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HORSESHOE BAY — After years of waiting, it looks like residents are finally getting a grocery store.

A new market is planned for the 9000 block of FM 2147, developer and businessman Mike Walsh told the City Council during a July 6 meeting.

"During the last few years we’ve struggled to get this done," he said. "But we’ve got it. All the pieces have fallen into place."

Construction on the grocery store will begin in August, he said. It will be located where the Space Center is now at 9170 FM 2147.

Walsh said he met with representatives from several chain groceries — including Brookshire Brothers and Super S — before a friend two years ago put him in contact with Jim Jamail, whose family owned and operated Jamail’s Family Market for about 80 years in Houston.