Getting fresh: Grocery and food options are growing in La Marque. Dollar General last week completed renovations and unveiled its DG Market concept in its 914 Bayou Road store. The DG Market concept offers fresh produce and meat, along with Dollar General’s typical merchandise. Look for more DG Markets in the county.

Biz Buzz: DG Market

Dollar General last week completed renovations and unveiled its DG Market concept in its 914 Bayou Road store in La Marque. DG Market is a grocery concept offering fresh produce and meat in Dollar General stores known for home goods and general merchandise.

Dollar General in 2021 announced plans to offer fresh produce in more than 10,000 stores in coming years, reports Mandy Woodburn, public relations specialist for La Marque Economic Development Corp. DG Markets offer the top 20 items typically sold in grocery stores and about 80 percent of produce categories carried by most grocers, Woodburn said.

Tortuga restaurant rumors

Landry’s Inc. is rumored to be buying the property vacated by Tortuga Mexican Kitchen at 6010 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston.

Samuel May Williams home has new owners

Houstonians have acquired the 1839 Samuel May Williams home, 3601 Ave. P in Galveston, a former museum and believed to be the second oldest home on the island.

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(7) comments

Bailey Jones

Kudos to Dollar General - too many people around the country don't have easy access to fresh food.

Laura Addison

I hope the rumor about Cadillac Bar coming is true! That would be THREE Mexican restaurants on Seawall not too far apart - YUM! Tortugas will hopefully see better business at its new location and Cadillac Bar has the name recognition to do well wherever it goes. Salsa's always looks busy!

Stephanie Davies

I’ve been curious about the Samuel May Williams home!

Dan Hochman

I have seen a bit of activity at Flip Flops. Anybody aware of what is happening with that property? And what became of La Pesca, another mexican seawall eatery?

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Laura Elder

I'll try to find out about Flip Flops, though owners are hard to reach. I was sad to see Pesca close. I enjoyed it there. I think they were hoping for more of a lunch crowd.

Ted Gillis

I’ve toured both the Samuel May Williams house and the Micheal B. Menard house when the were both open to tourists. Both are very interesting old structures, much different from the more popular mansions on Broadway.

I wish the new owner’s of the Williams house the best, and I hope they enjoy their new historical home.

Sarah Click

I've been hoping for a Cadillac Bar in the old Olympia spot on Pier 21, Olympia's outside bar was always a great place to sit and enjoy a good beverage.

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