Published: Wed, August 17, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

B to purchase six North Texas grocery store sites

B to purchase six North Texas grocery store sites

H-E-B Grocery Stores have purchased six locations in the DFW area, possibly paving the way for its first store in the Metroplex.

The six supermarket sites, operated by independent grocer Ray Schalek, are in the process of closing.

Meanwhile, Director of Public Affairs Mabrie Jackson told the news source that H-E-B/Central Market is thrilled to have these new stores, which Sun Fresh is now in the process of closing after only a year or so of operation.

The McKinney and Grapevine stores were Tom Thumb locations before they were Sun Fresh Markets. The other two are in Grapevine and McKinney.

The company will look at each store on a case-by-case basis, and its priority for the Dallas-Fort Worth area remains Central Market.

The former Albertsons that is now operating as SunFresh Market on McKinney at Lemmon avenues was purchased by H-E-B, the San Antonio-based supermarket chain that operates locally as Central Market.

"H-E-B/Central Market has entered into a contract to acquire several properties in the North Texas region from Sun Fresh to add to its real estate investment portfolio", said Todd Piland, H-E-B executive VP for real estate, facility alliance, and petroleum marketing.

According to the Dallas Morning News, H-E-B is deciding whether to operate the McKinney Avenue store as a Central Market or H-E-B.

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