I finally made my first trip to the new HEB Plus in Copperas Cove ...
I'd been sent on a mission to retrive some chocolate covered strawberries.
That's quite the Valentine's day scam they've got going. $5.49 for five strawberries. lol, next year I'm just going to get a carton of strawberries and a bag of chocolate chips to melt so I can dip them myself. :-)
But back to the new HEB ...
In case you've never been to Texas, HEB is an acronym for Here Everything's Better. Judging by how packed the parking lot has been since the new store opened about 2 weeks ago, I think it's safe to say that this is many Texan's favorite store. And this one is apparently special since it's an "HEB Plus" .. which from what I can gather means that it's not only bigger than the old store, but it also carries some non-grocery items like t-shirts, electronics and small furniture pieces. To be honest, I didn't spend a lot of time exploring the store today, being Valentine's Day and all. The chocolate covered strawberry table was right at the front, so I was pretty much in an out.
This HEB Plus is the anchor store of the new Five Hills Shopping Center. Right now the only other establishment that's opened so far is Whataburger (also a Texas tradition). But with 9 more acres of lots, I'm sure we'll end up with plenty more places to shop ... especially after the new Hwy 9 & US 190 bypass roads are finished.
Our adopted home town seems to have a bright future. I think we chose well. :-)