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Dec 1, 2007 10:04 AM

Trader Joe's open in North Charlotte.

It's been open about a week now -- on Mallard Creek Church Rd. Nice not to have to go all the way to the south Charlotte store. I've been twice and it is not nearly as busy as the south location. Aisles seem a bit wider as well, which helps.

My pet peeve is people who take there buggy right to the edge of the counter/racks taking up extra space in an already packed environment. If they left their buggy back a little there would be room for more peple to look over all the goodies. Oh well. Glad to have TJ's only 6/7 miles from the house.

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  1. Wow, I didn't even know they opened a 2nd location already. I am in S.Clt but that's awesome that they put one up in your neck of the woods. I love it, love it, love it! Everyone in the store is soooo pleasant (customers included). It's like they are blowing happy drugs in the air filter system. Ha!

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    1. I am really kind of surprised that this second location opened without the fanfare and hoopla that the first opening caused. Even our local newspaper, as I recall had more info when the south Carlotte(no,not a mis-spelling) store opened. Are we already jaded??

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      1. re: Sam at Novas

        Yeah, it's interesting, isn't it? My best guess is that the S. CLT location was the first AND I would imagine there are maybe more foodies that frequent that location??? Just a thought.

        1. re: lynnlato

          I think that's definitely the case. I think North and South Charlotte have entirely different economies! I work for a company that has two different stores; one in South Charlotte and one at Northlake. You'd never believe they were the same store! Ikea will regret opening up there. I hope that doesn't hurt TJ's plans to open in Midtown. That one will do well.

      2. I've been to the Mallard Creek store about 6 times now. It clearly is not dfoing the business that South Charlotte is. While I'm glad to have a TJ closer to me I am dissappointed in this one so far. Several things I've looked at are past their out date. I bought a prepared salad and it was actually slimey. Bought some steak that had an odd odor to it when we opened the package. All things that would not impress a new customer to TJ's. Hope it is just opening bugs.

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        1. re: artlee

          That stinks! No pun intended. :-)

          Hope it's just the typical new opening bugs, like u said.

        2. I can't wait!!!!!! Trader Joe's is coming to the center city.
          At 13,100 square feet, the Midtown location, on Charlottetowne Avenue, will be larger than the 12,500-square-foot store in south Charlotte, which opened in August.
          Trader Joe's will join Target, and a Home Depot Design Center,. The stores are part of the Metropolitan development, where the former Midtown Square shopping center used to be.

          1. Has anyone tried the peanut butter filled salted pretzels from TJ? Goodness gracious... I am going to have to make a run for that alone!

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            1. re: artlee

              Oh yeah, baby. Those things rock. I'm a sucker for anything w/ peanut butter. It's the perfect food (I have some friends from Sweden who despise pb and rag on us Americans and how discusting it is... this from people who grew up eating salmon paste out of a tube... uck). Ha!