STEPHENVILLE, Texas — A new shopping option celebrated its grand opening today with a ribbon-cutting in the Texan Village Clubhouse on Tarleton State University’s Stephenville campus.
Patterned after an urban grocery, the Oscar P General Store offers quick snacks and on-the-go meals. Fresh fruits and vegetables, deli items, dairy products and bread are available.
“The Oscar P General Store is a great addition to our growing list of amenities,” said university President James Hurley. “It puts ‘convenience’ in the convenience store for Tarleton Texans.”
The store also stocks Chick-fil-A, Dunkin, and Tarleton and Oscar P novelty items.
“The university and Sodexo both consider Oscar P’s a significant enhancement to the campus,” said Michael Benge, Tarleton Director of Auxiliary Services. “There are sections of specialty items, promotional items and greater selections of grocery-type items.”
Hours are 8 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays and noon-6 Saturdays and Sundays. Students may use their Texan bucks and Texan dollars.
The store is named for founder John Tarleton’s pet duck who, legend has it, went everywhere with him. Oscar P is said to be buried with Tarleton. He even has his own place on the larger-than-life Tarleton sculpture on campus.A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton transforms generations by inspiring discovery, leadership and inclusion through teaching and research. Degree programs for almost 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M-RELLIS, and online emphasize real-world learning that addresses regional needs while sustaining the values of excellence, integrity and respect.