Hold on to your grocery carts, foodie shoppers. Central Market is poised for a $10 million facelift that includes a 10,000 square foot growth spurt.
The project, which begins in stages later this month, is expected to be completed by spring of 2017 with the store remaining open throughout the transformation.
Described as "a major transformation and expansion," the renovation will include a new facade and a dramatic atrium entrance boasting vaulted ceilings and skylights. The produce department will be expanded by 33 percent, making it one of the largest departments of its kind within the H-E-B family.
Likewise, the selection of specialty grocery offerings will be expanded to include more international items including a vast selection of olive oils. The dairy department will be expanded as well.
Good news for shoppers who haven't loved the check-out crush on weekends and holidays, the renovation will add new single-lane access check-out areas designed to streamline the process. And more good news, Central Market partners (aka employees) will be parking off site so that all storefront parking is dedicated to customers.
“Central Market continues to invest in the Houston community and is excited to bring new, innovative offerings to our loyal food lovers and new shoppers alike,” Stephen Butt, senior vice president Central Market Division, said in a statement. “Houston is an increasingly diverse and dynamic city, and we are committed to staying current with the culinary scene.”