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xny556cip Jul 8, 2010 06:28 AM

Nothing about it on the TJ website,but i've heard that this is going to happen soon.Anyone else?

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725 River Road, Edgewater, NJ

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    aklein RE: xny556cip Jul 8, 2010 07:20 AM

    heard rumors about TJ's opening on Manasquan Circle on Rt. 35 in Manasquan/Wall (Peddler's Village)... heard them almost year ago and keep hearing them...

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      MichelleM131 RE: aklein Jul 8, 2010 10:35 AM

      Oh, to dream, it would be so lovely... I've been passing Peddler's village everyday for the past 2 weeks to go to Silton Swim School. I would like it closer to me, though.

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        DinnerChick11 RE: aklein Jul 13, 2010 10:00 PM

        Finally! I am so excited!!!

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        cantkick RE: xny556cip Jul 8, 2010 11:45 AM

        The Asbury Park Press reported today that it will be in Shrewsbury, in the strip mall with Staples and Boston Market, across the street from Panera.

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          aklein RE: cantkick Jul 8, 2010 11:54 AM

          excellent news, as well as Fuji moving to another spot in the center, an underestimated sushi bar IMHO.. might make me forget about the Whole Foods in Middletown on my way from Southern Monmouth

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            J M S RE: cantkick Jul 8, 2010 04:41 PM

            This is wonderful news. My wife and I drive 1.5 hours to Westfield just to go to Trader Joes. Having one in Mon County is going to be great.

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              bgut1 RE: J M S Jul 8, 2010 08:52 PM

              The only disappointment is that they wont have liquor sales.

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                Barbarella RE: bgut1 Jul 9, 2010 06:53 AM

                Oh no, was so hoping for a Trader Joe's with liquor. Well I got half my wish. Wonder how long before they will be opening? Works for me, as I am employed in Eatontown...

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                  tom246 RE: bgut1 Jul 9, 2010 08:59 AM

                  That could change as the TJ that opened in West Windsor started without alcohol sales but recently added the department.
                  I assume they waited for a license to open up but not sure.
                  Maybe the same will happen to the site in Shrewsbury.

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                    wizard2 RE: tom246 Jul 9, 2010 09:40 AM

                    NJ law limits an entity to 2 distribution liquor licenses. Westfield & West Windsor make 2.

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                      tom246 RE: wizard2 Jul 9, 2010 10:40 AM

                      Thanks, did not realize that was the law.

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                        scrappyone RE: tom246 Jul 9, 2010 11:23 AM

                        I went to the TJ's in West Windsor last year and was sort of dissappointed. Small store, very crowded, pretty expensive, limited selection.

                        Where's the Beef ?

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                          Barbarella RE: scrappyone Jul 9, 2010 12:05 PM

                          Oh no, I love the one in Bethesda, prices seem good, but alas no alcohol in any around D.C.

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                            GetMeOutHere RE: Barbarella Jul 15, 2010 05:54 PM

                            Try the one in Old Town Alexandria. My parents used to live in the neighborhood and we'd always buy wine at TJ's: 612 North Saint Asaph Street.

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                        white light RE: wizard2 Jul 10, 2010 09:46 AM

                        How is there like a dozen applebee's in NJ... don't they all serve liquor (I've never been in one, just the first example I could think of)?

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                          cantkick RE: white light Jul 10, 2010 02:39 PM

                          That's for grocery stores. There has been a lot of discussion and lobbying about that, as the NJ legislature has been considering a bill to lift the restriction.

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                        donnalzs RE: tom246 Jul 10, 2010 09:15 AM

                        There was an article in the Press yesterday. TJs opening in strip mall next to the Eastern Branch library...next door to Staples. It will not carry liquor. Which it probably could not have anyway since there is already a liquor store in that strip.

                        Supposed to be opened "before the end of the year"

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                  bakersma RE: xny556cip Oct 1, 2010 05:40 PM

                  Now my wife is hearing from people in the neighborhood that Trader Joe's has changed plans and will not be opening a store in Shrewsbury as reported previously.

                  Also she tells me she checked the TJ webpage, and a Shrewsbury store is not listed as 'coming soon' (not sure if it ever was, but it's not there now).

                  Anyone know what's going on with this ? First it was rumored to be in Red Bank, then down near Wall/Manasquan circle, then Shrewsbury, and now this ! Is TJ's coming to Monmouth County or not ?

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                    Tay RE: bakersma Oct 1, 2010 09:03 PM

                    No big deal either way.

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                      wizard2 RE: bakersma Oct 2, 2010 04:19 AM

                      When I passed by a few weeks ago, it looked like reconfiguration of the plaza had commenced. The following article from July has some info: http://www.redbankgreen.com/2010/07/t...

