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Old 07-18-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Sometimes just to be silly my husband will say he's going to the Heeb, so I guess if you wanted to pronounce it as a whole word, you could do that. Otherwise, it's just H.E.B
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Lettuce Land
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Or just call it by it's original name, "Butts". [sorry]
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Old 07-19-2008, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Don't apologize I thought that was a good one too!
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I thought it was a total and utter drag.
I'm in total agreement with you. We go to that particular HEB a lot, especially for quickie items or when it's too late for Central Market. I find the place to be downright dumpy. Not in a cool, hip and trendy, "authentic", old neighborhood way, but in a poorly managed, insufficiently scaled, badly laid out kind of way. I think their produce is sub-par at best. I've been there late at night as well...fruit and vegetables laying smashed all over the place, old lettuces...just sloppy. And you're right: that parking lot! I ride my bike there a lot and sometimes it's like a NASCAR track.

Not all HEBs are created equally. I've been to a few others that were very nice. I'm not sure why that one is so raggedy, especially being in such a high-profile neighborhood.

HEB
Here Everything's Busy(Bad, Bustling...you get the point)
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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Well, one reason the S. Congress HEB can be raggedy, especially late at night, is that it does an incredibly high volume of business. Crazy high, the amount of goods that go through that is unreal.

Second, it may be "high-profile" neighborhood and yes, some houses on 04 are very pricey but it is also a neighborhood with lots of subsidized housing, high volume rentals, and people who shop via bus or taxi. Go to Moderator cut: linking to competitors sites is not allowed and plug in 78704, I think you'll be amazed at the profile. That HEB is the heart of working class, ordinary south Austin. It is humble and far from perfect and definitely not hip or trendy but it is real.

I tell you, I gotta write that novel!

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Old 07-20-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Sorry, didn't realize you guys were talking about a specific HEB. I haven't been to the one at Congress & Oltorf in many years. And, it used to be a pretty sketchy part of town... so maybe the store still feels like that. My mistake. Hopefully they will come to their senses and "urbanize" it, with a larger updated store and a parking garage to make up for the lost parking. Sounds like it is needed!
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