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New Brookshire's Grocery Store Opens In Pottsboro

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POTTSBORO, TX -- Nine months after a groundbreaking ceremony, a new supermarket in Grayson County opened for business, attracting hundreds of customers curious to see what the store is like.

Many have heard about it for a while and decided to come on the first day. Some shoppers say it is a closer, nicer spot for them to shop.

After several months of construction, Brookshire's Grocery Company opened its doors to customers and had a ribbon cutting on Tuesday morning. "This is the biggest one we've ever had. There's more people here than any other one," says company chairman Brad Brookshire.

Brookshire's has hired 108 full and part time employees, for a store residents wrote in to support. "The book is about like that thick that we got," says Brookshire.

After delivering supportive e-mails to store headquarters in Tyler, realtor Wanda Poe is happy to see the first day. "The store is fabulous, we are very impressed with the choices that they've made as far as produce," says Poe.

"Clean, a lot of stuff in there, and they're good prices," says Sadler shopper Peggy Hudson.

Dozens of shoppers turned out to see the store in its opening hours, and employees helped them get their groceries to their cars. Many shoppers say they were impressed by the experience.

"We've been waiting I think a couple of years because we've been hearing and hoping we get Brookshire's in pottsboro," says Pottsboro shopper Jae Garman.

The 37,000-square foot store includes a deli department, drive-through pharmacy, and a gas station. "The price is about the same or even, but it has a better selection, things that I don't see at other stores," says Durant shopper Nathan Wilson.

"It was just perfect, fresh, the fresh produce and the meats were beautiful," says Pottsboro shopper Barbara Digangi.

Since a nearby store closed several years ago, many people say this will be a convenient place for them to shop. "We usually go to Wal-Marts, but they just seem like they've been going down lately," says Digangi.

"I think I'm about 20 miles from Kroger and well I'm still 13 from here, but it's smaller, the atmosphere, everything, you don't have to fight the traffic," says Pottsboro shopper Nance Brossard.

The store will get an 80 percent discount on their property tax for 10 years from the city and county. Many of the new employees are local, and in a small town it has a big impact, as they are the second biggest employer after the schools, city manager Kevin Farley said.