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HORSESHOE BAY — Employment applications are being accepted for a new grocery store expected to open in April, company officials said.

Jamail’s grocery store will be part of the 40,000-square-foot, $8 million Horseshoe Bay Center at 9710 FM 2147, developer Mike Walsh said.

PHOTO 1: Jim Jamail (left) and and his wife Kathy are working closely with their general contractor Clifford Grubbs, owner of Grubbs Construction of Horseshoe Bay, and project manager Russell Garner to build Jamail’s grocery store at the Horseshoe Bay Center, 9710 FM 2147 in Horseshoe Bay. The store could open in April. Courtesy photo

“I believe we’ll open in April,” said Jim Jamail, the store’s operating partner. He said a variety of operational details are still in the works, including hiring and training workers. “We want customers to feel like family. Given that goal, we want to employ people who truly enjoy serving others.”

Interviews start March 1 for meat, seafood, deli and bakery positions, according to a release. There are also positions for kitchen personnel, including a chef, and fresh produce and grocery personnel.

The company also is looking for high school and college students who want to work after school and on Saturdays.

Applications for personnel are available at

The store’s interior also is taking shape, according to company officials. Coolers have been set up, and the kitchen, which will prepare entrees and side dishes the six days of the week the store will be open, is being installed, along with display cases in the meat, seafood and prepared-foods departments.

A beer cave and wine cellar also are on tap.

The first phase of the center’s construction consists of 20,000 square feet, including the grocery store and the sales office of the Trails of Horseshoe Bay, a real estate development by Walsh.

Construction of Phase 2 will begin when more tenants indicate interest about moving in, according to Walsh.

Potential tenants should contact leasing agent Robyn Walsh at (512) 470-5517 or

Construction of Phase 3, consisting of 350 climate-controlled storage units, will be sometime after the opening of Jamail’s.

Horseshoe Bay Center and Jamail’s are being built by Grubbs Construction in Horseshoe Bay, with owner Clifford Grubbs as the project’s general contractor. Russell Garner is project manager. The architect is Ray Gill of R. Gill Architects of Horseshoe Bay.