heb plus store
randallh

Corsicana, TX

#1 Apr 22, 2011
with heb building an heb plus store in belton and the second heb in waco being remodeled to an heb plus format do you think one would go over here?
Sheesh

Corsicana, TX

#2 Apr 22, 2011
Perhaps, if they can beat Walmart's prices.

Since: Jun 10

Fort Worth, now Corsicana

#3 Apr 22, 2011
Personally, I'd like to see an Aldi store come here. Groceries are a lot more expensive here than in the Fort. But an HEB Plus would be nice, too! I prefer HEB over Walmart for most things but end up at Walmart most of the time. Now, if a Super Target came to town, I'd be in hog heaven.
little birdie

Corsicana, TX

#4 Apr 22, 2011
FWgirl wrote:
Personally, I'd like to see an Aldi store come here. Groceries are a lot more expensive here than in the Fort. But an HEB Plus would be nice, too! I prefer HEB over Walmart for most things but end up at Walmart most of the time. Now, if a Super Target came to town, I'd be in hog heaven.
I never seen a ALDI. I like KROGAR KMART AND YES TARGET.Now that the loop is in the works again maybe TEXAS ROADHOUSE will consider corsicana again.

Since: Jun 10

Fort Worth, now Corsicana

#5 Apr 22, 2011
Aldi is annoying and yet awesome at the same time. We got them in FW just before I moved. I stock up there whenever I go to town and have time. I really really miss Kroger. They have some great sales. I tend to keep a lot of food on hand because I hate to grocery shop. It's hard to stock up here in the 'Can b/c the prices are so insane. Milk in DFW was $.99 for a long time during the recent "milk wars". Here, 3.49/gallon. We're getting ripped off on groceries, for sure.
annm

United States

#6 Apr 23, 2011
Target has looked at Corsicana at least twice, and decided no due to the statistics that show our household income. Now that our population has dropped from 26,700 (figure used by the city in Economic development data) to 23,700 and the income per household I was told dropped too, how much do you think we can get in the way of recognized big box stores and large restaurants. I did hear we are getting a Schlotzky's and that the new road being built at the new development will link up with 287 out by Home Depot. There will be more room to expand, but with what? I hear a rumor that one of the stores in the old mall may move out to the new development.
I did ask the ED director to contact ALDI, not sure if they did. I also asked about contacting the people who made this nice new development in Midlothian with BBQ and western clothing store for the area in the mall. I got back he was personal friends or some kind of relationship and that they would not be developing here at this time.

Since: Jun 10

Fort Worth, now Corsicana

#7 Apr 23, 2011
Population and income has dropped according to the census projections. Only 10% of our citizens make 100K/yr +. 50% make less than 50K/year. 35% make less than 25K/year. I wonder what percentage of those making 50-100K work for the city? I guarantee you that no one in the less than 25k/yr work for the city unless they are part time. I think large businesses need to look more at our location and how many people outside of Corsicana come here to shop and work. I talk to people working at Walmart for instance who drive from Gun Barrel city to work there. I assume that people come that far to shop there, too????

JGK

Since: Dec 08

corsicana

#8 Apr 23, 2011
FWgirl wrote:
I think large businesses need to look more at our location and how many people outside of Corsicana come here to shop and work. I talk to people working at Walmart for instance who drive from Gun Barrel city to work there. I assume that people come that far to shop there, too????
With the population and income increases in Ellis and Henderson Counties they now have more retail than we do in Navarro County. We tend to still draw some shopping from the Freestone and Limestone counties. Wal*Mart is a strange one to me, they hire local folks for part-time jobs and if they decide to offer them a full time job they then send them to Ennis, Waxahachie, Gun Barrel to work. And of course you find many of the full time folks locally coming from those out of town stores here.

Since: Jun 10

Fort Worth, now Corsicana

#9 Apr 23, 2011
JGK wrote:
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With the population and income increases in Ellis and Henderson Counties they now have more retail than we do in Navarro County. We tend to still draw some shopping from the Freestone and Limestone counties. Wal*Mart is a strange one to me, they hire local folks for part-time jobs and if they decide to offer them a full time job they then send them to Ennis, Waxahachie, Gun Barrel to work. And of course you find many of the full time folks locally coming from those out of town stores here.
That is very strange indeed. You would think that they would be more considerate and keep people working close to home. They are making Walmart wages AND having to commute?

What do you think would help us grow, JGK? What are we doing to keep the jobs away? What are Ellis and Henderson counties doing to get the employers to invest in their cities instead of ours (outside of their more favorable demographics)? I think that you've served on a board or two if memory serves me correctly so I value your opinions regarding city issues. I know I'm way off topic for this thread. Sorry about that.

JGK

Since: Dec 08

corsicana

#10 Apr 23, 2011
FWgirl wrote:
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What are Ellis and Henderson counties doing to get the employers to invest in their cities instead of ours (outside of their more favorable demographics)?
Most of the population growth in Henderson County comes from Cedar Creek lake and having the east side of Lake Palistine in their county. Those lakes are now near 50 years old and have a lot of full time residents and also bring a recreation population as well. That has brought about the retail they have. Our Richland_Chambers is just barely 20 years old and will continue to bring more full time residents into the county. Give them another ten years and they will be a major force in bringing in retail. That is one reason retail is moving out that way.

Ellis county is differnt it has a whole lot more DFW commuters than we have in Navarro County. Ellis County has done a great job in bringing in the industry. Sometimes its because of what they offer and sometimes its just because of where its located. We were popular with distribution prospects in Navarro County because of Hwys leading in all directions. The last ten years with the cost of transportation being closer to the metroplex has been important to some companies.
annm

Dallas, TX

#11 Apr 24, 2011
I agree JGK - but I have also been told by a major manufacturer in town, that our property taxes prevented growth at that particular distribution plant. Not the taxes on the building(s) but the inventory. Was told by this manager that Corsicana had the highest taxes of any of their other locations. Ellis County is pretty even except for college taxes. Thank goodness those have not increased over the past several years. the college direction lately has been to increase tuition rather than taxes for Navarro County, since the other counties that the college serves do not pay taxes to have the college services there. There are many other issues, some minor but many minor issues become major issues. The growth in Waxahachie is probably related to I-35 corridor. and I was told that the commuter train is planned for the future to go to Ft Worth, Midlothian, and Mansfield. The growth up that way is tremendous. We do need to focus on the potential of the RC Lake and that means fixing the roads in the County. I know Judge Davenport and I spoke on that the other day,and there are plans for a district. Similarly we can do more here in Corsicana regarding how taxes are used to enhance our marketability. Some reasonable costs, and others major costs. There could be townhalls to discuss these future needs. Hopefully, with a new Mayor, that person will be more willing to listen to the majority of the people and not just the select few

Since: Jun 10

Fort Worth, now Corsicana

#12 Apr 24, 2011
I've been wondering how taxes here would compare to FW. I hold inventory but not a lot. Hoping that rates are less or comparable to FW.

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