Granite Shoals Supermarket to offer fresh produce, meat, bakery, deli, and gas

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO

The new Granite Shoals Supermarket will be at the old Ryders Bar and Grill, located at 7911 RR 1431 East. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

The new Granite Shoals Supermarket will be at the old Ryders Bar and Grill, located at 7911 RR 1431 East. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Tony Hijaz was looking for an opportunity to open a grocery store in “resurgent areas” and found the ideal location in Granite Shoals.

The Granite Shoals Supermarket, which will be located in the old Ryders Bar and Grill at 7911 RR 1431 East, will be 13,000 square feet and is projected to open in August.

“Most likely, this is what we’ll call it,” Hijaz said. “We didn’t see any fresh meat markets or fresh produce that served that area (within the city limits).” 

It will have a bakery and full deli and a grocery section featuring fresh produce, meats, and other items.

“We’ll have a variety of food for you,” he said. “It will have 100 feet of a meat display.”

It will also sell beer and some wines but not liquor. Outside, patrons can fill up their vehicle at one of six gas pumps.

The owner said he and his partners were looking around for buildings and land in the Austin area and noted the city of Austin draws “a lot of big businesses.”

The competition and large variety of shopping options in the Capital City make it difficult on business owners to stay in business. So he and his partners expanded their search and found what they wanted in the vacant building in Granite Shoals that’s been closed for a couple of years.

Hijaz said he and his partners have been working on the Granite Shoals Supermarket for more than a year.

This supermarket is larger than some of the other facilities the partners own, Hijaz said. Those stores are 5,000-6,000 feet.

Hijaz said their goal is to offer quality products at prices that are affordable for families.

“We’re excited for this opportunity,” he said. “We’re looking forward to serving the community with things. We’re going to make sure the store is a fun trip.”

jfierro@thepicayune.com

7 Responses to “Granite Shoals Supermarket to offer fresh produce, meat, bakery, deli, and gas”

  1. Charlotte Dilworth says:

    GREAT! I’v been saying for years that would be a great location for grocery store!

  2. Denita R. says:

    Awesome!! It’ll be nice to see this place get some good usage again, and I can’t wait to see what he has in store (hah!) for us here!

  3. Dana B says:

    Is this an independent or a chain? While I hope them the best, small stores usually can’t compete with the big chains in prices. (refer to MF Regis Grocery of the ’90’s) I definitely like the gas competition. But for the convenience in location, it would be welcomed.

  4. Paula Boleyn says:

    Love this idea, we need it so bad!

  5. Jen says:

    I for one am excited! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve needed something and hate driving all the way into MF or Kingsland. If prices are competitive I could see myself shopping there regularly 😁

  6. terry l weathers says:

    It’ll never work

  7. Cathy says:

    if the prices are better than in town I’ll be shopping there all the time.

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