Market Basket's conditional opening
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
A large crowd gathers for emergency supplies at Market Basket on Phelan Boulevard in Beaumont after it opened briefly on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005. Shoppers were required to have a specific shopping list and pay in cash. Police were present to keep order. The store was the first to open after Hurricane Rita hit Southeast Texas on Saturday.
Tom Soper collects emergency shopping list items for Hurricane Rita survivors at Market Basket after it opened briefly. Despite the long line, the store was required to close in time for folks to make it home before curfew.