Mabank marks grocery store grand opening

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : November 17, 2012

Mabank Brookshires

Monitor Photo/Susan Harrison
Elected officials and Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce members celebrate with Brookshire Grocery Company officers and staff at the grand opening of the new Brookshire’s Grocery Store in Mabank with a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the new store Nov. 14. From left holding sign, are chamber chairman of the board Tate Cramm, Brookshire’s president and chief executive officer Rick Rayford, store manager Scott Andrews (holding ceremonial scissors), city of Mabank mayor Larry Teague and Brookshire’s chairman of the board Brad Brookshire.

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MABANK–Brookshire Grocery Co. ribbon cutting and grand opening was held Nov. 14, at its new 37,200-square-foot store, located at 1200 South 3rd Street in Mabank.
The Brookshire’s Food & Pharmacy has a new fuel center kiosk to stock automotive items, candy, and soft drinks, among other items. The center offers unleaded gasoline at competitive prices. The pharmacy offers name brand and generic prescriptions, as well as a large variety of over-the-counter medications and health and beauty items as well as a drive-through window. Most insurance plans are accepted.
New gondolas, cases, coolers and other equipment enhance the atmosphere and service in every area of the store. From the new rotisserie, stove and fryer in the deli to the new bread slicer, mixer and oven in the bakery. In addition, the store boasts a new meat slicer, table wrapper, grinder and scale in the market and new checkstands on the front end. The entire shopping experience has gone from good to great.
The bakery makes fresh tortillas every day and is much larger than the former location’s bakery, containing a seating area for customers. The store has also been outfitted for free WiFi.
“New produce islands and frozen foods coolers, as well as new seafood and dairy cases give our customers greater selection than they’ve ever had,” store director Scott Andrews said.
“About a dozen aisles offer 1,400 linear feet of groceries and general merchandise, many of which we haven’t been able to carry before,” he added.
The building exterior is designed in earth tones such as brown, tan and green, and features brick and stone veneer combined with stucco and metal accents. The storefront also displays the company’s Brookshire’s Food & Pharmacy logo and green leaf icon.
The new store will allow for future expansion on the west side of the building. Plans and site work began last winter with officials holding a groundbreaking ceremony in March 2012.
Workers will begin demolishing the old 28,300-square-foot store in early 2013. The company intends to use this space for additional customer parking.
Brookshire’s built its original store in 1980, completed a renovation and expansion project in 1993, and constructed the fuel center in 1999.
Store hours are now 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.
During the grand opening celebration the store gave away iPads and reusable bags and the pharmacy offered YourPoints coupons with new or transferred prescriptions.
A long list of hot prices and eDeals are planned for November and December.