H-E-B has opened its Eastside Tech Hub— the retailer’s state-of-the-art, East Austin office for its growing team of digital employees, as well as the new headquarters for Favor, the Austin-based on-demand delivery company that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of H-E-B.
Complementing its existing H-E-B digital team at the company’s headquarters in San Antonio, the Eastside Tech Hub further accelerates the retailer’s digital path.
“Having a shared space like this is crucial to both H-E-B Digital and Favor’s rapid growth,” said Jag Bath, H-E-B chief digital officer and Favor CEO. “The Eastside Tech Hub enables us to have a strong tech presence in both Austin and San Antonio, while fostering a better connection between our teams across the two cities.”
H-E-B worked with IA Interior Architects to fully customize the recently renovated warehouse space. The two-story, open office concept offers a variety of dynamic work areas spread throughout the floor plan, including open collaboration areas, individual work spaces and over 50 meeting rooms of varying sizes, equipped with advanced technology and video conferencing capabilities. To foster continued collaboration between its San Antonio and Austin-based Partners, the retailer will provide shuttle rides between the two cities on Wi-Fi enabled buses throughout the work week.
Additionally, the modern office boasts a coffee bar featuring local roasteries, a lounge area, a large events space and a wellness center featuring a rock-climbing wall, curated fitness classes, bike parking and showers. Located at 2416 East Sixth Street, the office space is walking distance to several restaurants, coffee shops, breweries and the 7th Street H-E-B store, which is undergoing a major renovation.