Jack in The Box Era Ends at Lovers and Inwood

I found out that the Jack in the Box at Lovers and Inwood had closed when public relations guru Jenifer Strauss publicly related her feelings about it last week on Facebook:

Good or bad, another chapter in my life closed today. I saw that the Jack in the Box at Lovers and Inwood closed — and with no notice, no “going out of business” sign, nothing. Just gone. I can remember eating 99-cent tacos there my whole life, trying to walk through the drive-thru, trying my first Jumbo Jack there, planning nights out with Steven and Rod. Well, I guess all good things must come to an end. Goodbye, Jack. You will be missed at 2 a.m.

I understand her pain. I’d feel the same way if I found out that the Jack in the Box around the corner from the Lakewood Theater was gone. (It’s still there, right? … [calling to confirm] … Yes, it’s still there.)

I called Jack in the Box spokesperson Brian Luscomb in San Diego, and he told me Strauss’ favorite fast-food joint — which had been on that corner since February of 1984 — was shuttered on Aug. 19 because its lease was up this month.

“With other Jack in the Boxes nearby — I think we have two others in a 5-mile radius — we opted to close this location,” Luscomb said.

But wait — who was the lease with? Dallas Central Appraisal District records list the owner of the property at 5235 W. Lovers Lane as Foodmaker Inc., which shares a mailing address with Jack in the Box’s corporate headquarters in San Diego. But Luscomb said his company’s records indicate the landlord is a Texas entity called Tregen Corp.

“I’m not sure why we’re showing up as the property owner,” he said.

8 thoughts on “Jack in The Box Era Ends at Lovers and Inwood

  • August 27, 2013 at 7:00 am
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    What is going in at Lovers and Lomo Alto?

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  • August 28, 2013 at 8:17 am
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    Hallelujah! I’ve been searching for a bank branch, finally my prayers have been answered. Frankly, there just aren’t enough of those around.

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  • August 28, 2013 at 10:52 am
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    Nooooo, Money Man! Please tell us that’s not happening there.

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  • August 28, 2013 at 1:03 pm
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    “I’m not sure why we’re showing up as the property owner” is not enough of an answer. Dig deeper.

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  • August 28, 2013 at 2:39 pm
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    Does D have online access to the Dallas County real property records? It used to be free, but now comes with a ridiculous subscription fee so I can’t get into it anymore. Sometimes DCAD shows the “record owner” as the party that receives the tax bills and pays them on behalf of the true record owner. As is typical of long term ground leases, JIB’s lease probably requires it to pay the taxes directly, thus the San Diego address. The property records will (or should) reveal the true record owner if anyone cares or wants to know.

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  • August 28, 2013 at 4:34 pm
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    Neal is correct, the owner information in the DCAD system is just the information for the entity that pays the tax. Just about every NNN property has the Lessee listed so it receives the tax bill. The Dallas Roam property records can be searched to find the property owner.

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