How can I continue to be an H-E-B Beauty Blogger without an H-E-B? I asked myself that when I got a text from my Dad a few weeks ago that read: Did you know they’re closing our HEB, as soon as the new Joe V’s opens?
Well, no. No I didn’t know. In fact, I was so upset about it that I texted my H-E-B contact to see if it was true, to vent my frustrations of not having an H-E-B in my little town anymore, and to ask how it would affect my relationship with my favorite grocery store and if I could continue to be an H-E-B blogger. More importantly, what exactly is Joe Vs Smart Shop and, although it’s an H-E-B “sister” store, how would it compare? I needed answers.
Joe V’s Smart Shop will be located on Garth Rd. across from 24 Hour Fitness (in the old Kmart Building). For now it’s still being renovated and, from what I hear, all my favorite cashiers from H-E-B will be transferring over along with about 60 more employees to be hired (great news for Baytown economy).
So, what exactly is this place? It’s a subsidiary to H-E-B, kind of like Central Market, but it works like a Wholesale Warehouse. The great news? You don’t need a membership to shop there! Prices are said to be super low on all of your favorite brands that H-E-B usually carries.
I’m pretty sad I won’t have my H-E-B any longer. My kids already knew their way around our little store and looked forward to our shopping trips. In fact, if we go ANYWHERE else, they complain how H-E-B just “does it better”.
On the flip side, I’m pretty excited to see what Joe V’s is going to bring to out little town. Maybe they’ll carry that Cocinaware I’ve been searching for at my H-E-B stores. Maybe they’ll have beauty items I sample every month? Maybe, just maybe…. I can get over my sadness for the store I’ve come to love and get used to shopping at a new and improved H-E-B branded store and maybe? My budget will thank me.
What does that say about me being an H-E-B Beauty Blogger? Well, I’m excited to announce I’ve just agreed to another year! I may not have an H-E-B anymore, but I still have stores in my area (just need to drive a little to get there). Look for January’s Beauty Pick of the Month in the next few days.
Do you have a Joe V’s Smart Shop in your area? If so, tell me about it! I’m looking forward to opening day for ours.
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