SEGUIN - H-E-B’s motto is “Here, everything’s better."
Soon that will be the case locally, as H-E-B Seguin Unit Director Danny Crowson announced that the Texas-based grocer is expanding.
The current store is 58,000 sf, and the new store is planned to be 100,000 sf.
The new building will be constructed on the same property, but customers will be able to continue shopping at the current store.
Crowson said the company’s H-E-B real estate department visited with retailers located in the shops surrounding the store. These shops will be relocating to the new retail center that will be built in June or July.
The new storefront will fashion a pair of entrances with a “Texas Front Yard” in between them, a new market-style barbecue restaurant and a drive-through pharmacy. The store will also feature Cooking Connection, a live demonstration with a variety of recipes.
Parking availability will increase from 325 to 584 spaces, and approximately 50 new jobs will be added.
Construction will begin in two weeks and is expected to be completed by October. The store will face SH 123 and be situated between the King Ranger Theatre and First Commercial Bank.
Crowson said it would take an additional eight weeks to demolish the original store and finish the parking lot.
Outside of the store, Hastings and JCPenney will remain, as well as McDonald’s, King Ranger and First Commercial Bank.
The store’s gas station will see changes but not until after the main project is completed.
Estimated cost of construction is $8.2 million.