Keller venue The Bowden providing meals for employees, first responders, local community

The Bowden Director of Operations David Underwood delivers a family its groceries from The Bowden Market. (Courtesy The Bowden)
The Bowden Director of Operations David Underwood delivers a family its groceries from The Bowden Market. (Courtesy The Bowden)

The Bowden Director of Operations David Underwood delivers a family its groceries from The Bowden Market. (Courtesy The Bowden)

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Keller events venue The Bowden is now providing grocery items and other staples through a new venture known as The Bowden Market. (Courtesy The Bowden)
With stay-at-home restrictions in place and large gatherings prohibited, employees at popular Keller events venue The Bowden are finding creative ways to give back.

Keller residents now have an opportunity to purchase high-quality grocery items throughout the week at what is known as The Bowden Market.

“Being affiliated with the Greater Keller Women’s Club, we are always looking for things to do for the community,” said Denielle Godwin, director of sales and marketing. “It is nice for us to do something for folks where they can prepare their own quality meals at home. It is an elevated dinner experience they can take home and prepare in a safe, clean environment.”

At The Bowden Market, 1775 Keller Parkway, Keller, residents place an order at least one day in advance and can pick up items on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The market accepts credit and debit cards, and employees will take down card numbers over the phone to limit in-person contact, Godwin said.

“We are an events center, and with the executive order in place our groups are not able to hold any events,” Godwin said. “The market is helping to benefit our essential employees, and we are able to give back as well.”


Staff at The Bowden are also providing free meals for Keller police and fire personnel, and venue employees as long as stay-at-home restrictions remain in place, Godwin said. Meals are prepared Tuesdays and Thursdays for first responders and daily for a staff of 25 people by an in-house chef and cooking staff, she said.

Supplies available at The Bowden Market are sourced from the same distributors to ensure quality, Godwin said. The market is selling high-quality items, such as steak, chicken breast, hamburger meat, vegetables, eggs and milk. There is little to no mark up, and many of the items are not revenue-generating, she said.

“This is something different to give people options that are outside of fast food,” Godwin said. “It is unique because the premium meats and food are through our sources. Folks just drive up, and we deliver it to their car.”

The primary option for customers at The Bowden Market is the Meal Pak ($49.99), which serves eight people.

The pack includes two 5-ounce farm-raised chicken breasts, two 6-ounce New York steaks, two 6-ounce hamburger patties, two 5-ounce pork chops, 1 pound of asparagus, 1 pound of broccoli and chef’s seasoning.

Other packs available include the Essential Pak ($19.99), which includes essentials, such as toilet paper, paper towels, milk, eggs and butter, and the Sanity Pak, which features six-packs of beer for $10 each and bottles of wine or champagne for $15 each.

“We are very excited about it, and we are trying to put a fun spin on it and let people know it is available,” Godwin said.

By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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