What’s the difference between the new H-E-B Montrose Market on the site of the former Wilshire Village Apartments at the corner of Dunlavy and West Alabama and the Buffalo Market — designed by the same San Antonio architects — the company opened last year? Well, at 75,000 sq. ft., the new store is a bit bigger and has wider aisles, and the site it sits on is a bit more storied. Plus, photographer Candace Garcia notes from her preview tour, the doors on the milk coolers seem more sleek and contemporary. And the new store carries Philosophy skin-care products. Clearly, the Menil influence shows.
In front, below a couple of preserved trees, are several outdoor-eating and gathering options:
Also useful for occasional live music and movies. What happened to all the rest of the trees that used to cover the site? A couple of them now serve as benches:
Yes, if the license comes through you’ll be able to buy wine and beer by the glass and drink it on the patio. Inside, the store’s butterfly roofs leave plenty of room for clerestory windows:
A couple shots of the back of the store, which faces West Alabama — and which looks a bit different from the original design:
Many, many more photos here.
- Previously on Swamplot: Meanwhile, on the Former Site of the Wilshire Village Apartments, Montrose H-E-B: Under Construction, Making Way for the New H-E-B in Montrose, Open and Shut: The Montrose H-E-B’s Pedestrian Gates, What the New Montrose H-E-B Is Gonna Look Like, And the Winner of the Montrose H-E-B Roof-Design-by-Vote Is . . ., Voting This Weekend on 3 Lake Flato Roof Designs for the New Montrose H-E-B Market, Montrose H-E-B Market: What Happened To That Grocery Store on Stilts?, Montrose H-E-B Gets Its Variance; A “Reasonable” Number of Wilshire Village Trees Will Be Preserved
- Wilshire Village coverage [Swamplot]
Photos: Candace Garcia