“The place where all paths cross” in Marathon

Hours                            Phone  432-386-4522       
Open ‘til 9pm every night                email  marci@frenchcogrocer.com
Monday-Friday opens 7:30am
Saturday opens 8:00am
Sunday opens 9:00am

206 N. Ave. D, Marathon, Texas  79842 
look north from the bank in the middle of town on Hwy. 90.     You can’t miss us!

The French Co. Grocer opened in 2006, revamping the existing grocery store that had been in operation for 25 years.  Since 1980 there has been a grocery store in this location!  It is named after Lucille French’s grocery store that operated in Marathon from 1900 to 1972.  Old locals used to call it French’s
It is the local “general” store.  A little bit of everything……. staple foods, natural foods, produce, meat and fish, wine and beer, hardware, toys, gift items, artisan made wares, camping stuff, t-shirts, local memorabilia, local characters hanging about, local news and directions, all tourists!  It seems to be the place where all paths cross here in Marathon (a town of less than 500 people.)
If you are wondering why James H. Evans has a page on my website…it is because he put it there and he is my sweetheart, partner and general varmint.  I first heard stories of Lucille French from him.  She was his landlord when he first moved here in 1988.  The gallery space he rented from her was where her father opened the first W.M. French General Merchandise in 1900.  See the photograph on the “Original French Company” page.



This is an active website and I update it often. Check it out before you head this way.