Maxi Pierce has been open in Intracoastal City for 65 years.
65-year-old business in Intracoastal City plans to close; Maxie Pierce Grocery locking its doors on Sept. 30
When Maxie Pierce Grocery in Intracoastal City closes on Sept. 30, it will be for the last time after 65 years for this family business. If you want one last shrimp po-boy or fishing tackle on sale, you better get there soon.
The Boffys are hoping to sell the lot and building as a camp or office in the coming months.
The family business first opened as Maxie Pierce’s Restaurant in 1955.
Maxie and Estelle Pierce capitalized on the growing industries in Intracoastal City in the 1950s and 60s by also opening a filling station, boat launch, and grocery store in 1962.
They built a new bar and restaurant near the current public boat launch in 1969. Many locals enjoyed the restaurant through the 1970s into the early 1980s and have continued to patronize the grocery store for nearly six decades.
Becky Boffy started working weekends in the family businesses for her parents at the age of 12.
Along with her husband Denis, Boffy bought the grocery store from her father, Maxie Pierce, in 1992. When the Boffys took over, much of the business included supplying groceries for the oil and gas industry.
When the Boffys rebuilt the business after Hurricane Rita, they added a deli to provide breakfast and lunch to customers.“We want to thank our loyal customers in Vermilion and the surrounding parishes for many wonderful years. We will miss seeing our friends every day but are looking forward to spending more time with our grandchildren,” agreed Denis and Becky Boffy.