Like a lot of established neighborhoods, Crestview has its idiosyncrasies. One of the biggest is its longstanding attachment to the Crestview Minimax IGA, a sort of time-capsule of a grocery store that generations of neighbors have come to cherish.
Opened in the 1950s, the store's size and building style fit its era; at 10 aisles, it's tiny by today's standards. That hasn't stopped its loyal customer base, mostly neighbors, from their patronage. In fact, that loyalty and friendliness became well-known beyond Crestview's borders: It won several Austin Chronicle "Best of Austin" awards over the years and saw several competitors come and go.
Now, according to a KVUE-TV report on Friday, the store has a new owner. KVUE reports that owner Ronny Prellop, who has owned the store since his father passed it to him in 1991, sold the store to Bexar County Market, which operates Texas chain Arlens Grocery Stores. The television station added that the store will get a new name with its new ownership.