Local grocery chain Foodarama opened a new location last week at 915 North 6th St in Texas City. The store was purchased directly from the previous operator Food King and was not closed for the changeover. This newest Foodarama represents the first new location of an independent Houston grocery chain since 2015, when Pyburn’s opened its third location. As of this article, Foodarama has eight locations throughout the Houston area. Other independent grocery chains in the Houston area include Sellers Bros, with 11 locations, and Food Town, with 32 stores. Before 2015 half of the Food Town chain was owned and operated by Gerland’s, also utilizing their Food City banner. This newest Foodarama represents a re-entry in the southeast after closing their Old Galveston and Sabo Road locations. According to Kim Aleppa, President of Foodarama, their new Texas City store will receive a formal grand opening after receiving some much-needed updates. Ms. Aleppa also assured me that the great ceiling tile mural above the registers will remain in place, albeit with upgraded backlighting. Foodarama’s new Texas City store originally started life as a Weingarten’s, before later becoming a Safeway and then an AppleTree, before being becoming a Food King in 1992.
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