Living in New Braunfels just got a whole lot better, especially for those on the city’s Northeast side. After just six months, the new HEB Plus is open. The store celebrated its ribbon cutting and opened to the public this week, attracting attention from community leaders and area residents excited to add this important amenity to a growing sector. The first store of its kind in the city, the new HEB Plus is located on Farm-to-market 306 at Interstate 35.
“The ribbon-cutting included remarks by New Braunfels Mayor Barron Casteel; Natalie Rougeux, board chair of the Greater New Braunfels Area Chamber of Commerce; Kelvin Boone, general manager of the store; and Suzanne Wade, HEB’s San Antonio Food and Drug Division president,” said the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. During his remarks to the crowd, Casteel said the HEB Plus project “could not have been done without the collaboration, the partnership and leadership of the county and city — and the Texas Department of Transportation — in getting Farm-to-Market Road 306 expanded.”
Mayor Casteel also reiterated the importance of the 140 new jobs the store is bringing to the area as well as the “$3.4 million which we will see in tax revenue in the next 10 years in the city of New Braunfels.” As the second-fastest growing city in the nation, New Braunfels has been at the center of an employment explosion. Recent employment growth in New Braunfels includes Canadian-based CGT U.S. Limited bringing hundreds of jobs to the city; the world’s largest retailer, Amazon, building a new 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center in neighboring San Marcos that will add 1,000+ employees,
The new HEB Plus will take pressure off of the two existing HEB stores in New Braunfels and give residents on this side of town a valuable new amenity. The new store is just down the road from popular New Braunfels new-home community The Crossings, offering affordable new homes in New Braunfels with prices from the mid $200s.
The 120,000-square-foot store includes supermarket staples plus several other things that are unique to HEB Plus:
- -An entertainment department with electronics including gaming systems and televisions
- -A bakery with its own tortilleria
- -An area called “Texas Backyard” that offers outdoor furniture and barbecues
- -A River Gear department for all your tubing necessities
- -Curbside pickup service for online orders
- -Its own 24-hour gas station
The Crossings features two neighborhoods of brand-new single-family homes, Brookside II and Camden Collection, from leading national builder Lennar Homes. Hill Country real estate buyers have been drawn to the community’s great location with easy access to I35, family-friendly amenities including a swimming pool, grassy play areas, and walking trails, Hill Country views, and attainability.
Sixteen different floorplans are offered at The Crossings ranging from 1,600 to 3,117 square feet, with 3 to 4 bedrooms, open floorplans, gourmet kitchens, spacious gathering areas, and some of the most desirable new home features including GE Energy Star® stainless steel appliances and granite countertops in the kitchen; window coverings; and landscape package with fully sodded yards, backyard fencing, irrigation system with rain sensor, and covered patio, per plan, included at no extra cost.
For more information, visit The Crossings or click below to see the floorplans.