Sliger’s Market opened its location at 2909 Coggin Avenue in Brownwood in March of 2019, and a year and a half later an expansion of sorts is taking place.
A 36×46 building is in the process of being constructed, which will house most of the Sliger’s Market inventory upon completion.
“What we’re in now is just temporary,” said Sliger’s Market owner Cullen Sliger. “We’ve been selling a lot of stuff out of a little bitty building, but we’re going to move everything over. We’ll sell Blue Bell and everything else we used to sell – the flowers, we’ll have the nursery, pumpkins, watermelons, and we’re buying and selling pecans next week.”
Sliger stated he expects the building will be open in January.
“These guys are working pretty fast, but it will take a little while on the inside,” Sliger said. “I figure by the first of the year we’ll be in there.”
Since opening the location on Coggin Avenue, Sliger stated, “business is great.” Even in the era of COVID-19, Sliger’s Market continues to flourish.
“This is a great side of town,” Sliger said. “Any business that wants to come to Brownwood should come to this side of town. Everybody lives on this side of town.”
The pumpkin patch that was a tradition at the former Sliger’s location in Early – where many generations of residents have taken fall family photos – lives on in Brownwood.
“Usually I sell a semi load of pumpkins, but I sold I semi load of pumpkins in two weeks this year,” Sliger said. “I’ve been out of pumpkins twice already. I keep getting pumpkins in and I keep selling out. Business has been great for me and some of that might be because it’s open air and outside.”
The history of Sliger’s Market dates to 1953.