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Fort Bliss Opens New, Large Commissary

Fort Bliss Opens New, Large Commissary

POSTED: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 3:34pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 10:07am

FORT BLISS- Fort Bliss is opening a new commissary on June 29.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will launch a six-day celebration with the events and shopping.The event will feature spectacular savings as commissary vendors have stepped up to offer hundreds of promotional prices.

The six-day event will be marked with food sampling, drawings for prizes and other festivities. Commissary vendors will give away several televisions, a washer and dryer set, a motorcycle, an SUV and hundreds of smaller prizes to customers. On June 29th and 30th there will also be a soccer kick, a football toss, two race car simulators, a super slide, a clown and face painting for children.

The store is located at 1620 Marshall Road, on the south end of Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss, a first-of-its-kind shopping, dining and entertainment marketplace located on a U.S. military installation.

By commissary standards, the new Fort Bliss Commissary is a large store —28 checkouts, eight of which are self-checkouts; full-service meat and produce departments; an international deli and bakery; an olive bar; hot foods; a fresh fish market; sushi-to-go and rotisserie chicken.

The hours will be Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The current store, which has operated since 1981, will close at 9 p.m. June 27. Workers will use June 28 to shift the commissary operation to the new store.

The commissary will be open for all active duty military, National Guard, Reserve or retired, and family members.

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