Lubbock’s Opens Second United Express Convenience Store

Specialty made-to-order coffee and tea service awaits customers.

United Supermarkets opened its second freestanding United Express convenience location shortly after Christmas near its new Market Street location at 19th and Quaker.

The convenience store opened its doors at 6 a.m. Dec. 27, according to Tony Crumpton, executive vice president of facilities, fuel and supply for United Supermarkets LLC. Hours of operation will be 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

The main store opened Jan. 9, following an 8 a.m. ribbon cutting.

The convenience store will be almost identical to its sister location at 4th and Milwaukee, which opened in May 2011, except that the new store will feature a full-service drive-thru window for added convenience.

“One of the key attractions of the new store—and especially for the drive-thru window—will be our specialty coffee and tea service,” Crumpton said. “Using our own popular Arriba brand, we’ll offer a full line of made-to-order coffees and tea—including lattés, smoothies and frappes, on par with any other coffee retailer anywhere. Whether it’s grabbing a hot latté in the morning, or a bag of ice and gallon of milk on the way home, our Lubbock guests are truly going to enjoy the drive-thru experience.”

The convenience store also will feature a six-pump (12-dispenser) fuel station offering both gasoline and diesel. In addition to traditional convenience items (fountain drinks, grab-and-go packaged food, propane tank refills, etc.), United Express also will offer a wide assortment of “fresh to-go” items made inside the main store—including breakfast burritos, hot sandwiches, fresh fruit, and f’Real milkshakes and other frozen beverages.

Now in its 96th year of operation, United Supermarkets LLC is a Texas-based, family-owned grocery chain with stores in 30 markets across north and west Texas. A self-distributing company with its headquarters in Lubbock and distribution centers in Lubbock and Roanoke, United currently operates 51 stores under four distinct formats: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos United and United Express.

 

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