Yesterday, we announced that Texas-based grocery store H-E-B is opening its first location in Tarrant County, and despite it not being in Cowtown — we’re still pretty excited about the new addition. Here’s what you need to know about the expansion + what’s to come for Fort Worth.
The groundbreaking 🏗️
H-E-B will break ground on a 28-acre site in Mansfield at the corner of US 287 and Broad Street — about 20 minutes from downtown. Construction is expected to begin at the start of the new year in January or February. More details about the location will be announced + renderings will be released closer to the start date.
In a press release, Executive Vice President of H-E-B Juan-Carlos Rück said, “We are excited to expand in Mansfield and look forward to providing the dynamic and growing city with the best H-E-B has to offer.” The news comes on the heels of the grocer’s announcement of several openings across North Texas including in Dallas, Collin, Denton, and Rockwall counties.
The word on the street 🗣️
Another day, another announcement of H-E-B opening somewhere other than Fort Worth. Back in June, word broke out about the potential expansion north of downtown in the Alliance Town Center, but hopes quickly dwindled when a spokesperson for AllianceTexas said the development rumors were only that, rumors.
AllianceTexas developer Hillwood released a statement saying it “inadvertently” included H-E-B in its announcement about the development, and that the grocer had not made any public announcements. The revised statement mentioned that a “major grocery store” will be built on that land — which is property that H-E-B owns — but there’s still no official word. Until then, you can check out the closest location in Burleson at 165 NW John Jones Dr.