Adrienne, Dean, Cariann, and I are both sad and excited to announce that Blake’s Steaks Sandwich Shop on University Drive will be closing at 10pm on February 29th for the last time. Why are we excited about this you ask? Well being that this is a leap year, we have decided to leap into a project that is very near and dear to us. Zeitman’s Grocery Store.
The past 2 years at the store have been incredible and we have met and served so many incredible people including customers we now consider friends. We have helped local organizations, churches, and sports teams. It has been a blessing. However, with the end of our lease coming up, we have decided now is the right time to focus our energy/money on the new project. We are in the process of finalizing the purchase of 220 N Main St. in Historic Downtown Bryan.
The new store will be called Zeitman’s Grocery Store. Originally founded in 1891 in Portland, ME. Zeitman’s was the neighborhood general store. Back then you could get cigars, horse tack, vegetables, clothes and more. It was in operation until 1979. The sign is now a registered landmark and still sits proudly at 336 Fore St in the Old Port area of Portland. It has called to me through the years and I feel now is the right time to provide the growing area of Downtown Bryan with freshly baked breads, deli meats, produce, and household essentials. We will be setting up a Blake’s Steak Express inside, so you will still be able to grab the Best Cheesesteak in Texas, but you will also be able to grab your milk, cheese, and local farm products at the same time. We wouldn’t have been able to take this leap without y’all. This decision was very difficult to make, but in the end we must make the move we think is best for our families. We appreciate your business and support over the last few years more than you could know, and we hope you will make the trek to Downtown to enjoy the amazing shops, restaurants and of course visit us. Come in and grab your fix before we take our leave. Cheers friends, we look forward to serving you again in the very near future.
Dean and Adrienne Brundage, Blake and Cariann Zeitman @ Blake’s Steaks Sandwich Shop