New Grocer To Serve Texas A&M Community
Lufkin-based grocer Brookshire Brothers will soon open a new location on George Bush Drive, bringing value to Texas A&M University’s West Campus, heightening the game-day experience at Kyle Field and functioning as a community hub.
The new location will closely collaborate with the university, including a partnership with Texas A&M Athletics/Learfield IMG, stocking items from the Rosenthal Meat Science Center and a research project with Mays Business School. The 40,000 square-foot, two-story facility will offer prepared foods like subs, barbecue, fried chicken and sushi, a pharmacy, curbside pickup and delivery and a concert venue.
The store will also have a full-service espresso bar serving locally roasted What’s The Buzz coffee, draft beer and wine by the glass, a student lounge, balcony and a private meeting room for groups.
“Our students, faculty, staff and neighbors are going to be thrilled with the new Brookshire Brothers location,” said Chancellor John Sharp . “I am pleased that the Texas A&M System was able to bring the chain to the area for easy access to delicious and nutritious food, along with the other amenities. It will make living in West Campus more attractive than ever.”
The Texas A&M System Evaluation Committee searched for a company that shares Texas A&M’s same vision of success when looking to develop acreage on West Campus. They found a partner in Brookshire Brothers, a 100 percent employee-owned, community-centered grocer.
Founded in 1921, the regional grocery chain operates more than 116 retail locations that stretch west to the Texas Hill Country and east to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Brookshire Brothers’ mission is to be a company of good people selling good food and doing good deeds.
The Brookshire Brothers location adjacent to Texas A&M will be unique in many respects.
The outdoor area will feature a sound stage for live performances, and walk-up access to food and beverage. The project will serve as a premium multi-purpose facility to host concerts, watch parties and community events, including on-site food prep and service.
The new store will include the best elements driving grocery innovation, anticipating customer needs and promoting community interactions.