SHERMAN, TX - In May of 2013, Brookshire's announced plans to locate at the corner of F.M. 1417 and Washington Street. The company submitted building plans, paid a permit fee, but never broke ground. Today, we asked if they still plan to build in West Sherman.
Residents who live in West Sherman have to drive a few miles to the nearest grocery store.
"Right now the choice up here for something you need in a hurry is simply go to a convenience store," said Joe Battaglia with The Villas of Parkhaven.
Tuesday night, Sherman's Planning and Zoning ommission approved the site plan for a Walmart Neighborhood Market and Fuel station at the corner of F.M. 1417 and Lamberth street.
But soon, there could be two new grocery options in the neighborhood.
In May of last year, Brookshires Grocery announced plans to locate at the corner of 1417 and Washington street, just blocks away from the future Walmart location, but never broke ground.
Wednesday, we asked the company if they still plan to build.
In a statement a spokesperson said: "Yes, Brookshire Grocery Company has purchased land in Sherman and is planning to build a store there in the future. There are other projects ahead of the sherman store, so an actual start date has not yet been determined."
Botalia says a grocery store nearby will be an added convenience for tenants, "With the population growth up here now, it's a population center in Sherman, so I think it's gonna be great for the people who live up this way."
Residents in this neighborhood directly across from the Brookshires site tell News 12 it would be nice to have a place nearby to get groceries, their only concerns are added traffic and bright lights at night.
The Brookshire's, once built, is expected to be more than 42 thousand square feet, with a pharmacy, and also a gas station.
We'll keep you updated on the progress of both proposed grocery stores.