Another grocery shopping option coming to Youngsville

Octavio and Margarita Vargas shop in the Hispanic foods section Tuesday evening at Super 1. By Leslie Westbrook October 2, 2007 (Photo: The Daily Advetiser)

Youngsville residents can look forward to having more options for grocery shopping.

Brookshire Grocery Company, owner of Super 1 Foods, has purchased a little more than 6 acres to build a new store, city officials said.

There is no timeline for when the store will be completed, but the city is working to improve the site at the intersection of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Bonin Road as part of an incentive package for the project.

“But we are certainly going to do everything within our power to make sure we expedite the approval process and get them open for business as quickly as possible,” Youngsville Mayor Ken Ritter said Wednesday. “The city has agreed to do some work there at the intersection. The city has agreed to assist with infrastructure.

“Currently, there’s no water line that services that area. At the city’s expense, it will bring a water line down to the property. In addition to that, we are sharing the cost of sewer improvements to that property. We’ve agreed to do some enhancement or some improvements to Bonin Road at that intersection to make sure that it could accommodate traffic.”

Also included in the incentive package is a 15-year property tax waiver and a concession on sales tax purchases, Ritter added.

“It’s huge for us and I’m thrilled that they have decided to locate here,” the mayor said. “I think it’s going to be well-received in that area not only for our residents but for the residents of the surrounding area.”

Brookshire Co. has already committed to building a new Super 1 at the Louisiana Avenue and Interstate 10 interchange in north Lafayette Parish.

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