H-E-B plans to open new Oak Hill store in August

H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)
H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)

H-E-B will open a new location in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Southwest Austin in August. (Rendering courtesy H-E-B)

H-E-B announced in the fall of 2019 it would move its Oak Hill store about 1 mile to the west, close its current location and open a new 90,000-square foot store due to the impending Texas Department of Transportation project to widen Hwy. 290.

According to representatives from H-E-B, that new store is set to open in August at 7901 W. Hwy. 290, Austin, at the intersection with FM 1826. The existing store in the Center of the Hills shopping center at 7010 SH 71, Austin, will close when the new location opens.


TxDOT’s contractor, Colorado River Constructors, is doing pre-construction work in the area, such as taking soil samples and installing fencing. The $674 million construction project, which will create a roadway as wide as 12 lanes along some areas of the project near the Y at Oak Hill where SH 71 and Hwy. 290 intersect and will construct flyovers at the interchange between those two roads, is set to begin construction in June or July, according to TxDOT officials. 512-288-5440. www.heb.com
By Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin and Southwest Austin editions. He began his career as a sports reporter in Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in 2018. He grew up in Maine and graduated from Boston University, but prefers tacos al pastor to lobster rolls. You can get in touch at jflagler@communityimpact.com


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