South Congress H-E-B now set for early summer opening in South Austin

The 130,000-square-foot supermarket has been under construction at 8801 S. Congress Ave., Austin. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)
The 130,000-square-foot supermarket has been under construction at 8801 S. Congress Ave., Austin. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

The 130,000-square-foot supermarket has been under construction at 8801 S. Congress Ave., Austin. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

According to a post on H-E-B's social media page, the opening of the new H-E-B at the corner of South Congress Avenue and Slaughter Lane in South Austin has been postponed until "early summer."

The 130,000-square-foot supermarket, which has been under construction since fall 2018 at 8801 S. Congress Ave., Austin, originally had an opening scheduled for March 27, which later was switched to mid-April before the most recent announcement. Features at the store will include a Texas Backyard outdoor section and a True Texas BBQ, a restaurant featuring a drive-thru and outdoor seating.


The Congress store is one of many previously scheduled investments by H-E-B in the South Austin area.

“We will showcase an unprecedented investment in new stores across the Greater Austin area, especially in South Austin, where our customers will soon be receiving the best and most advanced shopping experience H-E-B has to offer,” said Jeff Thomas, who served as H-E-B’s senior vice president for Central Texas until his retirement in January, in a statement to Community Impact Newspaper this winter.

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By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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