Look closely in the photo above from yesterday evening, writes one of the 2 Swamplot readers who sent in dramatic pix showing the demolition-in-progress of the Timbergrove H-E-B at 1511 W. 18th St. (near Ella and T.C. Jester), “and you can see all the store aisle signs hanging (signs that say coffee, paper towels, etc).” The groceries themselves had previously been evacuated: The very-close-to-White-Oak-Bayou store closed at the end of January, just as the new, larger, and more highly elevated double-decker Heights H-E-B opened a mile away on N. Shepherd Dr. between 23rd and 24th streets.
- Previously on Swamplot: What the Timbergrove H-E-B Looks Like on Its First Day of Retirement; Timbergrove H-E-B To Close Just Ahead of Shepherd H-E-B’s End-of-Month Opening; A Soaring View of Progress on The 23rd St. H-E-B; The New Second-Story Heights H-E-B on N. Shepherd Is About To Begin Construction; H-E-B’s Plan and Backup Plan for the Double Decker Heights Dry Zone Store; H-E-B Will Double Down on a Heights Dry Zone Store or Not Build At All; Yes, The Heights Dry Zone Petitioners Really Did Collect Enough Signatures For a Vote; Heights Dry Zone Signature Gatherers Return from the Hunt Victorious; Former Fiesta Site Preps for Teardown as Heights Dry Zone Petitioners Circle; H-E-B Would Like To Plant a Store in a Wetter Heights Dry Zone; Somebody’s Trying to Legalize Beer and Wine Sales in the Heights Dry Zone
Photos: Swamplot inbox
Before they bulldozed it down, nice to see HEB took all their signage out of the facility and recycled/upcycled all the interior… ummm, hold on…
Even in their heyday, those HEB Pantry sized stores were just too small. And, I love HEB. The area’s residents are better served by moseying the mile down to the newfangled store on Shepherd.