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Exciting changes take place in Shreveport

Brookshire’s Food & Pharmacy on Mansfield Road in Shreveport recently completed a renovation which culminated in a grand reopening beginning March 16, 2011.

Shoppers who haven’t visited the 50,700-square-foot store recently noticed relocations and upgrades in several areas, including pharmacy, market and produce.

“The addition of a service meat counter, along with expanded lines of meat and seafood, has been very popular with customers,” said Store Director Glade Smith. “We’ve also received a lot of compliments on the new drive-through at the pharmacy. We’ve improved our produce area and are especially proud to be able to offer customers a greater variety there.”

The building was expanded onto the existing front sidewalk in order to add a new entry vestibule, inside cart storage space and office space.

Other noticeable changes included a facelift on the store front and expanded dairy, frozen food, wine and floral sections. 

In the bakery and deli, Smith said there are new items that customers will want to check out.

“We’ll now offer gourmet bread and cakes, as well as Yums cupcakes—a gourmet cupcake you have to try,” he said. “The deli will have a sandwich bar and an in-store dining area, and we’ve added the Boar’s Head meat and cheese lines.”

Beginning March 16, store hours will be 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. The pharmacy will now open on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Monday through Friday, the pharmacy will operate 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday it will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Crews have reworked the décor, flooring and lighting, and Smith says the store seems more open and larger than before.

“New self-checkout lanes give customers another added convenience,” Smith said, noting the store has an existing fuel center that has helped customers save on time by refueling there before or right after they grocery shop.

In addition to beer and wine selections, a liquor shop with its own separate entrance has been added within the existing building.

The reopening has allowed the store to hire an additional 20 employees, Smith added.

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