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Argyle may get first grocery store

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Argyle residents may no longer have to leave town to shop for groceries in the near future.

Tyler, Texas-based Brookshire Grocery Company has signed on to potentially build the town’s very first supermarket, planned for the southeast corner of Hwy 377 and Country Club Road behind the Shops at Argyle.

Argyle residents currently have to drive several miles south to Roanoke, north to Denton or east to Flower Mound/Highland Village to do their grocery shopping.

“We do have a contract with Brookshire’s to put a grocery store there, but it is very early in the process,” said Derek DeGuire of DeGuire Properties, the developer of the site.

DeGuire said that Brookshire’s will first conduct a feasibility study to make sure the location is right for them to be successful. The project will then go through the town’s rezoning and platting process.

The 6-acre site, currently zoned agricultural, will accommodate a grocery store and other commercial buildings, according to Richard Luedke, Director of Community Services.

“We’re hoping that the project will create some synergy that will have some spin off development in the general area,” said Luedke.

Brookshire Grocery Co. has a history dating back to 1928, when Wood T. Brookshire opened a small, 25 x 100-foot store in downtown Tyler. Today, Brookshire’s has more than 150 stores operating in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas

Argyle Town Manager Charles West said that a grocery store was one of the top things on the town’s wish list.

“We are going to do whatever we can to make this a reality.”

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