Shopko Hometown meets small town needs of CotullaShopko Hometown meets small town needs of Cotullahttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=127432016-04-11T05:00:00Z2016-04-11T19:00:00Z

COTULLA, LA SALLE COUNTY - More than a year after closing its doors, a building that served as the main retail outlet for the Eagle Ford town of Cotulla is getting a new lease on life under a new owner.

The city's old ALCO store has been reborn as a Shopko Hometown, a new retail concept for small towns that do not have a Walmart or other major retailers.

The 26,000-sf store in Cotulla employs 30 people and now features a broad range of national and private label brands of clothing, home furnishings, toys, consumer electronics, seasonal items, lawn and garden products and some grocery items.

ALCO Stores Inc. and its parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October 2014. In Texas, ALCO had 32 stores with five of them located in the Eagle Ford Shale and deep South Texas towns of Yoakum, Devine, Cotulla, Hebbronville and George West.

With the nearest Walmart more than 30 minutes away in either Carrizo Springs or Pearsall, the retail chain's mission is "making life easier for the customers," said Shopko's CEO Peter McMahon.
San Antonio Business Journal
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