Juba’s is BE EDA’s July Business Spotlight | News, Sports, Jobs

Tom Juba, right, accepted the Blue Earth Economic Development Authority board’s Business Spotlight award for Juba’s Grocery Store on July 8. Economic development specialist Amy Schaefer, left, presented the award that morning.

A business spotlight at the Blue Earth Economic Development Authority board’s meeting on Thursday morning, July 8, shed light upon the challenges of adapting a business to the 21st century.

This month’s business spotlight was shone on Juba’s, a Blue Earth grocery store which has been owned and operated by the Juba family for 50 years.

Tom Juba first shared the grocery store’s origins. “We bought the store in 1971 when I got out of the army,” he explained.

Juba added there were three other grocery stores in Blue Earth at the time. All are currently occupied by other businesses and organizations. One grocery store was located…

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