Its reception has been so positive in North Texas that a regional grocer has decided to expand its market area. Brook-shire Brothers, a Lufkin-based grocer, has acquired the lease for the former Alco store in Pilot Point, Texas, and has plans to transform it to serve the needs of the growing community. In making the announcement, John Alston, Chief Operations Officer of Brookshire Brothers said, “Since acquiring David’s Supermarkets last year, we’ve been pleased with our entry into North Texas. We see Pilot Point as a developing area that presents an opportunity for us to expand our presence.” The 22,500 square foot store on South Highway 377, expected to re-open with the Brookshire Brothers banner by the Fourth of July, will emphasize fresh! Customers will be introduced to Brookshire Brothers signature fried chicken and other home cooked daily specials as well as grab and go items for folks on the run. They will also enjoy a wide variety of fresh produce and the convenience and quality of having an in store bakery, meat market and a full-service pharmacy complete with a drive thru. The renovation process is expected to start in early spring with completion expected by July 4th. In addition to hiring approximately 50 people to serve its customers, Brookshire Brothers anticipates spending about $2 million renovating the store to meet the needs of Pilot Point and surrounding communities.
Founded in 1921, Brookshire Brothers is 100% employee-owned. Its assets include 149 retail outlets incorporating grocery stores, convenience stores, as well as free standing pharmacy, tobacco and petro locations with another location opening in Canyon Lake in the fall. Its market stretches east to Lake Charles, Louisiana, west to Canyon Lake, Texas, north to Whitesboro, Texas, and south to Ganado, Texas. For more in-formation about Brookshire Brothers and its family of brands please visit www.brookshirebrothers.com.