Killeen's downtown H-E-B store is seen Wednesday. The grocery store, located at 809 N. Gray Street, is scheduled to close Oct. 20.

The H-E-B grocery store, 809 N. Gray St., in downtown Killeen is scheduled to close Sunday, leaving only two grocery stores in the city north of Interstate 14. For shoppers without easy access to transportation, that is a problem.

“H-E-B is a very reputable company, and it is providing for a poorer part of town,” Killeen resident Randall Florey said. “Is the city really going to let a pillar of the community leave without trying everything to save the H-E-B downtown? ... If that store closes, a lot of people will be impacted.”

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North Killeen is growing fast. I stopped going to IGA because their prices were double. Now that the HEB on Gray Street is gone, it is horrible for North Killeen residents. Bus passes don't help. We need a grocery store that is reasonably priced with good products.

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