, Port Arthur, Texas

Readers' Corner

September 29, 2007

Dorothy Nicotre of Nick’s Grocery fame dies at 86

Dorothy Nicotre, co-creator of Nick’s Grocery Store in Port Arthur, died Saturday at Renaissance Hospital in Groves.

She was 86.

Nicotre and her husband Nick opened the mom and pop shop in September of 1959 with help from Joe and sister Mary Nicotre Plagman.

Nick and Dorothy Nicotre’s son, Joe, currently owns and operates the Port Arthur fixture and family-run business.

Nick’s Grocery was made famous by the Nicotre family’s unmistakable boudain and exceptional customer service.

Arrangements are pending for Dorothy Nicotre at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur.

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