The United Family joined city officials and other community representatives Sept. 21 to break ground for a new Market Street store and fuel station in Amarillo, Texas. Slated for a fall 2023 opening, this will be the 10th United Family location in the market.
Sidney Hopper, president of The United Family, reflected on the continued growth of the company as well as the Amarillo community as a whole.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be announcing this new Market Street location for the city of Amarillo,” Hopper said. “We like to say that we grow as the community grows and this is a perfect example of that. Our team can’t wait to continue serving our guests in the Amarillo community with the best experience we have to offer.”
Located at Coulter and Hollywood Road, the new Market Street store will feature a pharmacy with delivery and drive-through; grocery pickup and delivery; ReadyMeals; fresh in-store bakery; floral department; and a meat counter.
However, from its specialty wines and cheeses to its high-end meats and seafood, the Market Street store offers many items and specialty foods. One feature of Market Street is that every store has a free-to-use concierge service. The concierge can assist guests with complex orders that come from multiple departments, such as flowers, catering and cakes for a wedding reception.
There will also be a large wine and craft beer selection, as well as an extensive selection of specialty foods. The store will also have a deli and hot bar featuring Chopsticks Noodle & Sushi Bar, traditional favorites and award-winning Evie Mae’s Barbecue. The inclusion of Evie Mae’s Barbecue will make it the first appearance of the Texas Monthly Top 10 Barbecue Joint in the Amarillo Market.
“We are pulling out all of the stops for our guests in Amarillo with this new location,” said Chris James, COO of The United Family. “From Evie Mae’s to our specialty foods to our craft beer and wine selection, there is going to be something for everybody. We cannot wait for everyone to experience it for themselves.”
Typically with the largest footprint of any United Family banner, the new Market Street will also provide a boost to the local job market. The new store expects to add about 350 jobs to the Amarillo community. There will also be a United Express fuel station and convenience store with a drive-thru window.
For more information, visit marketstreetunited.com.