San Antonio-based H-E-B will hold a public groundbreaking for its first location in Lubbock. The groundbreaking will be held Thursday, November 21st, 2019, at 3 p.m. at 114th Street and Quaker Avenue.

The new H-E-B grocery store will be 120,000 square feet in size, with a fuel station, two-lane drive-thru pharmacy, and a True Texas BBQ restaurant.

H-E-B says Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope will be in attendance, along with various H-E-B partners, including the Texas Tech Pom Squad, Raider Red mascot, and the Lubbock-Cooper High School Drum Corps.

H-E-B is asking members of the public who plan on attending to RSVP through e-mail to rsvp@heb.com.

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H-E-B will break ground on its newest location at 114th Street and Quaker Avenue in Lubbock, Texas this Thursday. The 120,000-square-foot store, which is slated to open in late 2020, has been tailored to reflect the look, feel and traditions unique to Lubbock, emphasizing the hometown West Texas flair. The store will be built with environmental sustainability in mind, incorporating several energy efficient inclusions such as CO2 refrigeration units and LED lighting.

Distinct features will include a fuel station with car wash, two-lane drive-thru Pharmacy, and a True Texas BBQ, H-E-B’s lauded barbecue restaurant that was recently named best barbecue chain in Texas by Texas Monthly and top barbecue chain in the nation by Thrillist, with indoor and outdoor seating.

A groundbreaking ceremony will take place to celebrate the occasion. Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope will join H-E-B partners along with Raider Red, The Texas Tech Pom Squad and Lubbock-Cooper High School Drum Corps. The community is invited to attend but is asked to RSVP to rsvp@heb.com.