The Family of Howard E. Butt, Jr. Donates $1 Million to Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group Fund

The family of the late Howard E. Butt, Jr., today announced a $1 million donation to support Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in the hardest hit areas along the Gulf Coast.   Barbara Dan Butt (widow), and their three children, Howard Butt III, Stephen Butt, and Deborah Dan Butt Rogers, have joined together in a personal contribution to the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group Fund in honor of their husband and father, Howard E. Butt Jr., who passed away last year.   “We know no better way to honor our father, Howard E. Butt Jr. and his legacy, than by extending a helping hand to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, along the Coastal Bend of Texas,” said Howard Butt III.   “Corpus Christi and the Gulf Coast have been home to our family for many years,” added Stephen Butt.  “It’s ourRead More

Central Market Completes Major Renovation Thoughtfully Designed for Houston Community

Central Market Houston is setting a new standard for grocery shopping after an extensive renovation, now offering an even bigger and better epicurean experience the community deserves. The new and improved store, officially relaunching Wednesday, May 17, will boast an additional 10,000 square feet with expanded offerings and refined shopping, bringing a wide range of new features to loyal Houston customers.  The first major renovation since opening in 2001 reflects several years of travel, exploration and development to cultivate the perfect store for the wide range of patrons Central Market attracts from across the city. “Central Market has a long-standing commitment to leadership in creativity and product innovation for the H-E-B family.  With the completion of our renovation, this location now represents our newest and best expression of this promise to our Houston shoppers,” said Stephen Butt, President, Central Market.Read More

Central Market Completes Sale of Two Properties

(DALLAS, TX.) — Today, Central Market announced the sale of two North Texas properties located in Grapevine and McKinney to Safeway, Inc.  In 2016, Central Market purchased six Sun Fresh stores from RLS with plans to renovate and open two new stores in Dallas. A complete facility renovation is underway at the Midway Road and Northwest Highway location with an expected opening date of first quarter 2018.  This site will be the first new destination market for people who are really into food since opening the Preston-Royal store in early 2012.  No firm timeframe has been set for the opening of a second store, located at the intersection of McKinney and Lemmon Avenues in the flourishing Uptown neighborhood. “We are excited to expand our Central Market footprint in the Dallas area, and these two stores will certainly be foodie destinations,”Read More

Want’ems Wonton Chips and Fusion Dips: Yes, You Want ‘Em

Confession time: we’ve plowed through a bowl of crispy wonton strips at a Chinese restaurant more times than we care to admit. Although we often eat them straight, we’ve been known to dip them into sweet chili or hot mustard sauce, too. We suffer a similar fate when presented with chips and salsa at our favorite Tex-Mex joints. But we digress.