• The Dallas Morning News reports that "H-E-B has purchased land east of Dallas in Rockwall as the San Antonio-based grocer continues to buy up property for its North Texas expansion.
"The grocer bought two parcels that total 12 acres on the southwest corner of I-30 and John King Boulevard. The land is just east of the car dealerships Honda Cars of Rockwall and Clay Cooley Hyundai of Rockwall," which "is the biggest city in Rockwall County, which has a population of more than 100,000 and surrounds Lake Ray Hubbard. Many of the major food retailers operating in Dallas-Fort Worth are already in Rockwall County, including Kroger, Tom Thumb, Walmart, Aldi, Target and Costco."
The story notes that H-E-B "has been buying land in D-FW for years with long-term plans to eventually expand into North Texas in a big way. H-E-B has four stores under construction in Collin County, with two opening this fall in Frisco and Plano. Two others are scheduled to open next summer in Allen and McKinney."