Best Convenience Store: Cimarron Express
April 8, 2013 at 12:03 p.m.
Updated April 7, 2013 at 11:08 p.m.
Cimarron Express was voted best convenience store by readers of the Advocate in the 2013 Best of the Best competition.
Fresh baked goods, a neighborhood-centric location and longtime employees are the key ingredients of the Cimarron Express' success.
Sandra Valdez, store manager, has been at the store's helm for the last 10 years.
"It's a neighborhood store so it really hasn't changed," Valdez said. "It's a family-oriented atmosphere. If it's not broke, why fix it?"
Maintaining a clean facility and busy bakery make the convenience store shine from all the rest.
"I have a very good team," Valdez said. "We work together really well, we don't have a big turnover rate."
1402 John Stockbauer Drive
Hours: 4:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Sunday
8701 N. Navarro St.
Hours: 24 hours a day
7104 N. Navarro St.
Hours: 4:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 4:30 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday