H-E-B carts out opening details for next Austin store and more stories

Publisher’s Note: It’s that time again – time to deal with our top stories. Here are five articles that caught our collective attention over the past seven days.

1. HEB announces the opening date for the 100,000 square foot store in South Austin. The former site of the Nutty Brown Amphitheater is being transformed into a huge new HEB. Last week, the beloved Texas grocer announced the opening of its newest store in Austin, which is over 100,000 square feet.

2. The affluent Austin neighborhood has been named the Best Place for Family Education in Texas. The affluent town of Rollingwood, just outside Austin, scores top marks in pretty much everything … except for variety (for which it gets a C).

3. Austin-based domestic taco chain could accelerate growth with a $ 300 million stock offering. Just months after investing $ 400 million, Austin’s own Torchy’s Tacos is reportedly pursuing an IPO that would value the company at $ 1 billion. That would buy 232,558,139 Trailer Park Tacos.

4th Former Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo announces a surprise departure from the Houston Post Office. Houston Police Chief and former Austin Police top brass player Art Acevedo moves to Florida to take charge of the Miami Police Department. While we can’t fault dear Acevedo for trading Bayou City for the beach, we can’t help but think (or wildly speculate) that he might have a political future in mind.

5. 2 concepts tumble out of the popular Austin food court due to disagreement.. Two of H Mart’s most popular food court restaurants are closing later this month, citing irreconcilable differences with the Asian supermarket chain.

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