By CRAIG ALANIZ
South Padre Parade
Owners Hash and Angie Hashash said the store was converted from traditional convenient store to a mini-supermarket. The inventory at Island Market is everything from gasoline to organic produce.
“We carry a little bit of everything, name it and we got it 90 percent of the time,” Hashash said.
The beer and wine selection is second to none, Hashash said. Island Market carries the widest variety of imported beer on the island and a selection of fine champagne.
Hashash said Island Market will take special orders such as gluten or lactose free food. She said groceries can even be delivered under special circumstances.
“Customer service is our main priority – all they have to do is call and we will accommodate,” Hashash said.
Customer service is so important at Island Market that it stayed open after Hurricane Dolly despite the power loss and damages to personal property, Hashash said they were also opened after the causeway collapsed.
“We had to make adjustments with our supplier, but we made it work which made our customers happy,” Hashash said.
Island Market likes to participate in community functions such as donating ice for the Walk for Women and providing traffic officers with drinking water during the height of the season, Hashash said.
Island Market is open every day from 6 a.m. until midnight and is open 24 hours during the Island’s busy weeks. They are located at 5312 Padre Boulevard on South Padre Island. For more information call (956) 761-5171.