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Old 02-28-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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So I have read several articles that say construction on Main Street at Katy is moving along with an unnamed "upscale grocery store" signed on as a major anchor. I'm crossing my fingers for a Whole Foods, but what do you think the chances of that are? I think the massive amount of high income development in South Katy going on could definitely support a Whole Foods.

Anybody have any inside info on this?

As an aside...anybody that thinks real estate development in Katy has ground to a halt in this economy is crazy...I went to the Model Home Village in Cinco last weekend and I was SHOCKED at how crowded it was with perspective buyers...
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Old 02-28-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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Default Heb

I think there was a post about this a few months ago.... anyway, a neighbor of mine who's cousin is one of the Williams brothers as in Williams Construction who builds HEBs said, guess what, an HEB will be built. Who knows though, with this economy, the players can change easily. They have started, however, I see they have begun clearing the area and marking it off.
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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HEB needs to stop describing itself as "upscale" - it isn't.
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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See I can't believe it would be an HEB because there are already so many of those around...the one on Fry, the one on Mason, the other one on Fry, etc....and it's the furthest thing from upscale...
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Hershey, PA
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Default What is HEB?

Sorry, but as an outsider trying to find out as much as I can, what is HEB? We are looking at relocating to Houston and I enjoy reading as many posts as I can to get an idea of what is there.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Texas
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HEB is a large grocery store. Known for excellent produce department and great tortillas made in the store!
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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HEB is a large grocery store. Known for excellent produce department and great tortillas made in the store!
Don't forget CHEAP!
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:23 AM
 
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If it were an HEB Central Market store, THEN it'd be considered "upscale". Houston has the only HEB Central Market store off Westheimer and Weslayan.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Wait...what's the difference between HEB Central Market and HEB Plus, which has all the food demos and huge organic sections, etc? We already have a very nice HEB Plus in Katy...
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Central Market doesn't have the everyday shopping needs such as full selections of cleaners, soaps, frozen foods, hygiene products......ie : budget making items. It has a HUGE meat and fish section. A HUGE Bakery section. Bigger produce selections. A HUGE pre-made food area. Plus aisles of "gourmet" items.

HEB Plus has everything and the kitchen sink. The Bunker Hill Market- HEB is the closest one to Central Market that I've seen.It's seems to be a blend between the HEB PLUS and the Central Market. HEB did open markets up in The Woodlands and Villagio areas. But really, they are just an HEB.

The only "gourmet" or upscale grocery left in Houston is Rice Epicurian. RIP Jamails, I loved you so.I really love the one on Memorial. Even Central Market isn't "upscale." It's fantastic, but not upscale. I went the Hubbel & Hudson one in The Woodlands about a month ago.It's their attempt at Foofie Food. The place was PACKED, but the registers were bare. I think it was too exotic.
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