The long-awaited two-story H-E-B has finally opened its doors. Located on the site of a former Randall's, at the corner of Lake Austin Boulevard and Exposition Boulevard, the 97,000-square-foot store celebrated its official opening on February 15.
The first multi-level H-E-B in Austin, the new store also offers a True Texas BBQ restaurant, SouthFlo Pizza, Lake Austin’s Coffee Spot, underground parking, and a two-story porch.
“This is a special store that the community has waited for with great anticipation, and we are excited to provide the dynamic shopping experience our loyal and deserving customers will be proud of for decades to come,” said Jim Smith, Top Store Leader at the Lake Austin H-E-B, via release.
Both SouthFlo Pizza and Lake Austin's Coffee Spot are located on the store's ground floor, while True Texas BBQ is on the second. The latter is the third True Texas BBQ restaurant in Austin and features a full bar with both indoor and outdoor seating.
In celebration of this grand opening, H-E-B made donations totaling $35,000 to local nonprofit organizations and surrounding schools, including $5,000 each to the Central Texas Food Bank; Treefolks; Pop-up Birthday; and several nearby schools.
As part of its long-standing support for environmental sustainability, H-E-B announced late last year a $1 million gift to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation to support the 100th anniversary of Texas State Parks. The new Lake Austin H-E-B will temporarily display nearly a dozen art pieces selected from The Art of Texas Parks collection, commissioned by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and currently on display at the Bullock Museum in Austin.
As the largest privately held employer in Texas, the Lake Austin H-E-B store will employ more than 300 Partners, and the store is still hiring for positions in the store and accompanying restaurants. All job opportunities can be found at H-E-B Careers.