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H-E-B breaks ground on newest Dallas-area supermarket in McKinney

H-E-B breaks ground on newest Dallas-area supermarket in McKinney

H-E-B grocery store
Everyone loves H-E-B. Photo courtesy of H-E-B

McKinney wins the supermarket lottery with a new new H-E-B store, coming to the northeast corner of Custer Road and Eldorado Parkway.

H-E-B management joined McKinney Mayor George Fuller and other local officials on March 3 to break ground on the new store, which is slated to open in late 2023.

In a release, Fuller called it "an exciting day for our community as we break ground on this highly-anticipated store."

Local schools took part in the ceremony including a presentation of the colors by McKinney High School's MCJROTC, and a performance by the McKinney Boyd High School Jazz Ensemble, led by Vanessa Santamaria, associate director of bands.

This makes the third H-E-B store currently under construction in the DFW area, all north of Dallas.

Two stores have already been announced to open in fall 2022:

  • Frisco, at the northeast corner of Legacy Drive and Main Street
  • Plano, at the southwest corner of Preston Road and Spring Creek Parkway

The company held groundbreakings for those two locations in June 2021; they're masters of fanfare.

The McKinney store's exterior design will have a modern, distinctive character that integrates into the community, with a tree preserve located between the store and residential neighbors to provide a buffer and privacy.

Distinct features will include:

  • large dedicated curbside zone at the back of the store
  • fuel station with car wash
  • Pharmacy drive-thru
  • True Texas BBQ, H-E-B’s lauded barbecue restaurant

To mark the opening, H-E-B will also donate $10,000 to each of the following nonprofit organizations: Seed Project Foundation, Community Garden Kitchen, Love Life Foundation, Hugs Café, and City Church.

Based in San Antonio, H-E-B operates over 420 stores in Texas and Mexico., and is celebrating its 117th anniversary this year.

 H-E-B has a strong DFW presence via its Central Market stores, which debuted in the Dallas area in 2001, now with four locations in Dallas, Plano, Southlake, and Fort Worth.

There are also H-E-B stores in some surrounding towns including Burleson, Hudson Oaks, Granbury, and Waxahachie.