Near Southside’s New Pickle Emporium is
a Big Dill!


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A Texas tradition is calling Near Southside home. Best Maid Pickles Emporium is aiming to open its Fort Worth storefront in mid-October on West Vickery Boulevard.

When talking to the Director of Marketing, Emily Christy, you can feel her passion for the Texas icon. Texans have loved Best Maid Pickles since 1926. The pickles have been grown by the Dalton family, starting in a backyard garden to make relish.

Today, the pickles are distributed to Texas and its neighboring states by Walmart and other fine retailers; however, Aldi has recently begun selling the pickles throughout the southeast due to the Covid-19 pandemic. More than a pickle — it is truly a lifestyle! 70 percent of the pickles are grown in Texas, making Best Maid Pickles a true Texas native.

When picking a location for the Emporium, Best Maid Pickles wanted a historical Fort Worth building that could be transformed to represent their brand. Their site is in the newly named Texas Cultural District, Near Southside Arts. The exposed brick inside gives the Emporium a personality that suggests the history of the brand. There will be murals and photos telling the story of Texas’ iconic pickle. Best Maid Pickles expects the Emporium to become a tourist destination.

Best Maid Pickle Emporium is not for your average pickle lover. Best Maid Pickle enthusiasts will find different flavors of pickles and merchandise galore that cannot be found in its retailers. Visitors can find jars of unique pickle flavors lining the shelves. T-shirts and merchandise with hilarious pickle jokes are also available for purchase. The Emporium storefront will celebrate the overall brand and the cult-favorite mascot, Smiley.

We are excited to welcome Best Maid Pickles Emporium to our neighborhood. To keep up with the Emporium’s opening schedule, check their Facebook page.

Rivers Dorey
Public Relations and Marketing Intern

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