H-E-B Plans for New Store in Kerrville, Texas
- by Lilian Diep
SAN ANTONIO, TX - H-E-B is curbing its next-door-neighbor woes from the start by building a new location right next to one of its current locations. Plot twist: the older location is actually closing down. Guess we won't be seeing any “Neighbors” shenanigans arise.
“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 company is already constructing the 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.
The new location will have an expansive product assortment and several convenient services. It will also offer fresh, quality food options and innovative services that allow customers to choose how they shop, pay for, and receive their products. Some new highlights and updated departments from the store include:
- H-E-B Curbside service allows customers to create a shopping list online and pick up their order at the store
- Home Delivery
- 22 check stands featuring several self-checkout registers for quick customer service
- Meal Simple area with options for quick and simple meal planning
- Showtime Kitchen featuring live demos and daily samplings using quick and easy recipes that can be made at home
- Expanded frozen department
H-E-B will introduce design elements that complement the look and feel of the surrounding neighborhood and the Hill Country community, incorporating metal shed roofs and limestone materials. The limestone used for the store honors the company’s second location for its store, which opened in 1911 at the rock Masonic Building on Earl Garrett Street in Kerrville. To pay homage to the company’s roots, part of the design element will include a decorative facade that resembles the retailer’s original store, which was located in the 800 block of Main Street and opened in 1905 as C.C. Butt Grocery Store. The Curbside logo on the store will include a Model T, which is a nod to the early days of H-E-B grocery delivery.
While it’s not the official location of the original store, a Texas state historical marker dedicated in 2016 stands at the current Main St. store property that commemorates H-E-B’s humble beginnings in Kerrville.
As more updates unfold surrounding the new location, AndNowUKnow will keep you informed.