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                      purplepamera RE: xny556cip Oct 5, 2010 09:21 AM

                      I know they are planning on redeveloping Peddler's Village in Wall (same co. did Brook 35). But most plans have stalled lately...so no TJ's there (boo). The TJ's is going to be in Shrewsbury, but not for a while. http://www.redbankgreen.com/2010/07/t...

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                        tomwocat RE: xny556cip Oct 6, 2010 09:32 AM

                        Great! Now all we need is a Fairway! Please, Steve Jenkins, tell Howard Glickberg, Harold Seybert, and David Sneddon that Fairway would fly in Monmouth County. There's a perfect space on Rt. 79 in Marlboro, close to Rt. 18, that would be perfect for Fairway.

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                          charmel RE: tomwocat Oct 6, 2010 09:48 PM

                          I agree, Fairway is a great store. Would love one down here. From what I hear though it is no longer owned by Seybert and Sneddon. Glickberg still part owner and Jenkins still there, but an investing group owns them now.

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                            J M S RE: charmel Oct 15, 2010 06:55 AM

                            Is there any update on whether TJ's is coming? I spoke to a employee of Staples (next door to the proposed location) and she said it was coming in November...

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                              wizard2 RE: J M S Oct 15, 2010 10:06 AM

                              I emailed Trader Joe's. They replied with "no comment". They did say that new openings will be posted on their website: http://www.traderjoes.com/stores/comi...

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                                camel653 RE: wizard2 Oct 17, 2010 05:33 AM

                                They are still doing construction/renovation inside. To the best of my knowledge, they are still coming, according to a few other stores in the mall

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                                  J M S RE: camel653 Oct 17, 2010 01:12 PM

                                  I hope this is true.

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                                    Barbarella RE: camel653 Oct 21, 2010 01:51 PM

                                    I have a friend who owns a business in that strip mall. All the owners attended a meeting last week and TJ's IS coming to Shrewsbury but not until February.Darn was hoping alot sooner!!!

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                                    donnalzs RE: wizard2 Oct 19, 2010 09:06 PM

                                    I was in the Staples today and saw that they were doing major reconstruction. Guy told me that they are shifting around the store to give some of their space to Trader Joes. Said that it would take about two more weeks, and when they were done, construction would start on the TJ store! Looks like we'll have it by the end of the year.

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                                      tom porc RE: donnalzs Nov 13, 2010 06:41 AM

                                      With all the vacant commercial real estate in Monmouth Cty you would think they wouldnt have to move stores around and do so much construction to create a suitable place.

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                                        HillJ RE: tom porc Nov 13, 2010 11:42 AM

                                        I understand the GO is in Feb 2011.

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                                          J M S RE: HillJ Nov 14, 2010 05:31 PM

                                          Hi HIllJ - Where did you hear this info? I hope its true.

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                                            HillJ RE: J M S Nov 14, 2010 06:10 PM

                                            I read it in the APP last month.

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                                          HillJ RE: tom porc Nov 15, 2010 04:08 AM

                                          TJ's has an infamous marketing strat (if you want to call it that) for not announcing locations until the doors are officially opened. Westfield and Windsor experienced the same grand opening mystery.

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                                    HillJ RE: charmel Nov 15, 2010 04:06 AM

                                    Not nearly the flagship a Fairway would be but Top Tomato (finally) opened this weekend in Holmdel. Did anyone other than myself make their way thru the crazy crowded parking lot and store on Sunday? The number of cart holders really messed up the parking area. I was a bit disappointed by the produce quality. Anyone else get there?

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                                      yCf RE: HillJ Nov 15, 2010 04:15 AM

                                      There is a thread for the Freehold store. I think most of us got the same reaction. The quality of their produce is very inconsistent.

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                                        HillJ RE: yCf Nov 15, 2010 04:24 AM

                                        which is why I didn't start a "new" thread...not worthy enuf. But boy the 1st weekend reaction to a new, long awaited food market opening, sure brings us out. I was hoping for so much more.

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                                          JerzeyShore RE: HillJ Nov 15, 2010 05:53 AM

                                          Top Tomato actually opened up on Thursday and I went on Friday which was crowded but not over whelming. Have to agree with you in general the pricing is all over the place and so is the quality. If you pick and choose you can get a good deal but if not careful you may end up getting the short end of the stick.

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                                            Mr. Bingley RE: JerzeyShore Nov 15, 2010 08:59 AM

                                            it can't possibly be a worse store than that gawdawful a&p/superfresh there in holmdel. blech.

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                                              HillJ RE: Mr. Bingley Nov 15, 2010 11:42 AM

                                              I have to laugh Mr. Bingley...you mean having a fireplace inside your grocery store doesn't wow you? One of my least fav in the area.

