H-E-B opens in Hutto on Wednesday

The new Hutto H-E-B Plus opened Wednesday morning.

The new Hutto H-E-B Plus opened Wednesday morning.

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Updated Nov. 16 at 9:22 a.m.

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Updated 7:20 a.m. Nov. 11

Texas-based grocer H-E-B will open its newest store in Hutto on Wednesday. Public ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the city’s first full grocery store are at 8 a.m.

Construction began in March on the 121,000-square-foot building at the northwest corner of Gattis School Road and SH 130. After delivery of the store’s hippo statue, a common fixture among several city businesses and institutions, work continues inside to prepare for next week’s opening.

“We are thrilled to open and share the new Hutto H-E-B plus! with the entire community,” store manager Reb Burgert said. “We spent several years planning the right-sized store for this growing community and we hope shoppers are as excited as we are about the variety of offerings, like the Mia’s Mirror accessory boutique, the expanded H-E-B Meal Simple products, and the largest beer & wine Department in the company. We look forward to celebrating with all of our neighbors on opening day.”

According to the city, other retailers coming to spaces surrounding H-E-B will be announced soon.

Hutto Mayor Doug Gaul said H-E-B is a positive development for the city.

“They are a good community supporter,” Gaul said. “They’ll be a good addition to our community.”

The grocery store also sells specialty items, including sushi, health foods, beer and wine, baked goods, TVs and outdoor plants. It also includes a pharmacy and gas station.

H-E-B has more than 380 stores and 96,000 employees in Texas and Mexico.

The new store is located at 5000 Gattis School Road, Hutto. H-E-B Public Affairs Manager Tamra Jones said the store at Red Bud Lane and Gattis School Road will continue operations as H-E-B.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.