AUSTIN, Texas – H.E.B. Grocery Co. opened its newest store here Friday, featuring an environmentally innovative design and the chain’s first in-store restaurant.


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The store, known as H-E-B at Mueller, is registered for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification and Austin Energy Green Building certification, the San Antonio-based retailer said. Its sustainable design incudes low flow toilets and faucets; refrigerated cases with shaded doors; computer adjusted LED lighting; reflective roofing material and solar panels. The store also offers covered bicycle parking and a community room.

The 75,000-square-foot store includes HEB’s first in-store restaurant, known as Café Mueller, featuring chef-made meals, rare wines and a variety of tap beers with dining inside and outside. Store features include service meat, fish, deli, bakery, and cheese departments; an extensive wine department; pharmacy and Healthy Living departments with bulk goods and natural and organic food.

The unveiling of the new prototype drew hundreds of visitors Friday morning.

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