Last updated on June 6th, 2016 at 03:38 pm
Brookshire Brothers says the Canyon Lake, Texas, community showed up in big numbers on Feb. 3 for its new store’s soft opening there. The ribbon was officially cut today (Feb. 10) during a ceremony that featured the local high school band, prizes and sampling. The grocer said the event kicked off of a month of grand opening festivities.
The Lufkin, Texas-based company opened its new 34,000-s.f. grocery store on FM 306 and Marina Road with a broad selection of prepared foods and extensive wine and beer offerings. Shoppers will find sushi hand-rolled daily and the Daily Delish featuring chicken, as well as extensive deli, bakery and hot meal options. The produce department has a wide array of organics and Texas-grown fruit and vegetables.
The store is “green.” Included in the design elements are dark sky-compliant lighting, reclaimed wood fixtures and daylight harvesting. The store’s Canyon Lake Café has a piece of the Canyon Lake High School gym’s sideline hanging on the wall, as well as a rotating exhibit of student and community art. The pharmacy with a drive-through offers immunizations, medication consultations and health screenings.
An onsite growler bar serves Texas craft beer on tap. Wine by the glass also is available with happy hour specials and featured wine and beer samplings. The Canyon Lake Café Patio and Outdoor Garten will host musicians, storytellers and singers throughout the weeks of the grand opening.
In addition to the grocery, there’s a convenience store on site with fuel, grab-and-go foods and beverages. It’s positioned on the way to the local marina for residents and visitors on their way to the lake.
Founded in 1921, Brookshire Brothers is 100 percent employee-owned. Its assets include 111 retail outlets incorporating grocery stores, convenience stores, as well as freestanding pharmacy, tobacco and petro locations with another location opening in Grapeland, Texas, this summer. Its market stretches east to Lake Charles, Louisiana, west to Canyon Lake, north to Whitesboro, Texas, and south to Ganado, Texas.