An H-E-B is in our sights, Plano! The store’s start of construction was ceremoniously marked with a groundbreaking event June 4, and with it came additional details about what the grocery will look like and include when complete.
For starters, it will be a full-size H-E-B, with 110,000 square-feet of products, groceries and services.
Some feature highlights include a bakery with fresh, warm tortillas, an H-E-B Meal Simple section—the grocer’s prepped meal brand—and an extensive wine section with a sampling station. Also included will be a full-service pharmacy and drive-thru, an outdoor essentials department, and North Texas’ first True Texas BBQ restaurant with a drive-thru.
The list goes on, with a sushi and Asian grill station, live cooking demonstrations, meat market, blooms department and items for beauty, healthy living, households and pets.
“We intend to bring you the very best of H-E-B,” said Juan-Carlos Rück, H-E-B executive vice president of the North West Food and Drug Division. “We uniquely designed it for the Plano community… I promise you that our design team works incredibly hard to build something that the community can be proud of, and that you’ll enjoy shopping.”
Currently, Plano’s H-E-B is slated to open in the fall of 2022 at the corner of Preston Road and Spring Creek Parkway. With it will come an estimated 425 jobs, Rück said.
“Hopefully you can hear in all of our voices how excited we are to be here to earn your trust and confidence,” he said. “You’ve been very kind so far, but just know that every day our 425 plus marketers in that store and leaders across this division will be working to earn that trust and confidence and so that you come back and see us.”
Also at the event, H-E-B gifted $10,000 each to Emily’s Place, My Friend’s House, Friday Nite Friends, The Storehouse, and North Texas Performing Arts. A gift was also donated to the Plano ISD’s Plano West High School Band, whose steel drum group performed prior to the ceremony.
“When we talk about giving back to the community, it runs deep,” Winell Herron, vice president of Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs. “It’s a personal experience for all of us. And it’s something that we’re absolutely committed to.”
Plano Mayor John Muns applauded H-E-B’s commitment to giving back at the groundbreaking ceremony, his first since being elected as mayor this May. Knowing which parts of the community needed help most was a priority from the start of H-E-B’s interest in building in Plano, he said.
“I know all of us here from the city of Plano could not be happier that you’re here,” Muns said. “And we’re delighted and excited about what’s to come.”
H-E-B announced it would be coming to Plano this spring, as well as opening a location in Frisco. A groundbreaking event was held for the Frisco location June 3.
Take a look at how the company kicked off construction at today’s festivities for the Plano location: