There’s a 7-entry roster ofÂ Total Wine & More locations now included in the Yellow Pages listing for the Houston area —Â though the first Houston outpost of the Maryland-based liquor store onlyÂ opened up in late October, in the decommissioned Office MaxÂ near Willowbrook Mall.Â But apparent new addresses for the store (known in Connecticut for its run ofÂ criminally low alcohol prices) include the former sites of 3 of Houston’s 4Â remaining Fresh Market locales (all of which shut down in May). Â Those old Fresh spots (the ones of Holcome Blvd., Memorial Dr., and San Felipe St.) have all been issued recent remodeling permits with Total Wine noted as the occupant. Other locations apparently in the works are inÂ Baybrook Mall (which isÂ hiring) and aÂ box site in RichmondÂ at 5472 W Grand Pkwy., reclaimed followingÂ Sports Authority’s fall andÂ retreat from Texas.
- Previously on Swamplot:Â Fallen Sports Authority Files for Bankruptcy, Prepares for 140-Store Shutdown; Undermined Sports Authority To Abandon Texas As Other Big Boxes Advance with Guns;Â Rice Epicurean Giving Up the Groceries, Leasing 4 Locations to Fresh Market
Photo of Total Wine & More atÂ 7640 Cypress Creek Pkwy. in Willowbrook: Total Wine & More