This was a great article. I have a lot of friends who live in heb valley and you can’t deny it isn’t an overly “cool” place. The locals love their high-end restaurants and the stores there are a bit of a hubbub when it comes to local shopping.
I feel the exact same way about HEB, but it’s not just the local stores that have the big chains. I’m a big fan of the local small business, especially the smaller mom and pop stores. They tend to have a much better selection of high quality products, and are more affordable than large chains. While I know it’s not an attractive place, it’s a good place to meet people of similar tastes.
I love HEB since I have a membership, which I think is pretty awesome for a local shop. I also love its location on a hill up in the desert. Not only does it offer awesome views, its also a great place to pick up some great natural ingredients. You can either buy in bulk from the kitchen, or just pick your own produce for a meal.