The grand opening of the new Corner Store at 908 10th Street, Floresville, Texas was celebrated Friday with giveaways and a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
At the ribbon-cutting, Pete Linton, regional vice president for CST Brands, Corner Store’s parent company, presented Floresville High School with a check for $2,500 to show the company’s commitment to the community.
“At Corner Store, we want to be team players in the communities we serve,” said Kim Lubel, president and CEO of CST Brands. “Our Team Members (employees) build strong relationships with customers, and we are excited to meet and get to know the wonderful people in the neighborhoods surrounding our newest Floresville Corner Store.”
Mayor Diana Garza and other officials from the city and the Floresville Chamber of Commerce, as well Principal Sandra Galinzoga from Floresville High School, attended the ceremony. Patrons who visited the store from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. walked away with free samples of fresh-baked, Fresh Choices sausage kolaches and cookies, a free Flavors2Go fountain drink or Cibolo Mountain coffee and coupons.
At 5,889 square feet, the store features a Redbox, indoor dining and 34 fueling stations with E85 and diesel fuel. Connie Taylor will serve as store manager.
This year, CST Brands plans to add 35 to 40 new-to-industry stores to its network of more than 1,000 Corner Stores throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona and California.
The new stores are larger with ample parking, colorful and spacious design and a wider variety of food options. Most are equipped with kitchens to prepare breakfast tacos with homemade tortillas, empanadas, whoopie pies, cookies, donuts, savory kolaches and other items in the store’s signature food line, Fresh Choices.
Other options include grilled sausages and all-beef hot dogs with white or wheat buns, fresh-cut fruit and salads. In addition, the store will carry signature products such as Fresh Choices nuts and snack mixes, U Force energy and sport drinks, Cibolo Mountain coffee, FC bottled soda and Flavors2Go fountain drinks.
With nearly 1,900 sites in the United States and Canada and nearly $12.8 billion in revenues in 2014, Corner Store’s parent company, CST Brands, is one of the largest independent retail and wholesale distributors of motor fuel and convenience merchandise, freshly prepared food and other services in North America.