Round Top Mercantile has had their hands full in the wake of the recent coronavirus pandemic, but they’ve been rolling with the punches as they come. “When the citywide quarantines first started, we had an influx of weekenders who came to Round Top to stay in their vacation homes because they didn’t want to quarantine in the larger cities,” co-owner Jackie Sacks explains. “Even though the Antiques Show was canceled, we haven’t had to slow down or close our doors.” But like most grocery stores across the country, they had issues getting their hands on essential items like toilet paper and bleach. “We’ve done our best to keep up with our customers’ needs, and it has gotten better the past couple of weeks,” says Jackie.
Founded in 1984 by Jackie’s husband Michael’s family, Round Top Mercantile has long been considered the town’s one-stop-shop for groceries, hardware and fuel. And it’s been family-run for four generations – Michael and Jackie’s two daughters have plans to take over the business in the future. They pride themselves on having everything that you may need in one place – including a deli, power equipment, farming and ranching hardware and apparel. Their joy comes in serving the needs of the Round Top community and making sure they’re cared for.
With a diverse team of employees that have many years of experience and expertise, Jackie says that they pride themselves on their customer service and getting folks taken care of with good service and a smile. “It’s nice to be a part of such a unique community – this town is close-knit and we all take care of each other in times of need,” she says. And after 36 years of business, Round Top Mercantile won’t stop caring anytime soon.