Reader: We don't need Trader Joe's to be a "real" city
The foundation has been poured at Eighth and Colorado Boulevard in Denver, and construction is continuing in Boulder -- signs that Colorado will soon have not just one, but two Trader Joe's stores. Finally. And what will be the benefits be? Jenn Wohletz served up five of them in the list posted here last Friday, but not everyone is eagerly awaiting TJs.
- Five reasons Colorado will benefit from Trader Joe's...finally
- Trader Joe's begins building its first Denver store
- Trader Joe's gets its retail liquor license in Denver
We don't need Trader Joe's or In-and-Out to be a "real city" or area. I'm ok with them opening, but I don't see any reason to turn Colorado into East California just to settle a craving for cocoa almonds or whatever. I'd rather have Sunflower back -- Sprouts has screwed that up, and I'm sure Sprouts will get screwed up further once their IPO hits and they have to answer to greedy stockholders.What do you think of Trader Joe's? Will you shop at the stores?
Right now, I'm more excited that Lucky Market is opening in Longmont. Another place to buy *local* produce at reasonable prices? Sign me up.
Does Trader Joe's even sell produce, meat, and dairy? All I seem to hear people talking about are pre-made foods and cheap wine.