Fort Worth, Texas – H-E-B will finally open store in Dallas-Fort Worth area. And not just one, but two! Yes, you heard that right.
According to the company, one store will be located in Frisco, while the second one in Piano. Officials broke ground for first store on Thursday and they will do the same for the second store on Friday.
According to their plan, the store will be opened in fall 20200.
The locations, while in the metroplex, will still be farther from most shoppers in Fort Worth than the H-E-B Plus in Burleson, but it’s still the first move the company — which owns land throughout DFW — has made to enter the market.
The 111,000-square-foot store in Frisco will be built at the northeast corner of Legacy Drive and Main Street. The site in Plano is at the southwest corner of Preston Road and Spring Creek Parkway.
The Frisco store will include a bakery, deli, Meal Simple ready-to-cook dishes, sushi from Dallas staple Sushiya, a True Texas BBQ restaurant with a drive-thru, and live cooking demonstrations and samplings.
It also will include a pharmacy and a beauty department and sell floral arrangements, and a large selection of craft beer and wine (with sampling stations).
More details about the Plano store will be announced at its groundbreaking on Friday.
The grocer chain, which has been operating in Texas since 1905, recently acquired property in Fort Worth, but the company has made no indication of when — or even if — it might develop on that land.
H-E-B told the Star-Telegram in February 2019 it was still considering opening a location in Cowtown but wasn’t sure yet.
There’s a ton of competition in the city Where the West Begins and a lot of people already have a favorite grocery store picked out. Breaking into that market now could be tough.
The closest H-E-B stores to the metroplex, until these two stores open up, are in Burleson, Hudson Oaks, Cleburne, Granbury and Waxahachie. The company, which has a mass of followers similar to fans of Whataburger and Buc-ee’s, operates locations in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Abilene and down into Mexico.
If none of those locations are close enough, just remember Central Market is basically H-E-B’s bougie brand and Fort Worth has one of those in the Chapel Hill Shopping Center, across the street from Arlington Heights High School.