Photography by Vicky Pink - It is a project that is twenty-five years in the making. Residents in Third Ward will finally have a state-of-the-art grocery store that has quality produce in a spacious location. The community came out to celebrate the official groundbreaking for the 90,000-square-foot store that will be the first full-service grocery store the area has seen in years. The new H-E-B will house a bakery, deli, and seafood departments and a pharmacy with a drive-thru window. Some in attendance were H-E-B’s Scott McClelland, Terry Williams, Winell Herron, and James Harris; Mayor Sylvester Turner; Houston City Councilman Dwight Boykins; Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee; Rev. William A. Lawson; Genora Boykins; Melanie Lawson; Gerald Womack; Lillis Ellis; Sylvia Brooks; and former Mayor Annise Parker.