Rocking Grand Opening for Keemat Katy


Photos: Aniket Raj Photography

By Foram Thakkar

KATY: Keemat Katy rocked its Grand Opening Celebrations Sunday, May 15, from 1-5 PM.  Sunil T with his Dhamaal Masala Crew hyped the festivities with riveting comedy and impromptu crazy contests.  Anyone traveling along S. Mason Road could catch the first glimpses of excitement:  huge balloons, tents, ethnic wind dancers and of course the bright orange Masala Hummer.

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Threats of afternoon rain just made the crowds come in early, the store had to open at 8:30 instead of its usual 9:00 AM, to try free samples and grab quantities of popular grocery items at giveaway prices. Kids enjoyed dancing while the parents waited patiently in lines for complimentary mouthwatering Pani Puri, Aloo Tikki & Bhel Mixes arranged by Keemat and Deep Food’s Umang Mehta, and Chai Moments by Tea India.  Even slightly long lines at cash register didn’t bother guests as they were constantly amused by Sunil T’s Bollywood entertainment: Holding Space dancers, dance classes and contests, and live singing from the talented audience.  Vibrant red-orange-yellow helium balloons throughout the store and DJ Zee’s music made patrons feel that they were partying rather than grocery shopping!

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“We have been to all the Keemat Grand Opening events, shopping is so much fun with all the music and festivities. My kids especially wanted a selfie with “Chulbul Pandey” said Bhavna Reddy.

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Inspector Chulbul Pandey was on hand to insure safe delivery of valuable Indian Kesar and Alphonso Mangoes. It was truly “Aam sale for Aam janta”. Shoppers were amazed how such fresh produce could be sold at the amazingly low prices. All Keemat pride themselves on all day, every day freshest produce. Six patrons put their kitchen skills to test at a fast-paced Mango Salad Making Competition.  Contestants had 10 minutes to select their produce and dressing ingredients throughout the store, wash, chop and display their unique creations.  Salads contained everything from Keemat fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro, to exotic dates, raisins, in-store sprouted moong, pomegranate seeds, paneer, yoghurt, and even sev! Keemat and Deep Food executive judges deliberated over spoonful’s before announcing the winners:  1st: Sapna, 2nd: Devi and 3rd Nayana Thakkar.  Winners won exclusive saffron boxes. Excitement levels peaked at 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM as Sunil T played “Name Your Price” where contestants were able to name their price on almost any single grocery item pending Keemat manager approval.

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Raghu Arya said “I just moved to Katy a couple of months ago and live 2 blocks from the store. I am so excited to have Keemat’s clean, modern store design, name brand groceries, fresh produce, and excellent customer service in my neighborhood.”

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