Comet Signs welder Bernie Cromer prepares his materials to weld the H-E-B South Flores Market sign. Photo by Scott Ball.
Comet Signs welder Bernie Cromer prepares his materials to weld the H-E-B South Flores Market sign on the corner of South Flores Street and East César E. Chávez Boulevard. Photo by Scott Ball.

A crew of workers from Comet Signs finished welding a sign onto the facade of H-E-B’s South Flores Market on Friday. The highly-anticipated 12,000 sq. ft. grocery store is slated to open at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2. at the corner of South Flores Street and César Chávez Boulevard. The first 500 shoppers will receive a complimentary canvass shopping bag bearing a Chuck Ramirez image from the deceased artist’s Euro Bag Series 2009. South Flores Market will host a permanent exhibit of his work in honor of the late artist who used to work as a graphics designer at H-E-B headquarters

Finishing touches on the store, landscaping, and fueling stations were underway Friday afternoon and will likely continue before and after the Thanksgiving holiday next week. See related stories below for more information about Southtown’s new store.

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*Top image: Comet Signs welder Bernie Cromer prepares his materials to weld the H-E-B South Flores Market sign on the corner of South Flores Street and East César E. Chávez Boulevard. Photo by Scott Ball. 

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Scott Ball

Scott Ball is San Antonio Report's photo editor and grew up in San Antonio.