H-E-B Announces Opening Date for Lake Austin Store
At 97,000 square feet, H-E-B Lake Austin will showcase a world-class shopping experience that offers top-notch customer service and a wide variety of fresh foods and quality products at everyday low prices. Located at 715 S. Exposition Blvd., the store will have a two-story porch with views of Lake Austin.
As the company’s first multi-level store in Austin, it will include features and innovations that make it a community gathering place. Along with the expansive selection and convenient services H-E-B is known for, the store will have a True Texas BBQ restaurant, which was named best barbecue chain by Texas Monthly and will include a full bar and indoor and outdoor seating; H-E-B’s critically acclaimed SouthFlo Pizza restaurant; coffee shop that will serve specialty coffee and handmade breakfast tacos; and H-E-B Curbside and Home Delivery, top-rated digital services that give customers choices on how they shop, pay for and receive their products. Structured underground parking will ensure the store has a welcoming, pedestrian-friendly perimeter with wide sidewalks to encourage walking and biking to the store as well as street-level landscape that softens the store’s impact on the neighborhood. With a second-level sales floor, customers will have access to three elevators, open stairway and multiple escalators and cart escalators.
San Antonio-based Lake Flato Architects, an award-winning firm that also designed H-E-B Mueller Market, will introduce design elements that complement the neighborhood such as vine-covered walls; plenty of natural lighting; pitched roofs that relate the building’s scale to the surrounding neighborhood; and textured materials like limestone, wood, D’Hanis brick and metals. Design also will involve several environmental sustainability elements such as energy-efficient refrigeration with condensation capture for landscape irrigation as well as rooftop solar panels and EV chargers, which will be installed soon after the store opens.
The project was interrupted due to pandemic-related delays. Construction on Lake Austin H-E-B began in October 2019.