End of an Era - Nick’s Grocery in Port Arthur closing

End of an Era - Nick’s Grocery in Port Arthur closing

A Port Arthur staple is slated for closure. The owners of Nick’s Grocery at 3149 39th St. announced it would soon shutter its doors. Nick and Dorothy Nicotre opened Nick’s Grocery on Sept. 27, 1959, and it’s still owned by the Nicotre and Plagman families.

Wednesday, June 21, the store – which possesses a near cult following for its boudin fit for a king (and celebrity Jimmy Johnson, who is also known to shop Nick’s) – announced a “Going Out of Business” sale that will last until the entire store’s inventory is gone. Only cash and credit cards will be accepted – no checks – and all sales are final with no refunds or exchanges allowed.

Discounts include 50 percent off retail on regular grocery and pharmaceuticals.

“After 58 years of striving to please all our customers, with heavy hearts, it is now time for us to close the doors forever,” Nick’s announced. “It has been our pleasure to serve all of you as our customers. We appreciate the loyalty of both our customers and employees that we have had the pleasure of working with throughout the years. Special thanks goes to our manager, Wayne Ledet, for his outstanding service and loyalty to us.

“Good-bye and God bless.”