A ribbon-cutting ceremony has been held to celebrate the grand opening of the newest Corner Store in Temple, Texas. Along with the ceremony the store hosted giveaways for the customers who attended.
The new store is located at 2502 W. FM 93 at the intersection of S. 31st St.
At the ribbon-cutting, John Pope, zone manager for CST Brands, Corner Store’s parent company, presented nearby Academy 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 Temple Corner Store.”
City councilman, Perry Cloud, and members of the Temple, Texas Chamber of Commerce, as well as principal Alex Remschel from Academy High School, attended the ceremony. Patrons who visited the store from 9 am to 12 pm 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 4,683 square feet, the store features a Redbox, indoor dining and 14 fueling stations with E85 fuel. Melissa Everette 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, a 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.