H-E-B surprises Dallas-area residents with planned store in Allen

H-E-B just keeps on growing into North Texas.

H-E-B just keeps on growing into North Texas.

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H-E-B surprised residents of Allen, a city northwest of Dallas, with news of a planned groundbreaking on a future store, marking yet another push into the North Texas area. The San Antonio-based grocery giant shared in a surprise announcement that on May 25 it will break ground on the store at the northwest corner of State Highway 5 and Exchange Parkway across from Allen High School, the Fort-Worth Star Telegram reports

No other details were released about the store, but it will mark the fourth H-E-B to break ground in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The company has already broke ground on stores in McKinney, Frisco, and Plano, all of which are north of the Dallas metro. 

Unofficially, the company has made appearances before city council and zoning commissions in other cities north of Dallas like Melissa and Forney City in March. Earlier this year, reports surfaced that H-E-B also purchased an old Albertson's building in Dallas, but it has not been fully confirmed whether the site will be a future store.

"We recently purchased property in the southern sector of Dallas County in anticipation of future growth. No construction date has been set." the company told the Dallas Morning News in January. 

In its hometown, H-E-B has been expanding its warehouse space and upgrading or replacing its older H-E-B stores. But it also has plans for a store to anchor a mixed-use development outside of Boerne