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H-E-B anchoring new shopping center near Baytown breaks ground

August 1, 2017

Houston-based Fidelis Realty Partners announced Aug. 1 that the H-E-B anchoring its new Mont Belvieu Marketplace development recently broke ground.

The 87,000-square-foot grocery store is expected to open early next year, Fidelis said in a press release. The development is at the corner of Interstate 10 and FM 3180/Eagle Drive.

Plans for the mixed-use shopping center include about 200,000 square feet for restaurants and other retailers. So far, a Supercuts has leased a 1,050-square-foot storefront, according to marketing materials.

Last fall, H-E-B Grocery Co. announced it broke ground on its Baytown store at the corner of Garth and Hunt roads near the San Jacinto Mall off of I-10. That H-E-B is adjacent to Baytown Shops, a retail property owned by Dallas-based Stream Realty Partners, which sold a portion of the land to the grocer. The store will be at least 80,000 square feet and is expected to open around the end of 2017.

In May 2016, the Baytown City Council approved an ordinance authorizing a Chapter 380 agreement for that H-E-B. The 380 agreement represents a $2.75 million investment from the city and a $15 million dollar investment from H-E-B by January 2018. The agreement includes work on Santavy and Hunt roads.                                                                

Although the Mont Belvieu Marketplace is being built in a dry area, Fidelis noted that it’s trying to get a measure on this fall’s ballot to allow restaurants to sell alcohol “without added burdensome costs to them and their customers.” The firm is working on the effort with the Mont Belvieu community, mayor and city council.

Meanwhile, the H-E-B will be the first large anchor grocery store in the Mont Belvieu area, according to Fidelis. However, there are a couple H-E-B locations in nearby Baytown, including another recent project.

By: Olivia Pulsinelli,