Photograph courtesy of H-E-B
Plans are underway for a second H-E-B store in the Central Texas city of Leander. Spanning more than 103,000 square feet, Leander’s newest H-E-B, which will be located at 19348 Ronald W. Reagan Blvd., in the new Bar W Marketplace, will feature an expansive product assortment and “several convenient services customers come to expect from H-E-B,” says the San Antonio-based grocer. Construction is slated to begin early next year with a grand opening planned for Nov. 17, 2022.
“Each H-E-B is special, and this store will be no exception, offering an exciting and complete shopping experience,” said H-E-B Director of Public Affairs Leslie Sweet in a statement. “We have served Leander for more than a decade and are thrilled to grow with this community.”
In addition to expanded departments in produce, dairy, and H-E-B Organics, other amenities include H-E-B Curbside and Home Delivery, allowing customers to shop online and pick up orders at the store or schedule delivery to their homes; a pharmacy with drive-thru; and a spacious self-checkout area.
Fresh food will be a focus of the new store, where a full-service scratch bakery and tortilleria will offer a wide selection of artisan breads, fresh tortillas, desserts, pastries and custom cakes. An expansive deli featuring in-house roasted meats will also be in-store, as will a full-service meat market and seafood counter; a Meal Simple area with chef-inspired options for quick and easy meat planning; a Sushiya offering handmade sushi selections made in-store daily; and a Blooms floral area offering online ordering.
The new Leander store will also include a wine and beer department with a variety of local, national and international labels; a wide selection of organic foods and expanded healthy living department; a Texas backyard area, offering products for grilling, gardening and outdoor entertaining; and a business center for financial services, licenses and permits, tickets to local attractions and lottery.
H-E-B’s original Leander store is an H-E-B Plus!, which the retailer describes as more than a grocery store. “We’re outfitting Texas families with all they need for Texas lifestyles—from the coolers sporting your favorite Texas teams to a new smoker for your famous brisket. This is your one-stop for electronics, toys, housewares, grilling and outdoor, party supplies, apparel and more,” says the company website.
News of H-E-B’s Central Texas expansion comes as the grocer readies to open its new 90,000-square-foot Oak Hill store in southwest Austin on Oct. 27. Built on more than 30 acres at the southeast corner of U.S. Highway 290 and FM 1826, the new store features several environmentally sustainable elements such as rainwater harvesting, water retention ponds, adherence to impervious cover regulations, and compliance with all aquifer regulations, says the company.
The new store also offers H-E-B Curbside service; 24 check stands featuring self-checkout registers; a pharmacy with two-lane drive-thru service; expanded fresh food offerings; and an outdoor space with shaded playscape and picnic tables.
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