straddling the Dallas-Collin County line.
The building, completed in 1997, was developed for Blockbuster and later retooled for medical office use by the previous tenant. The ready-to-go interior included surgery and medical imaging areas plus eight examination rooms.
The doctors were formerly affiliated with the national chain that vacated the property in early 2020. As a result, they know first-hand the void the facility's shutdown has created in the area.
"The state's certification process to open an ER was lengthy," Richer says. "Because the project was in move-in condition, Emergency Room of Texas was able to open immediately after the approval."