Representatives for United Supermarkets say Lubbock's third Market Street location is built for maximum customer comfort. That statement will be put to the test when the 24-hour, cutting-edge super-supermarket opens Wednesday morning.
At just over 71,000 square feet, this Market Street, located at the corner of 19th Street and Quaker, will be the largest United store in the city, and the second to be open 24 hours.
Marketing Director Eddie Owens said the store is a reflection of what the customers want. One of the biggest changes is the expanded food service department, which will include an upgraded produce department, a dry, aged beef program within the meat market, and more natural and organic products for the health-conscious. As an added bonus, customers will have a new and improved place to sit down and enjoy it all.
"As folks come in the front door, immediately to their left, they're going to see a 250-seat dining area, circular dining room, which will include an outdoor patio," Owens said. "When the weather cooperates, we'll throw the windows open and you'll actually be able to eat outside. It's a great, great added feature of this store."
The entrance and exit will be separated to improve traffic flow, something Owens said was a big focus. In addition to 12 regular checkout stands, shoppers can also utilize five express checkouts, four check stands in food service, and two in the coffee shop.
The new store is United Supermarkets' 11th Market Street location found in nine north and west Texas cities.