Royal Blue Grocery expanding to downtown San Antonio

Austinites who spend any time downtown are so familiar with Royal Blue Grocery that we take it for granted.

A wine and flower selection sits just beyond on open door at one of the Royal Blue Grocery stores downtown. Deborah Cannon/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

There are seven Austin locations of these small specialty stores that carry tons of local products and lots of quick and ready-to-eat options for people looking for a meal, a snack or a last-minute ingredient needed to make dinner.

Today, the San Antonio Express News broke the news that Royal Blue will be opening its first location in downtown San Antonio later this year. The company already has two locations in Dallas.

Royal Blue Grocery in downtown Austin. Contributed by Royal Blue Grocery

The 2,500-foot store, which won’t open until September, is under construction in the Savoy Building on Houston Street. “We are not a substitute for a full-size grocer, but we are the three trips in between for one or two things,” Royal Blue owner Craig Staley told the Express News.

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