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Royal Blue Grocery expands in Dallas

Austin-based small-format concept to open two locations: reports

A small-format food-retailing banner that includes elements of foodservice, convenience retailing and gourmet grocery is expanding in downtown Dallas, according to local reports.

Royal Blue Grocery, which launched in 2006 in Austin, Texas, is a “modern urban grocery store,” according to the chain’s website, which explains that the stores offer “a little bit of everything, from Stumptown coffee and freshly prepared grab-and-go offerings to conventional grocery and convenience items, and always tons of locally sourced products from a long list of unique brands and producers.”

Executives at the company could not be reached for further comment.

Royal Blue operates six locations in Austin and one in the Highland Park Village area of Dallas. The new stores are planned for Dallas’ Central Business District, according to local reports.

While the company’s first location in Dallas, which opened in 2015 in a former Tom Thumb supermarket location, measured about 6,500 square feet, its Austin locations are considerably smaller, according to local website Culturemap Dallas.

In addition to prepared foods and grocery items, the chain also offers catering for parties and local businesses, according to its website.

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