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Society / The Seen

Grocery Store Mania

Beloved Austin Import Opens to Great Fanfare in Highland Park Village

BY // 01.05.16
photography Amy Robinson

What: Royal Blue Grocery Grand Opening Celebration.

Where: Highland Park Village.

Who: Co-founder of Austin-based Royal Blue Grocery Craig Staley; store owners Emily Ray-Porter, Zac Porter, and Cullen Potts; manager Lauren Preseren; chic shoppers Nicole Musselman, Andre Staffelbach, Caroline Summers, Rick Mendoza, Paige Lane, Kristi and Mike Wetherington, Mary and George Bowles, Jonika Nix, Shelby Brenan, Olivia Kearney, Brooke Hortenstine, Missy Wyszynski, Debbie and Nickey Oates, Margaret Stafford, and Leisa Street

PC Moment: More than 300 guests were on the scene at the upscale market perched prominently in Highland Park Village to check out what the Austin-based brand had in store for them. Sipping Dom Pérignon and Krug champagne, the crowd relished in culinary samplings from local and national vendors showcased at the newly minted boutique, including Paula Lambert’s Mozzarella Company, Live Love Pop, Hail Merry and Vim + Vigor.

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