Texas Grocery Chain H-E-B Will Open Two Dallas-Fort Worth Locations
After years of begging and pleading from Dallasites, popular Texan grocery chain HEB is finally expanding to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
The chain announced last week that two stores are currently planned for DFW, according to CultureMap. One will open in Frisco on Legacy and Main Street and another in Plano on Preston Road and Spring Creek Parkway in the coming months. If everything goes according to plan, HEB will lay the foundation for the two new stores sometime this summer.
It’s really been a long time for HEB to give locals a taste of some of its most iconic products through Central Market, the HEB-owned upscale grocery chain that has been operating in DFW for two decades. There are a few locations of the chain in cities technically considered part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex – Burleson and Waxahachie – but these neighborhoods are definitely a long way from Dallas.
Despite widespread cheer over the announcement, some criticized HE-B’s plans to move to two affluent suburbs full of grocery stores rather than addressing the huge food inequality in South Dallas. According to WFAA, the chain acquired property in Oak Cliff in 2017 and promised to open a location for the Central Market. These plans never came to fruition.
“The hope was that they would open a grocery store in our south Dallas community.” James McGee, president of the Southern Dallas Progress Community Development Corporation, told the WFAA. “I was thrilled that the HEB is coming to the DFW Metroplex. I was kind of disappointed because it wasn’t in south Dallas. “
The first two HEB locations are expected to arrive in autumn 2022. Look forward to a more specific opening schedule as the details become known.