It has been brought to our attention that residents have expressed concerns on social media related to the recent closure of the local grocery store and the City’s efforts to attract a new grocer.
As many of you are aware, TXDOT has planned the expansion of FM 455 and IH-35 through Sanger for several years. As a result of TXDOT’s acquisition of right-of-way needed for this expansion, several properties have been affected by the projects.
Businesses located at the intersection of both IH-35 and FM 455, including Super Save, have seen greater impact because of the loss of property to both projects.
Our development staff has been committed to assist impacted businesses through this transition process and has worked with several of them to help identify potential options that would allow them to continue to serve our community. In reviewing these options, staff considered the City’s development ordinances, building codes, fire codes and parking regulations to ensure the viability of the proposed operations.
City Council and staff are aware of the community’s desire to have more retail businesses in town, especially a new grocery store. There are many factors that go into a retailer’s site selection process such as location, demographics, proximity to other similar businesses, etc. Our staff has been actively engaging with several grocery store chains and sharing Sanger’s story. This is not a new effort and will continue to be at the top of our list.
Currently, staff is working with several prospects which have shown an interest in Sanger. We are confident that the continued growth that is occurring in the Sanger area positions our city to be a very desirable location for a new grocery store.
Attracting quality businesses to our community, while recognizing the importance of the businesses that are already here, continues to remain a top priority for City Council and staff.
Sanger, Texas City Hall
502 Elm St.
PO BOX 1729
Sanger, TX 76266
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