While H-E-B may be shuttering one of its very stores in its home state, the grocery retailer is only doing so in order to revamp its operations with some seriously trendy new brick-and-mortar offerings. Construction is already underway for its new 106,000-square-foot facility on Main Street in Kerrville, Texas. As for the older, 79,000-square-foot location, which opened in 1984, the store will close upon the opening of the new one.
“We are excited to bring a new H-E-B store to Kerrville, the city where it all started for our company,” said Julie Bedingfield, H-E-B Public Affairs Manager. “With an enhanced in-store experience and commitment to top-quality service and selection, this new store allows us to continue to serve the growing needs of our customers and provide the community with the best we have to offer.”
According to its press release, the new location will have an expansive product assortment and several convenient services, including the following:
While the new store is not the official location of the original store, a Texas state historical marker dedicated in 2016 will stand at the Main St. store property to commemorate H-E-B’s humble beginnings in Kerrville. The new store will also feature a few design elements that pay homage to its early days, including metal shed roofs, limestone materials, a decorative facade that resembles the retailer’s original store, and a Model T, which is a nod to the early days of H-E-B grocery delivery.
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