H-E-B announces opening date for new South Austin store

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May 19, 2020 - 12:12 pm
H-E-B Slaughter Lane Store

courtesy H-E-B


AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- H-E-B says it will open its newest store in South Austin near the corner of Slaughter Lane and Interstate 35 on June 10.

The nearly 130,000 square foot store, which had its opening delayed due to the coronavirus crisis, is part of more than $200 million the chain is investing in South Austin.

The new store is the first in the area to offer a True Texas BBQ restaurant, which was named the best barbecue chain in the state by Texas Monthly magazine.

On June 5, the H-E-B store at South 1st Street and William Cannon Drive will close. For those who live near the store and are in need of transportation assistance, H-E-B will provide free Capital Metro bus passes.

The company is also delaying the start of reconstructing the South Congress H-E-B as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. "This is a special store, and we will move forward with construction when we are certain our plan offers the dynamic and innovative shopping experience our loyal and deserving South Congress customers will be proud of for decades to come," said Leslie Sweet, H-E-B Director of Public Affairs. "This is a postponement only. We remain deeply committed to bringing South Congress customers an iconic store that will offer a unique, world-class shopping experience."

Also this summer, the chain will begin construction on a new store in Oak Hill, a 90,000 square foot store to be built at the corner of U.S. Highway 290 and FM 1826 that's expected to open in 2021. The company says plans also remain on track for the Lake Austin store at Exposition Boulevard and Lake Austin Boulevard.

The company operates more than 50 stores in the Austin metro area.

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