Or anywhere in Cove.
This is a great idea! Whole Foods - Something like a nice Farmers Market!
Sounds like a great idea...we like Healthy! The Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation (EDC) plays the major role of economic development, as well as business attraction and retention, within the City. Be sure to check them out on Facebook, give them a "Like", and follow their progress.
That will never happen... HEB wouldn't allow the competition in this size town.. I would like to see a super market of any kind as well in the west side of town. I get so tired of driving all the way to the other side just to buy a few things :( It would be really nice to see a bowling alley or a book store where the old HEB was
The bowling alley is coming. Cinergy Cinemas is expanding. Here is the Killeen Daily Herald article. http://kdhnews.com/business/cinergy-cinemas-plans-million-expansion/article_36170776-9ff1-11e3-b2b4-0017a43b2370.html
I have no idea why connecting with FB made my display name double up.
Anyway, from what I've understood from the newspaper, that property has a deed restriction that disallows another grocery store type place from using that property for a number of years, though I would love a Whole Foods in the local area. Or, as Jennifer said, ANY grocery store that doesn't require me to traipse all the way to the east side of town for groceries, via stoplights galore. Particularly aggravating is that the nice, new bypass bypasses the new shopping center, instead of funneling the north/northwest Cove folks into it. Seems to make it easier for us to go spend our money, and put the resulting sales tax, in Killeen businesses. HEB and Walmart are no longer "on my way home", but out of the way.
These deed restrictions really seem to hinder growth in the area and only benefit the seller by maintaining their control of the market. It's a shame. Having both of our grocery stores on the way out of Cove is poor planning.
HEB has a Natural Food/Whole Food spin off, I don't recall the exact name. I don't understand why they don't use the old HEB for that. Different "Brand" but still owned by HEB and would give the citizens choice.
We need a large grocery store or a store such as Aldi on the west end of Cove.
I can't state enough how much I hate that now Walmart and HEB are on the edge of town since I live on the other end. HEB was five minutes away and I never had to touch 190. Now I don't have to touch it still but it's much farther. Going to Walmart was if you REALLY needed something HEB didn't have- now we have just the limited inventory of Walgreens. Ugh. I love the Whole Foods idea and that we are getting a bowling alley!
I think a Natural Grocers is a much more feasible option. It is MUCH better than Whole Foods as they do not sell anything with artificial junk and their prices are much better! Whole Foods has very low standards and routinely sells things with artificial ingredients. I would love to see them in the west end of Cove so that there is an affordable grocery option on that end of town :-) The best way to get them here is to call the main offices and ask for it! Community support means a lot :-)
I love the idea! I've been hoping for this exact match on that side of town since they moved locations. HEB & Central Market are part of the same company, so the deed agreement may not matter. I'll keep hoping!
I also HATE having to now go all the way through Cove to get to HEB. It is a 15 minute drive on a good traffic day. I pay more than enough property taxes and there are NO amenities even close to our neighborhood other than a gas station that finally popped up. Having a grocery store closer for everyone else would be a great thing.
This building would be great for a community center if the city had the money.
Anyone notice how busy Walgreen's has gotten since the new HEB opened???? As a west-ender myself, it really does suck to have to drive all the way across town for a few items. By the time I'm ready to make a grocery trip, I might as well keep going onto Sam's and make it worth the headache.
Well we lost on that but gained a building supply business Still hoping for a Grocery store on the west side of Cove.