Grocery shoppers are braving the cold as a second snowstorm approaches Dallas
Check before you go. That’s the best advice grocers can offer during the two-stage Texas snowstorm that hits the state.
While the shelves and refrigerators are not full, groceries can be found in the shops that are open. Grocers face their own blackouts and employees trying to get to work safely.
A line of 100 people had formed at the Whole Foods Market in the Lakewood neighborhood of Dallas on Tuesday when it opened at noon. Only a few customers were allowed in at a time, and there is a skeletal staff inside.
Similar scenes developed around Dallas-Fort Worth and other parts of the state when business dealt with power outages.
“People are still flooding our stores with meat, dairy products, soups, bread, milk and frozen foods,” said Kroger spokeswoman April Martin.
Several Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores failed to open, said Christy Lara, spokeswoman for the two chains. Shops that are open close this morning – 8 p.m. or earlier. Shops will reopen at 8 a.m. if it’s safe, she said.
“Customers buy everything we have available. There is no particular demand for specific items, ”said Lara.
Customers will shop at the Target Store in the Lakepointe Towne Crossing shopping center in Lewsiville on Tuesday, February 16. The store ran on its own generators. (Irwin Thompson / employee photographer)
James Sims of Dallas went to the Whole Foods Market in Lakewood on Tuesday because their family of four, which includes two young children, were low on protein. “The butcher was there and they really had everything except lamb chops,” he said. “And there was no fried chicken.”
There was a lot to eat, he said. The same was true on Monday at Tom Thumb in Mockingbird and Abrams, even though the butcher’s area was closed. One item on his list was out of stock at Tom Thumb: baby carrots.
On the way home, he picked up burgers from Chips at Live Oak and Skillman.
Here are the links to find out if your store is open or closing early:
The Central Market Stores close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Southlake is not open on Tuesday.
HEB stores in North Texas close at 5 p.m.
Walmart has closed hundreds of stores in 10 states, including Texas.
You may need to call your store for Target. However, here is a link to locations in North Texas and a way to search.
Reuben Brown (left) and Dekaetron McCalley wheel charcoal and a grill they bought for their car at Walmart in Arlington on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. You lost electricity yesterday and plan to cook food with charcoal and a grill.
(Juan Figueroa / employee photographer)
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