new dripping springs H-e-B taps local farms
If you live anywhere near Dripping Springs, you’ve probably been keeping a close eye on the construction of the H-E-B at the southeast corner of U.S. 290 and Rob Shelton Boulevard. Not only is it hard to miss the construction of a 68,000-square foot store in a town with only a few thousand residents, but buzz has been building ahead of Friday’s grand opening because there aren’t many full-sized grocery stores in this part of the Hill Country.
In addition to traditional grocery store items, the store will feature a variety of products made or grown near Dripping Springs, including cheese from Pure Luck Farm & Dairy, lettuce from Bella Verdi Farms, jams and salsas from New Canaan Farms, produce from Fredericksburg Squash Company and Hillside Farms, wine from Wimberley Valley Winery and Johnson City’s Texas Hills Vineyards and potted plants and flowers from Blanco growers Arnosky Farm and Klepac Greenhouses. “It’s one of the most vibrant growing areas I’ve ever worked with,” says Leslie Lockett, H-E-B’s director of public affairs. The store, which will be open from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week, also will feature a meat market and seafood department, a sushi bar, a bakery, a floral department and a pharmacy. A fuel station and car wash located in the parking lot are already open.
Gary Gamble sweeps the floor at the new Dripping Springs H-E-B, which will open Friday. The store is 68,000 square feet.