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Jul 29, 2009 10:50 AM

Trader Joes - DFW

There is a June 10th posting on the Austin board that TJ's is about to open In Dallas - does anyone know any details about this, or is it just rumor ??

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  1. I got all excited and went to their website. There are six cities where TJ's is listed as "coming soon." Dallas is not one of them. Sadly.

    1. I'll believe it when I see it!

      1. We'll get a TJ's here the same time we find out who really killed Kennedy.

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          1. re: pinotho

            Look at their locations. There are no stores in the Great Plains states.

            1. re: Scagnetti

              I don't know about now, but they used to personally return every call. I've talked to someone who was in charge of new locations and they said that they were looking to expand to the Great Plains states with Dallas, TX as their hub. That was about two years ago. There was some concern about Whole Foods (which I don't really get b/c WFs is so expensive) since they are headquartered in TX. Since going back to visit in California, I'm not so impressed with TJ. The prices have skyrocketed in the last two years.

              1. re: jindomommy

                If the great prices were gone, then so to would be my interest. Between Sprouts, Kroger, and the variety of ethnic markets around Richardson/North Dallas, I don't even need them to do great bargain grocery shopping. More competition can only make things better though! I'm really sorry to hear their prices aren't competitive anymore.

                I miss the cracked wheat sour dough bread though, that's some really good stuff.

        1. Aldi's is the parent company of Trader Joes. They are opening an Aldi's in Frisco in the very near future on Preston Road. I wonder if that's what they're talking about.

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          1. re: planojim

            I heard a rumor about Aldi's at Live Oak and Carrol in East Dallas i think there is a washteria at the location right now

            1. re: fixer

              They are opening up about 25 stores in DFW over the next year and a half, starting in the spring.

              1. re: sl1

                You mean, Aldi's. Right? Not Trader Joe's.

                1. re: twinwillow

                  Aldi's is to food what a dollar store is to trinkets. Mostly seconds, and off brand nonesense. You rent a shopping cart, and buy bags.

                    1. re: twinwillow

                      The link here is that Aldi's is TJ's parent company. They are building a distribution center in Denton. Once the DC is open and they have in infrastructure here in NTX, the thought is that TJ's will come. From what I've read in other threads, where Aldi's goes TJ's follows...

                      1. re: shelbyg75

                        That makes sense. When I spoke to the TJ representative, they were thinking of making Dallas the distribution hub. They just needed to find a space that worked.

                2. re: sl1

                  Aldi's started moving dirt for their store in Pantego a couple of weeks ago. If it’s going to be anything like the one I was at in Kansas City last month, it won’t be worth the five block drive.

                  1. re: OnkleWillie

                    That is where I had my Aldi's experience, Kansas City. Dashed in for a quicky item and was flabergasted. I thought the health departments regulated grocers.

                3. re: fixer

                  Yes, we're supposed to get an Aldi in north Fort Worth right next to Keller.
                  Aldi isn't something you want in your neighborhood as they cater to a lower class clientele.

              2. A few years ago when in California, I asked the manager of a TJ's why they wouldn't open in Dallas. He replied, "too much competition". I guess things have changed now.