Brookshire Brothers closing Lufkin store

Brookshire Brothers owns the property where the fueling station and tobacco barn are located, and those will remain open.
The 816 North Timberland store first opened its doors in the early 90s; Brookshire Brothers announced they will close Sat. Oct. 29.
Published: Oct. 17, 2022 at 10:05 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 17, 2022 at 7:19 PM CDT
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LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Brookshire Brothers is closing its North Timberland store in Lufkin.

The 816 North Timberland store first opened its doors in the early 1990s; Brookshire Brothers announced they will close Sat., Oct. 29.

“We are sincerely grateful for our loyal customers who have supported the store, and we welcome them to continue to shop with us at our Chestnut and Frank Street locations,” said Brookshire Brothers President and CEO John Alston. “In appreciation, everyone who shops at our North Timberland store between now and October 29, and spends at least twenty dollars per trip, will receive a one-time use coupon for up to $10 in savings on their next shopping trip. The coupon can be redeemed at either our Chestnut or Frank Street stores through November.”

Public Relations Manager Melissa Crager said Brookshire Brothers will not be renewing their lease agreement expiring in spring 2023.

“We look at each store individually based on performance and just what is best for the company, and that’s why the decision was made to close this store,” said Crager.

Brookshire Brothers owns the property where the fueling station and tobacco barn are located, and those will remain open.

Within a couple miles of the store that’s closing, customers have other grocery options including the Brooshire Brothers South Chestnut location, H-E-B, and La Michoacana Meat market less than 3 miles away.

Employees were notified about the closing Monday morning and were offered positions within the company. “We have very wonderful employees that are loyal to this company and who are offered the same positions: cashiers, and stockers, and sackers, and office managers,” said Crager.

Crager said they have been remodeling stores over time, and with their most recent project constructing a new full-service store in Huntington, where does this leave Lufkin?

The closure of the store leaves the town with two other Brookshire Brothers locations, but Crager said they also purchased 26 acres off South John Redditt Drive earlier this year for a new future project. “We actually have a property that’s on the end of town that we purchased and are working on plans for that.”

Brookshire Brothers is a 100% employee-owned, community-centered grocer based in Lufkin with nearly 120 locations through Texas and Louisiana.