• City of Tyler Unveils Name of New Conference Center

     
    POSTED July 7, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Courtesy of the City of Tyler

In early June, the City Council of Tyler called a special meeting to name its Rose Complex's conference center. The center will be called the W.T. Brookshire Conference Center after the iconic grocery store founded and headquartered in Tyler. 

"Brookshire's tradition of outstanding service was instilled 90 years ago when W.T. Brookshire made the decision to place the customer as his top priority," says Mayor Don Warren. 

After the name was announced, attendees for the momentous occasion signed the complex girders to commemorate the occasion.

"We are incredibly excited to extend our involvement and dedication to the City of Tyler and the surrounding communities in this whole new way," says Brad Brookshire, chairman and CEO of Brookshire Grocery Co. "As it has been for more than 93 years, our mission is to provide customers with exceptional shopping experiences while also furthering our commitment to and involvement in the communities we serve. We look forward to a long and meaningful partnership with the City of Tyler to help bring tourism and revenue to the city."

Construction on the Rose Complex Center began in August 2021. The W.T. Brookshire Conference Center is anticipated to be completed at the end of October 2022. 

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