United Supermarkets opened its second freestanding United Express convenience location shortly after Christmas near its new Market Street location at 19th and Quaker.
The convenience store opened its doors at 6 a.m. Dec. 27, according to Tony Crumpton, executive vice president of facilities, fuel and supply for United Supermarkets LLC. Hours of operation will be 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
The main store opened Jan. 9, following an 8 a.m. ribbon cutting.
The convenience store will be almost identical to its sister location at 4th and Milwaukee, which opened in May 2011, except that the new store will feature a full-service drive-thru window for added convenience.
“One of the key attractions of the new store—and especially for the drive-thru window—will be our specialty coffee and tea service,” Crumpton said. “Using our own popular Arriba brand, we’ll offer a full line of made-to-order coffees and tea—including lattés, smoothies and frappes, on par with any other coffee retailer anywhere. Whether it’s grabbing a hot latté in the morning, or a bag of ice and gallon of milk on the way home, our Lubbock guests are truly going to enjoy the drive-thru experience.”
The convenience store also will feature a six-pump (12-dispenser) fuel station offering both gasoline and diesel. In addition to traditional convenience items (fountain drinks, grab-and-go packaged food, propane tank refills, etc.), United Express also will offer a wide assortment of “fresh to-go” items made inside the main store—including breakfast burritos, hot sandwiches, fresh fruit, and f’Real milkshakes and other frozen beverages.
Now in its 96th year of operation, United Supermarkets LLC is a Texas-based, family-owned grocery chain with stores in 30 markets across north and west Texas. A self-distributing company with its headquarters in Lubbock and distribution centers in Lubbock and Roanoke, United currently operates 51 stores under four distinct formats: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos United and United Express.