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Old 10-20-2006, 03:32 PM   #1
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Whoohoo! Getting a Trader Joes!

Finally a great place to shop in this town! A Trader Joes is planned to open next summer. I'm very excited about this! Do you all shop at TJs?

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Old 10-20-2006, 03:36 PM   #2
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Cora, I think you will be very pleased. Yes, we have several near us. Tell us 'bout the goodies you find. Whole Foods is another goodie shopping place.
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:41 PM   #3
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Our closest Whole Foods is in Seattle, about 80 miles from us. I like Whole Foods. This town strongly supports independent buisnesses, so we don't have many chain grocery stores like that. We have a co-op but that's it.
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:43 PM   #4
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Trader Joes is the greatest place to shop. They have great dishes and their own brand of wine is very cheap. I could go on and on but once you get inside you will love it and keep going back. The coffee is great and they give out samples of their foods.
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:45 PM   #5
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You are going to love it Corazon. It is a really fun store. Their prices are great and they have some really unique things.
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:46 PM   #6
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Oh, I can't wait.
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:50 PM   #7
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I am one of the few people that just doesn't get the attraction of Trader Joes, sorry. My mother practically lives there.

And I work only a few blocks from one, so it is very convenient for me. Go figure.
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:53 PM   #8
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Jenny, buy a bottle of their Santini Olive oil, or their Calamata olive oil if you are in the mood to try something from TJ's. You may like it or you may hate it, but either way I would love to get your opinion.
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Corazon,
You will love trader joes and it will be good for the wallet.
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:56 PM   #10
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I am within 5 miles of a TJs and visit once or twice a year. For my money, they have a lot of prepared foods, which I seldom buy. This TJs does not sell wine.

I have bought vanilla beans and dried fruits there. I'd rather be close to a Whole Foods. They have more of what I want.

However, my younger daughter shops at one quite a bit and loves it. The overall quality of their products seems to be quite good.
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