- Business Advocacy
Big T Mini Mart, 240 W. Main St., Alhambra, is one of the nicest convenience stores that one will ever walk into. Owner Trent Yamauchi prides himself on keeping an immaculate and well-stocked store. When customers walk into Big T Mini Mart, they will notice neatly arranged aisles of food items, household and personal necessities, and over-the- counter medicines.
“I worked in the grocery industry for 10 years and in the vending industry for 15 years. I’m a big fan of convenience stores because you can sell the essentials that make life easier for local residents,” said Mr. Yamauchi.
When it comes to food and beverage items, Big T has quite a range of products that include Asian snacks, locally sourced tortillas, the typical candies and chips, bread, ice cream (including mochi), and even baking essentials.
“I want to make it easier for people who live in Downtown if they run out of eggs or are doing some baking and need more flour or sugar. I just don’t stock soda and snacks. We have the essentials to help you get through your day,” Mr. Yamauchi said.
Along the wall of coolers with beverages, there are big screen televisions. There is a wide selection of bottled and canned soft drinks, sports drinks, bottled water, juices, and energy drinks. Big T sells fountain soda drinks as well as ICEE slushes and iced coffee.
Big T opened in May of 2015 and is already a top store for selling lottery tickets. Mr. Yamauchi said that the store has sold several thousand dollar scratchers and has had some daily three and daily four hits. The most that any customer has ever won was $1,600.
Big T Mini Mart has eight employees. It is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, the store is open from 6 a.m. to midnight. On Saturdays, the store is open from 8 a.m. to midnight. And on Sundays, the store’s hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For more information, visit the store’s Website at http://www.bigtminimart.com/, or phone 626-289-2448.