Jim Sánchez/ Conexión San Ángelo

SAN ANGELO – Move over H-E-B store #1, because there’s a new kid on the block and its’ your twin sibling entity, H-E-B store #2 which is a 92,000 square-foot version. 

An H-E-B store leadership team and regional team from San Antonio were on hand this morning, along with Mayor Brenda Gunter, and a well-represented San Angelo community to greet General Manager, Nick George and his staff at their grand opening, ribbon-cutting ceremony for its latest and newest H-E-B store, located at 5502 Sherwood Way. 

Conexión asked George what was the difference between the new store and the original one?

“Our new store has a few departments such as the Blooms department, which is home décor as well as full service floral delivery,” said George. “We also have our new curbside delivery service, so you can order your groceries online.”

H-E-B General Manager, Nick George's children were among the San Angeloans in attendance for the grand opening, ribbon cutting ceremony.
Left-to-right: Sutton, (son) Stella George (daughter) and a friend of the family.

Bill Anderson, senior vice president, Food and Drug Operations is at the podium, as he gives brief remarks to the audience on grand opening of H-E-B store #2. 

San Antonio store leadership team and regional team in attendance were: H-E-B senior vice president, Greg Souquette, senior vice president, Bill Anderson Food and Drug Operations, and H-E-B Public Affairs representative, Julie Bedingfield.

H-E-B Public Affairs representative, Julie Bedingfield, served as the master of ceremonies.

Prior to the ribbon ceremony, to coincide with H-E-B’s new store grand opening, the store unveiled its very own sheep statue, named H-E-B-Ewetifuuly Woven. The statue was intricately designed by artist and San Angelo native, Julie Ramirez, stated Bedingfield.

Left-to-right: Julie Ramirez, Mayor, Brenda Gunter and H-E-B General Manager, Nick George.

H-E-B gifted $2,500 to the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts to commemorate the newest San Angelo sheep statue to join the flock.

Left-to-right: Boys & Girls Club, Chief Executive Officer, Ed Lopez, Nick George, H-E-B General Manager, SA Fire Assistant Chief, Todd Sanford, SA Schools Foundation, COO, Debbie Meads and Bill Anderson, senior vice president, Food and Drug Operations. 
A fourth organization, Concho Valley PAWS, not present, also received a check for $5,000.
 
To commemorate its store opening, H-E-B invested $20,000 into the San Angelo community as $5,000 was given to the following four organizations: Concho Valley PAWS, the Boys and Girls Club of San Angelo, San Angelo Schools Foundation and the San Angelo Fire Fighters Foundation.

“As we open the doors to this new H-E-B, it is important that one of our first acts is to give back to the community,” said George. “To thank each of these organizations for all they do for our community, we are proud to present to each of them, a check for $5,000 to further their missions.”

When H-E-B opens its store for business on Friday, October 20 at 6 a.m. George’s other store assistants consist of Micah Blake, Blake Hornsby, Nick Montejano, Matt Kitchens, Jay Van Klaveren and its 250 employees will on hand. 

“We are excited to be here in San Angelo and it’s a great day to open our second store here in this community; and to continue to grow with the City of San Angelo,” concluded George.

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