South Austin HEB turns dirt, spurs developmentSouth Austin HEB turns dirt, spurs developmenthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=204592018-06-26T05:00:00Z2018-06-26T23:00:00Z

​​​Site work has started on a new HEB Grocery Co. store at 8801 South Congress, but the grocer still has to get its final revised site plan approved by the city.AUSTIN – In the latest sign of South Austin’s growth, HEB Grocery Co. is turning dirt on a 140,000-sf grocery store near West Slaughter Ln. and the I-35 frontage Rd.

The San Antonio-based grocery chain expects to open its new store at 8801 South Congress Ave. in late 2019 or early 2020.

In addition, another developer is hopin​​g to capture some of the traffic HEB will generate with a separate 11-acre shopping complex to the west of the grocery site.

In spite of the metro’s economic growth, construction of new retail space is surprisingly low for a major city, researchers with the Weitzman group noted in a 2017 report​.​
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