After 50 Years Iconic Liquor Store Between Amarillo and Canyon, The Buffalo Chip, is Getting an Upgrade
There is a store that has been a part of the scenery between Amarillo and Canyon for over 50 years!
Back in the day, Canyon, Texas was dry, which meant you couldn't buy liquor, beer or wine in the city limits. For those who partook in libations, that meant they had to drive to Amarillo to get their spirits. Many WT students made the drive toward Amarillo on a regular basis to stock up on adult beverages. Luckily, one didn't have to drive completely to Amarillo to get their liquor, beer, or wine. You just had to drive to the corner of McCormick and I-27 South.
The Buffalo Chip Package Store
For over 50 years, the Buffalo Chip has been in business, selling liquor, beer, and wine to the folks in Canyon and Amarillo and in between. They have always been a small store and now they are expanding and upgrading.
The new part will be the new store, and the entrance will face I-27 instead of McCormick. They are still going to have the drive-thru and the older part of the building will be used as their delivery department and warehouse.
Don't Worry They Are Still Open!
The new construction isn't slowing them down, they are still open as the new addition is being built.
It's always a plus to see a well-known business that has been making customers happy for over 50 years get an upgrade. If you grew up in this area or even went to college at WT, then you know the Buffalo Chip very well. All those late-night runs to The Chip to grab more beer before they closed have happened a lot over the years.
It's going to be great to see a whole new look for The Buffalo Chip.