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                                  DinnerChick11 RE: xny556cip Dec 5, 2010 05:26 AM

                                  Someone is doing a lot of work to that space in Shrewsbury, but they are still not giving any info away on TJ's website. I have my fingers crossed.

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                                    loveeatin RE: DinnerChick11 Dec 6, 2010 08:07 AM

                                    heard this weekend; that TJ's was coming to the Marlboro area - somewhere around the intersection of 520 and route 9 - near the Lowe's. is this true?

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                                      DinnerChick11 RE: loveeatin Dec 6, 2010 05:40 PM

                                      I actually heard that Whole Foods was going there....but who knows? I just hope they put a Trader Joes somewhere in Monmouth......although I do have my fingers crossed for the eastern side!

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                                        VJLA RE: loveeatin Jan 6, 2011 02:36 PM

                                        I heard that TJ had make some inquiries about the former Pathmark location on Rt 9 and Rt 537, but they were going to hold out to see what happened with Whole Foods directly on the other side of 9. My assumption is that once the new shopping center breaks ground, the former Pathmark shopping center will make plans for a much needed shopping center renovation and TJ would then consider it. The size is good for TJs and with WF potentially going across the street, the "center" of Marlboro shopping would shift slightly away from Wegman's/Target making this forgotten area which once was the heart of Marlboro shopping (early 1990s), more valuable. So it would be a good decision in my opinion.

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                                          RGR RE: VJLA Jan 17, 2011 12:50 PM

                                          A correction: it's at the junction of 9 & 520. Also, with the closing of the A&P (on 79) and Pathmark, there are now no supermarkets in Marlboro. Both Wegmans and Foodtown are in Manalapan.

                                          http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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                                            eleeper RE: RGR Jan 19, 2011 05:12 AM

                                            What about the A&P at the corner or Routes 520 and 79? Isn't that in Marlboro?

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                                              RGR RE: eleeper Jan 19, 2011 07:28 AM

                                              A&P went bankrupt. Is it still open? If so, then you're correct.

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                                                eleeper RE: RGR Jan 19, 2011 06:17 PM

                                                It's in reorg bankruptcy (I forget which chapter that is). Both the Marlboro store and the Old Bridge one are still open.

                                                I also thought of the Shop-Rite but frankly I can never remember exactly where all these boundaries are, and they're actually pretty meaningless. The Shop-Rite in Aberdeen is closer to me than the one in Old Bridge, eve though I live in Old Bridge.

                                                Does anyone know if the Asian grocery talked about for the old Acme on Route 79 has opened yet?

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                                              MarlboroMan RE: RGR Jan 19, 2011 07:44 AM

                                              Wrong. There is still the Shop-Rite of Marlboro, located on Rt. 9 North (in a plaza with a Home Depot and a T.G.I. Friday's restaurant).

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                                                RGR RE: MarlboroMan Jan 19, 2011 02:41 PM

                                                OY! You're so right! And I shop there all the time! lol

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                                                  aklein RE: RGR Jan 20, 2011 03:38 AM

                                                  OT alert!

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                                              ellen4441 RE: VJLA Jan 18, 2011 08:27 PM

                                              my thoughts , EXACTLY, when I noticed that shuttered PATHMARK on Route 9, Marlboro, near my sis's house the other week... and neat to know that I was'nt the ONLY one thinking it..

                                              ...in fact, I even mentioned to her "wow, that would be a gr8 place for a Trader Joes"...
                                              (she was not even familiar with Trader Joe's, but I told her she probably WOULD BE soon !!) I was even planning ot write to Trader Joe's as well...

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                                                equal_Mark RE: ellen4441 Jan 19, 2011 04:56 AM

                                                What became of the Shrewsbury location?

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                                                  J M S RE: equal_Mark Jan 19, 2011 09:49 AM

                                                  They are beginning the hiring in February.

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                                          aklein RE: xny556cip Jan 5, 2011 11:05 AM

                                          http://www.app.com/article/20110105/B...

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                                            HillJ RE: aklein Jan 5, 2011 11:14 AM

                                            I anticipate lines out the door the first few weeks! Hire lots of friendly people, TJ!

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                                              flip4jersey RE: HillJ Jan 6, 2011 03:19 AM

                                              TJ'S is the same corporation as ALDI.... I never knew that... info from a manager at Aldi...hum

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                                                HillJ RE: flip4jersey Jan 6, 2011 05:30 AM

                                                hey flip4, the TJ/Aldi debate has been covered on the Chains Board if you are looking for more detailed info. Always a lively discussion.

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                                                  flip4jersey RE: HillJ Jan 6, 2011 12:12 PM

                                                  hum.... let me hop on over and check it out;) Thanks!

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                                            goodie716 RE: xny556cip Jan 16, 2011 11:32 AM

                                            TJ website now lists Shrewsbury store. I heard opening next month.

