Out in the Lone Star State, Houston-based Henke & Pillot competed with the Weingarten's chain. Henke & Pillot's first store opened -in Houston- in 1882...Weingarten's first dated to 1901. "Henke's" 27,300 square foot MEYERLAND PLAZA location is depicted above, which opened for business in October 1957. The chain had been acquired by Cincinnati's Kroger Company in May 1955. Henke & Pillot stores were rebannered -under the Kroger name- in 1966.