Pinkie’s Celebrates 70 Years
Pinkie's Liquor Stores will celebrate 70 years of business in San Angelo with fun events at both of their stores this Friday & Saturday.Stop by either Pinkie's at 1415 S. Bryant or 4239 Sherwood Way from 10am-9pm either day for live music, hundreds of balloons, free tastings and samples from various vendors.
Pinkie’s began in San Angelo in 1944, when Sam Ellington and Tom Roden opened the ﬁrst San Angelo Pinkie’s on the old Big Spring highway on a county precinct line that marked the boundary of the only wet area in Tom Green County.
When O. C. Fisher Dam was completed in 1952, US highway 87 had to move, and so did Pinkie's. At this time, Sam Ellington bought the ownership interest of Tom Roden in the San Angelo stores and Samco, Inc. was born, the company which still owns and operates Pinkie’s in San Angelo today. There is complete history on website: http://www.pinkies.com/aboutus.html.
Pinkie’s and the Ellingtons are longtime ﬁxtures in the civic and cultural life of San Angelo, providing product and other support for many non-proﬁt organization, including West Texas Rehabilitation Center, the Angelo Civic Theatre, Meals for the Elderly, Junior League, Habitat for Humanity, and many others. The store was instrumental in the creation of the Texas Wine & Food Festival, the major fundraising event of the San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council.