What the Timbergrove H-E-B Looks Like on Its First Day of Retirement

And that’s a wrap over at the 18th St. H-E-B, closed since yesterday so as not to distract from the new, double-decker H-E-B that opened today at 2300 N. Shepherd Dr. between 23rd and 24th streets. The photos above show the old store’s front entrance stripped of all red, hyphenated signage, blockaded by shopping carts, plastered with closure notices, and — in case that wasn’t enough — fronted by stack of wooden pallets with a blaze yellow flyer addressing anyone who’d still hoped to get inside. A few weeks ago, workers inside stopped restocking the aisles, slapped a few discounts on what they had left, and watched as the store’s inventory dwindled up until it shut down.

By 5 p.m. yesterday, reports a Swamplot reader, the parking lot was mostly empty:


But by 6:15 a.m. this morning, it was full of cars, according to the tipster, who heard from an H-E-B worker that employees of the new store were being told to park at the old one, from which they’d be bused over to start day one at the Shepherd location.

Once H-E-B fully moves out of the 37,000-sq.-ft. box at 1511 W. 18th St., 24HourFitness plans to inherit it. The gym has already filed plans to put a new 1,738-sq.-ft. swimming pool somewhere inside.

Photos: Swamplot inbox

1511 W. 18th St.

2 Comment

  • Sad.
    I’m stocking up at Foodarama.
    The new HEB location is inconvenient for most who used the 18th St. HEB.

  • That HEB was really bad, it was in line to close for years. The king dollar next door is awesome though!