2021 marked the 100-year anniversary for Brookshire Brothers, and now they start their second century of serving the community with some exciting news.  The Lufkin, Texas-based grocery corporation has announced plans for a new supermarket in Huntington.  Additionally, Brookshire Brothers has made a major real estate acquisition in Lufkin.

According to a corporate press release, in early 2023, Huntington residents can expect heavy machinery to move in to start construction on the new store which will located on Highway 69.  The targeted opening date for the new store will be sometime in the Spring of 2024. The site will also feature a convenience store and fuel center, with construction on those facilities commencing in early summer of 2022.

“We’re grateful for the incredible support that our customers in Huntington have shown us for decades and look forward to providing them with a brand new, up-to-date facility,” said President & CEO John Alston. “The addition of a fuel center and convenience store will provide the opportunity for us to offer more solutions to meet their everyday shopping needs.”

How about some more great news?! Brookshire Brothers has also just announced the acquisition of 26 acres located just off S. John Redditt Drive in the heart of Lufkin’s retail district and is evaluating options for its optimal use. You may recall that a story posted to KICKS 105 gave details about the closing of the Scenic Acres Mobile Home Subdivision.  Could this be the site for a new offering from Brookshire Brothers?

Brookshire Brothers continues to expand their brand as they will open a new 42,000 square foot store on March 2 in Cuero, Texas.

Brookshire Brothers originated as a small downtown Lufkin general store in 1921, the regional grocery chain has grown to include more than 6,000 employee-owners, 100 grocery stores, 16 express stores, a central distribution center, 72 pharmacies, 87 fueling stations, four coffee shops and two event venues.

Lufkin, Texas - 10 Year Challenge

The 10-year challenge is getting quite the attention on social media. Let's take a look at how certain areas around Lufkin have changed over the past ten years or so.