Carbon-izer Presents Other Roads in Hays County
Other Roads in Hays County
This page details some of the other items in Hays County that I wanted to document on this website, including San Marcos. Version 1.0 adds everything seen here.


4520 FM 1626
Shipley Do-Nuts anchors this small shopping center building (at suite 100). It opened March 28th 2022 according to Community Impact.

Chevron / 4640 FM 1626
This Chevron is estimated to open in 2017 with Foodbox as the convenience store. The gas station also has a connected Which Wich sandwich shop.

LifeStorage / 5141 Cromwell Drive
This LifeStorage also has office space but you can't access it from FM 1626, you have to go to Dorman, then Cromwell. It rebranded to LifeStorage from CubeSmart on October 20, 2022. Cromwell Drive also has a variety of apartments, some of them visible from FM 1626, some not. There's Cromwell at Plum Creek at 1050 Wittenburg—garages face Ratcliffe Drive, which functions as an alley. Behind that apartment is Ventana at Plum Creek (4624 Cromwell Drive, known as Plum Creek Vue prior to March 2022), Ariza Plum Creek (4700 Cromwell), Vista At Plum Creek Apartments (4925 Cromwell Drive), and Provenza at Plum Creek (5020 Cromwell Drive). Additionally, Cromwell also has the assisted living facility Orchard Park of Kyle at 4701 Ratcliffe Drive.

Ascension Seton Hays Hospital / 6001 Kyle Pkwy.
This hospital opened as Seton Medical Center Hays on October 1, 2009 with 112 beds. Following a 2017 merger with Ascension it was rebranded as Ascension Seton Hays in 2019.


This is Highway 80 on the east side of the highway, this starts at Interstate 35 going west, with Hopkins Street East starting.

H-E-B / 641 E. Hopkins Street
This store opened in 1989 to replace a store at Comal (now MLK) and Guadalupe. After a minor expansion in the 1990s and a repainting by the mid-2000s it was expanded in 2012 with a large new physical footprint and a new Flaming Bird in-store restaurant.

H-E-B / 200 W. Hopkins Street
The second H-E-B in the downtown San Marcos area opened as Safeway in 1984. This Safeway was built in 1984 (to replace the original 1972 Safeway, which faced south and occupied 3/4 of the block including the parking lot, but was never a Marina). It was part of the Houston division of the chain and became AppleTree in 1989 following the spin-off of the division. In 1994 it closed and reopened as Randalls, but Randalls sold it in 1997 to H-E-B.

Valero / 204 Moore Street
From approx. 1972 to 2015 this was a Sac-N-Pac store. It was not converted to Stripes and sold to Fast Break instead. The gas brand is Valero but probably used to be Diamond Shamrock prior to the mid-2000s.

H-E-B Distribution Center / 2301 Hunter Road
This was originally built as a Kroger distribution center in 1982 for their San Antonio stores but was leased to H-E-B in 1991. It outright purchased it in 2008 after numerous expansions. In 2016, a new accessway was built to Wonder World Drive.


This is Hopkins Street on the west side of the highway, this starts at Interstate 35 going east.

Conn's HomePlus / 917 State Highway 80
The west anchor of San Mar Plaza, this building operated as Kroger from 1982 to 1993 (when Kroger closed their San Antonio-area stores; this was the furthest north location), and became "Texans' Warehouse Foods" after that as California-based Megafoods tried to make it stand in the area after buying the San Antonio-area stores. Megafoods would rebrand the store to Handy Andy before it closed in 1995. Afterwards, it became a Hastings, a store that sold music, movies, and video games until it closed in fall 2016 after its parent company went out of business. The current tenant, Conn's HomePlus, opened in March 2018, but the distinctive Kroger "Greenhouse" facade was demolished.

Dairy Queen / 900 State Highway 80
This Dairy Queen replaced an older, Dairy Queen-signed location from 1973. In 2016, the Dairy Queen was gutted to little more than a roof and columns and left like that for several months, promising "renovations" before it was completely demolished to build a replacement restaurant.

CVS/pharmacy / 920 State Highway 80
Former site of Fuschak's Pit Bar-B-Q (1984-2006) which CVS helped relocate to 1701 South IH 35 (though that closed in 2019). CVS opened by 2007.

There was another restaurant space that CVS took over but had been closed and demolished for years, with Fajita Junction (a defunct Mexican chain) being here from 1987 to 1993. It was later replaced by "Country Chicken" and by 1997 it was demolished.

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers / 928 State Highway 80
This Raising Cane's (#207) opened in October 2015. It replaced an Arby's restaurant that closed a year or two prior and had originally opened around 1987.

Goodwill Industries / 1005 State Highway 80
Formerly the site of Staples office supplies from 1999 to 2002, Goodwill has moved from across from the outlet mall to this location in 2008.

Walmart / 1015 Highway 80
This Walmart (store #404) opened in March 1996 as a Wal-Mart Supercenter. This moved from the east anchor space of San-Mar Plaza (the old Wal-Mart space is split between Hobby Lobby and Tractor Supply Company today).

Valero / 1002 State Highway 80
This Valero had a Sac-N-Pac convenience store as of 2008, but after the acquisition of Sac-N-Pac by Susser Stores, this store ended up becoming "Food Basket" c. 2016 instead of Stripes, which the other Sac-N-Pac stores got rebranded as.

Sunoco / 1200 State Highway 80
The Sunoco gas pumps (changed from Shell between October 2017 and August 2018, likely early '18) are at the far end of this dated strip center, where a 7-Eleven anchors it. This was originally Sac-N-Pac (though without their logo, just as the generic Shell Food Mart text) and became Stripes around 2016 as Sac-N-Pac was acquired, and eventually became 7-Eleven several years later.

The rest of the strip center predates the canopy (added sometime between 1995 and 1997) and contains a few dated shops and services.


Dollar Tree / 575 FM 150 East
This opened as a Family Dollar around December 2006 but in 2019 it was closed and converted to a Dollar Tree.

Tom Green Elementary School / 1301 Old Goforth Road
One of Hays County's older elementary schools, this school opened in 1986 (Pre-K through Fifth Grade) and is named after a landowner that had previously owned it...not this guy.

Vertical Chapel / 400 Old Post Road
This church was built in 2016. It was originally the home of Eikon Church. Vertical Chapel acquired the church in 2020 after Eikon vacated it and later purchased it outright. (Carbon-izer avoids controversial topics, but for the full story of how and why Eikon disintegrated, you can read up here.)

Big's Meat Market / 270 Old San Antonio Road
This opened as an Arby's in late 2008 but in mid-2022 it was purchased by Texas Sausage Company. Based on the article previously linked there wasn't much of a gap between purchase of the building and the opening of Big's Meat Market (which was July 1, 2022).

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