Joe Bates, a long-term employee and pillar of our Mountain Brook store will be retiring after over 40 years of loyal service with Western. If you, your kids, your parents, or your grandparents, have shopped at Western in Mountain Brook Village in the last 40 years, most of you probably know or have seen Joe. His entire career has been at this one location, and he’s gotten to know a couple of generations of Mountain Brook customers and their families. From cleaning floors, to driving the delivery van, to managing the store, Joe has done it all in the grocery store. In the mid 1990’s Joe was promoted to the position of “Store Concierge” and his duty was to make sure all customers had a pleasant shopping experience. Joe is leaving a legacy of customer service that will be hard to replace.
Thanks Joe Bates, we’ll miss you!
Please join us at Western in Mountain Brook Village on Wednesday, June 25 between 11 am and 2pm to honor Joe and wish him well in his retirement. We’ll have snacks, punch and a card you can sign for Joe.