When the 92,000 square-foot store set to border 23rd Street and North Shepherd Drive broke ground last October, it marked the end of a series of setbacks – among them Hurricane Harvey – for the San Antonio-based grocer’s expansion efforts. The day of the groundbreaking, H-E-B Houston Scott McClelland said the current schedule slated the grocery giant’s Heights creation for an August 2018 grand opening. However, a company spokesperson told The Leader earlier this week that permitting issues have slightly delayed completion back to a late fall opening.
As dates are subject to change based on various factors, the company declined to set a specific timetable for completion.
Officials remain committed to bringing their vision to fruition in the Heights sooner rather than later
“Nobody is more interested than me (in getting this thing started),” McClelland said in an interview last June. “The Heights is my dream store to get built. Good things come to those who wait, I promise.”