Two years after it was first announced, Mansfield city officials say H-E-B is coming.
The San Antonio-based retailer has yet to commit to a time line for the store in the southern suburb where it's owned property for a few years.
“They can’t get here fast enough. Even with these corporations, they have to get all of their plans laid out. I think with some of that anxiousness people wonder, are they really coming or not?" said city manager Clayton Chandler.
Monday night, H-E-B representatives told the Mansfield City Council the company is still planning to open a store there. The City Council approved on a first reading revisions to the site plan.
The city says it has a contract with the company to have the store finished by 2021, although both parties say they hope to see it finished sooner.
The store will be located on the southeast corner of U.S. 287 and east Broad Street.
While there's no sign of the changes to come, dirt's moving across the road on the 100-acre plot that will become the Shops at Broad as soon as this summer.
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The first of three phases, which will be made up of 327,000 square feet, will open in August.
Confirmed retailers include Academy Sports, Belk, Flix Brewhouse Movie Theater, At Home and 54th Street Restaurant Drafthouse.
They'll be joined by the Mansfield StarCenter, which will be the second public sports facility to open at the site. FieldhouseUSA opened its doors last January.
To the south, nearly 5,000 new homes are under development in three different subdivisions.
“Whether it’s infrastructure or actual commercial development being built, there’s a lot happening," said Chandler.
H-E-B plans to open a Parker County location this summer. While the company owns several plots of land across North Texas, it won't give an exact number.
H-E-B does have plans to open three Central Market locations in Dallas. That includes one on Northwest Highway this summer. There's no time line yet for an Uptown and Bishop Arts location.