DALLAS - On June 20, Tom Thumb, the 57-store grocery chain in Dallas-Fort Worth, officially will open its first convenience store, according to a report in the Dallas Morning News.
The 2,500-square-foot outlet is located east of downtown Dallas, near a major hospital complex and new developments on the edge of the city’s business district. A Dallas rapid transit station is one block away, and a 10-story apartment building is currently under construction across the street, which will feature a Tom Thumb supermarket on its ground floor. A Tom Thumb spokeswoman said the chain is opening the c-store now because it does not want to delay serving this developing neighborhood while waiting for the completion of the supermarket in late 2019.
The new convenience store will have six gasoline pumps and offer traditional c-store items, such as coffee, ICEE beverages and f’Real milkshakes and smoothies. An area Tom Thumb supermarket will supply fresh sandwiches, salads, cut fruit and hot foods for customers who want to grab and go. The store’s hours will be 7 am to 10 pm, but the fuel pumps will be accessible 24/7.
Tom Thumb was founded in 1949. Its parent company, Albertsons LLC of Boise, Idaho, operates more than 2,300 retail locations, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Market Street, Star Market, Carrs and Haggen stores.