H-E-B opens first location in growing San Antonio suburb
Cibolo may have experienced explosive growth in the past two decades, but one nagging thing was missing. While Main Street was blossoming into a dining destination, the bedroom community still didn’t have its own H-E-B.
That changed on January 25, when the beloved San Antonio-based grocer debuted at 850 FM1103 #100. Complete with curbside and home delivery and a full-service pharmacy, the state-of-the-art facility offers 110,000 square feet of floor space, providing everything from cat food to charcuterie.
Other highlights include a bakery making artisan bread and the chain’s signature tortillas, a deli with an expansive cheese selection, a meat market with upscale cuts like Wagyu, and a demo and sampling kiosk. Those looking for less prep work can snag rice bowls and rolls from Sushiya or grab a chef-inspired meal from H-E-B Meal Simple.
Guests can also take advantage of their larger suburban plots by outfitting the backyard with grills and plants (and the beer and wine to sip in them). True H-E-B fanatics will flock to the H-E-B Brand Shop for baby onesies, décor, and canvas shoes.
Behind the scenes, the store has another cool feature. The design and construction team were led by an all-woman crew with an eye towards sustainability through CO2 refrigeration, LED lighting, and native landscaping. The retailer is even helping the City of Cibolo complete a hike and bike trail connecting to the City’s Master Parks Trail System.
As typical for the company, H-E-B opened its newest store with a big community commitment. The company not only gave Schertz Cibolo Universal City Education Foundation a $10,000 check but is also building a 55,000-square-foot e-commerce fulfillment center to open next year.
“We are excited to serve our new neighbors, and our H‑E‑B Partners are eager to earn the confidence of many new shoppers throughout the community,” said Cibolo Top Store Leader Jamie Pomykal via a release. “We look forward to serving Cibolo with the best of H‑E‑B, offering the products and services our customers have come to love and expect.”