Austinites might be excited for Trader Joe’s and the second Wheatsville Co-op grocery stores to open this year, but the folks who live in or near the Mueller neighborhood are really, really excited for the H-E-B to open this week.
How excited? It took less than 15 minutes for neighbors to snatch up the 800 reservations for the soft opening on Friday and Saturday for the fast-casual restaurant inside the 83,000-square-foot building, the most environmentally friendly of all the 350 H-E-Bs in Texas and Mexico. Earlier this month, managers had to order extra signage about the July 26 opening date because so many people were walking up to the store and hoping to go inside.
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