H-E-B broke ground on its first Lubbock store Thursday.
The store, at 114th Street and Quaker Avenue, is scheduled to open late 2020. Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope, Raider Red and the Lubbock-Cooper drum corps all took part in the celebration.
"This area is an area that we've been interested in for a long time," Garrett Stauder with H-E-B said. "For an H-E-B to open up in any new communities, we want to make sure that the timing is right and we want to make sure that we can best serve that area." Stauder is a Texas Tech alumnus and previous managed an H-E-B in Midland.
The new store is expected to generate between 400 and 450 new jobs in Lubbock. The grocery chain's website has more details on the store design.