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John Fowler

Monday, September 20th, 2010

After years-long fight,
U.S. Foods breaks ground
on Buda area facility

Nearly two years after U.S. Foodservice announced plans to relocate its regional distribution center to Buda — with a citizen protest, referendum petition, and state Supreme Court lawsuit appeal in between — the company broke ground last week on their new $50 million facility.

Friday, September 17th, 2010

US Foodservice breaks ground near Buda

Following a long battle of lawsuits and lawmaking, U.S. Foodservice broke ground Thursday on its $50 million regional distribution center east of Buda. Representatives from U.S. Foodservice were joined by officials from Buda and Hays County for...

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

County approves $2.7M loan for US Foodservice infrastructure

Hays County Commissioners approved a Chapter 381 agreement to fund $2.7 million in road improvements for a US Foodservice facility outside of Buda. US Foodservice is to pay back the loan within 20 years.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Appeals court deals setback to BudaFirst

Buda residents wary of more industrial development than allowed by the city's master plan and opposed to the construction of a 500,000-square-foot US Foodservice facility suffered a blow dealt by the United States Third Court of Appeals...

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Buda still facing US Foods fight

A group wishing to keep a US Foodservice facility out of Buda is giving the city council one more meeting to allow a referendum on the matter. Otherwise, Budadfirst is threatening to sue.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

US Foodservice foes submit petition in Buda submitted a petition at Buda City Hall Wednesday, hoping a land use change enabling US Foodservice to locate a regional headquarters east of the city can be put to a public vote.

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Tension mounts in US Foodservice bid for Buda

Buda residents are fighting to keep a US Foodservice regional headquarters and distribution facility out of the Sunfield MUD east of town. The facility could eventually employ around 400 people.