HUDSON OAKS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Popular Texas grocery chain H-E-B is inching closer to the Metroplex.

On Friday at 6:00 a.m., a new H-E-B opens in Hudson Oaks, about 23 miles west of Fort Worth.

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Parker County and Hudson Oaks leaders along with area residents have been excited for the store’s arrival since negotiations began years ago, according to the Weatherford Democrat.

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The grocery store sits on the corner of U.S. 180 and Hudson Oaks Drive.

H-E-B in Hudson Oaks (CBS 11)

H-E-B has been in business since 1905 and currently has 400 stores in Texas and Mexico, according to its website.

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Within 10 minutes of posting this story to the CBSDFW Facebook page, more than a dozen people asked H-E-B to open a store in their cities.