POSTED: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 3:44pm
UPDATED: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 1:27pm
Tyler, Texas — After last night's results for the alcohol election, many people are wondering where they will be able to buy beer and wine.
We asked Brookshire Grocery Company if they will be selling alcohol and their Director of Public Relations, Rebecca Sanders, sent KETK this statement.
"With Proposition 2 passing, the citizens of Tyler and Precinct 2 have indicated they would like to have the opportunity to purchase beer and wine for off-premise consumption. It is Brookshire Grocery Company’s desire to respond to the wishes of our customers, so we are currently in the process of obtaining the proper permits. Upon certification of the various elections, BGC will submit applications for the permits to offer these products in our stores where Proposition 2 passed including Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and FRESH by Brookshire’s.
Normal time for permit approval by the TABC is four to six weeks, but the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays may cause some delays. Plans are for the products to be available to our customers soon after the permits are approved for BGC.
Our Category Management team (responsible for product assortment, pricing and in-store layout) is currently working with each store’s schematics and equipment needs. They are also working to determine varieties to be carried in each store based on store size and other factors.
FRESH by Brookshire’s store on Old Jacksonville Highway plans to operate with two licenses. The store currently has an RM license for Restaurant, Food and Beverage, and will offer single serve alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption limited to the Coffee, Gelato and Patio areas. Once the additional license is obtained, the store will offer packaged beer and wine for off-premise consumption. FRESH will offer an expanded variety of products including craft beers and a larger selection of wines at varying price points. "