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Beyond viability at the moment, H-E-B is scrapping plans to reopen its Hurricane Harvey-damaged Meyerland store.

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Despite being renovated in 2015 after it was ravaged by the Memorial Day floods, the San Antonio-based grocer is deciding not to reinvest in the property.

The company said in a statement it was “no longer feasible to repair and reopen the store.”

Located at Chimney Rock and Braeswood, the store is adjacent to the flood-prone Brays Bayou.

While the company plans to open another store in the neighborhood, the final location remains unchosen.

Meanwhile, a new store will open at Bissonnet and Rice next spring.

“We remain committed to serving this community and are in active negotiations for another site,” spokeswoman Cyndy Garza-Roberts said in a statement.

RELATED: H-E-B’s CEO writes a huge check out to to J.J. Watt’s Harvey relief fund

Other grocers, too, are being forced to reevaluate after the storm:

Two stores from Fiesta Mart and Kroger are each still closed, with the Fiesta Mart near the Addicks Reservoir taking on as much as 10-feet of water during the storm.

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Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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