The EMJ Construction team was on site yesterday to help H-E-B officially break ground on its first store in Lubbock, Texas. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal was on hand to cover the event:
“Today was a milestone day for H-E-B,” said Mabrie Jackson, H-E-B public affairs director. “In our company’s 114 years, we’ve grown from one family-owned store to more than 400 stores and 116,000 employees in Texas and Mexico. Our next chapter begins today as we break ground to enter the Lubbock market. We’re thrilled to add an additional 430 Partners to our H-E-B family right in Lubbock.”
H-E-B has owned the land in Southwest Lubbock since 2013, and announced in August they planned to start construction this year and open the next. Store officials called the announcement “the worst kept secret in Lubbock,” as rumors of the opening had recently heated up.
The Lubbock store will include a True Texas BBQ restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. The barbecue joint was recently named the best barbecue chain in Texas by Texas Monthly. Other features will include a fuel station, fresh products made in-house and grocery delivery.
The 120,000-square-foot store is set to open late next year. EMJ construction is excited and proud to be a part of this project for a Texas icon.