Workers rush to create temporary home for area grocery that burned

Crews work around the clock to build a new grocery store in San Saba after their local store caught on fire last Friday. (Photo by Joanie Hunt)
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SAN SABA, Texas (KWTX) Crews in San Saba are working around the clock to create temporary quarters for the town’s only full-service grocery store, which was destroyed by fire last Friday.

San Saba Mayor Ken Jordan says the hope is to have the temporary store up and running by the end of this week.

Right now, crews are installing refrigeration and electricity to the building that will house the store.

Earlier this week the community received donations from food pantries and churches in Austin, which helped residents obtain the food they need.

The owners of Schwartz Foods in Goldthwaite also donated fresh produce for meals for elderly residents.

The fire was reported at about 1 a.m. Friday at Lowe’s Grocery at 1204 West Wallace.

Lowe’s was the only store in town with fresh produce and meat, but there is a Dollar General where some goods are available.
San Saba, with about 2,600 residents, is county seat of San Saba County, where 5,841 people live.