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H-E-B building new 2-story Bellaire store

Plans include two-story building, parking garage

BELLAIRE, Texas – With the support of the Bellaire City Council and its Planning and Zoning Commission, H-E-B says it will build a newly designed store at its current location, 5130 Cedar.

"We have enjoyed our Bellaire neighbors for the past 22 years and look forward to bringing them a store tailored to their needs filled with stellar features and products that will enhance their shopping experience for years to come," said H-E-B Houston President Scott McClelland.

H-E-B says the new store will have a combination of products and services designed specifically with the shoppers from the neighborhood in mind, including expanded and new departments.

Plans include a two-story building that will more than double the size of the current store. There will also be a two-story parking garage with elevators and "travelators" to transfer products.

"We welcome this new store and the opportunity to strengthen our relationship with H-E-B as a valued community partner," said Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg. "This project is reflective of the city's efforts over the last several years to encourage commercial redevelopment through targeted changes in our zoning code, to attract new and renewed businesses that will improve our commercial areas and better serve the needs of our residents."

The current store opened in 1994. Construction will begin in early 2017 with a grand opening scheduled for fall 2017.