CUERO, DEWITT COUNTY - Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) has sold the land where its operations are located in Cuero to H-E-B. However, the San Antonio-based grocery chain has not publicly committed that it's planning to build a new store there.
"H-E-B is pleased to be part of the development of the Cuero community," said Regina Garcia, public affairs manager for H-E-B for the Gulf Coast Region. "At this time, no plans are outlined on a new store."
The H-E-B store in Cuero at 1161 N. Esplanade St. was built in 1960 and is 13,500 sf. In June 2011, H-E-B said it was conducting a feasibility study to see if a new store in Cuero was warranted.
GVEC does have plans in Cuero.
The electric co-op will build a new customer service center, GVEC Home location and warehouse complex over the next year-and-a-half, according to the company.
The new customer service center will be at 1015 E. Broadway St., across from Cuero High School and east of the current GVEC complex at the corner of US Hwy. 87 and Fain McDougal Dr.
Plans are also underway for a new GVEC operations center to be built on an 11.5 acre tract north of Cuero on US Hwy. 183.
This complex will serve as the warehouse and will house engineering, operations, communications and transportation employees and activities.
Construction on both facilities is expected to begin by the end of the year with plans for completion in late 2014 or early 2015.
Until new facilities are completed to house its Cuero operations, GVEC will lease its current facilities from H-E-B.