Area growth leads to H.E.B. expansion
One of the reasons is the growing amount of shoppers at H.E.B due to a tremendous influx of customers from Eagle Ford Shale development.
Aubrey Smith, Unit Director of H.E.B. in this city said, “We just ask customers to please be patient as we work through our construction phases inside and outside of the store.
“Our first concern is the comfort of our customers and we hope they are as excited as we are!”
In its initial phase of expansion, work is now in progress on an enlarged fuel station at the east end of the H.E.B property. The current contractor for the fuel station project is Joeris Construction.
Aubrey said, “When completed, the new fuel station will have capabilities of twelve vehicles being fueled at the same time. The fuel station is being added this year and the building construction will begin in early 2014.
“The car wash will remain in the same location, but the entrance to it will change slightly.
“Anticipated completion time of the entire project will be around August-September in 2014.”
Aubrey continued, “Our expanded H.E.B. Store will grow, roughly, one and a half times in size.
“We are looking forward to larger, expanded departments that will be more spacious and have more variety, as well as additional check stands that will allow for more room for shopping. Also, there will be a seating area for customers who would like to have lunch with us.
Aubrey said, “The new entrance that was constructed recently will include a stop light to allow customers easy access to enter and exit the parking lot. The 281 entrance will reopen in about a month.
“Today, we have a very high traffic intersection and we know customers experience inconveniences daily, so the addition of this stop light will be wonderful for everyone! It is aligned with Reed Street.
Aubrey added, “The parking lot in front of H.E.B. will be completely redrawn with changes to the entrances in order to provide additional parking, enhanced ease of parking and an overall better flow to the parking lot.”