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                                              HillJ RE: goodie716 Jan 16, 2011 11:40 AM

                                              http://traderjoes.jobs/new_dev/job/704/
                                              When I saw this post, I "finally" believed the press.

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                                                Tay RE: HillJ Jan 16, 2011 03:20 PM

                                                I cannot understand all the chomping at the bit, frenzy. It's just another overpriced, overhyped supermarket.

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                                                  DinnerChick11 RE: Tay Jan 16, 2011 05:36 PM

                                                  Tay-I disagree that it is overpriced. I think they offer quality merchandise at very reasonable prices. I am looking forward to comparing prices with our local stores. Plus, they offer a friendly atmosphere & some items you might not find at other stores.

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                                                    eleeper RE: DinnerChick11 Jan 17, 2011 05:26 AM

                                                    My perception (based on one store in Massachusetts) is that some of what they have is very reasonably priced, and some is not. It may just be that I don't appreciate what the high-priced items are giving me, but I think one has to pick and choose.

                                                    Then again, that's probably true of most stores. :-(

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                                                      Tay RE: DinnerChick11 Jan 18, 2011 09:09 PM

                                                      ISorry, DinnerChick11 but I would never refer to their prices as "Very reasonable"

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                                                      angelo04 RE: Tay Jan 17, 2011 12:20 PM

                                                      I would say they had reasonable prices. Went to the one in Westfield recently and found their prices had increased significantly IMHO.

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                                                    DinnerChick11 RE: goodie716 Jan 16, 2011 05:32 PM

                                                    I just saw it too. Finally official! Can't wait.

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                                                      J M S RE: DinnerChick11 Feb 3, 2011 05:00 AM

                                                      Has anyone heard when the official opening is?

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                                                        HillJ RE: J M S Feb 3, 2011 05:03 AM

                                                        http://traderjoes.jobs/new_dev/job/716/

                                                        they are interviewing for p/t crew now.

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                                                          Deb Van D RE: J M S Feb 3, 2011 02:02 PM

                                                          I was told yesterday that they were to open on March 11, but I don't know if that's chiseled in stone.

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                                                            HillJ RE: Deb Van D Feb 11, 2011 06:23 PM

                                                            Drove by earlier today and the TJ's sign was up.

                                                    2. angelo04 RE: xny556cip Feb 12, 2011 04:31 AM

                                                      Any word on if they would be selling wine and beer? Some of the TJ Reserve labels are about $5 - $9 and fantastic. The Reserve Pinot Noir last spring was just awesome. I have a feeling I will still have to trek to Westfield for it.

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                                                        HillJ RE: angelo04 Feb 12, 2011 05:04 AM

                                                        No lic for this location. So it's off to Westfield and Costco Edison for those buys.

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                                                          bgut1 RE: angelo04 Feb 12, 2011 05:05 AM

                                                          No alcohol sales.

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                                                            wizard2 RE: angelo04 Feb 12, 2011 05:23 AM

                                                            Trader Joes is limited to 2 retail liquor licenses in NJ under state law. Costco too.

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                                                              angelo04 RE: angelo04 Feb 12, 2011 05:38 AM

                                                              Boo! Hiss!

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                                                              OGguy RE: xny556cip Feb 23, 2011 06:26 AM

                                                              Opening March 11

                                                              http://www.app.com/article/20110222/N...

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                                                                bgut1 RE: OGguy Mar 10, 2011 08:44 AM

                                                                Here are sneak peak photos from the Asbury Park Press.
                                                                http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gall...

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                                                                  equal_Mark RE: bgut1 Mar 10, 2011 10:01 AM

                                                                  Wow! A supermarket with blackboards! Wonder if Glenn Beck will shop there... :-/

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                                                                    HillJ RE: equal_Mark Mar 10, 2011 10:06 AM

                                                                    Ha! I thought the same thing. But, I know what a circus the store will be 3/11...not stopping by until the frenzy calms.

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                                                                montitrentini RE: xny556cip Mar 10, 2011 10:03 AM

                                                                try the truffle cheese. It is half the price of whole foods and better !!! that's TJ's for you.

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                                                                  amv RE: montitrentini Mar 12, 2011 04:01 PM

                                                                  Was definitely mayhem there today- was hard to find a parking spot during the day, and it was still pretty crowded when I went back at 7:30pm. Was worth the trip tho. TJ's burrata - 8oz for $5!! And it's good! I'm pretty sure that's half the price of Wholefoods, Sickles, and the Cheese Cave! Paired it with some toasted ciabatta, arugula, salami, and olive oil- what an unexpected treat for dinner.

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                                                                    HillJ RE: amv Mar 12, 2011 04:10 PM

                                                                    I was stuck in commuter traffic and realized it was due to people trying to get into the parking lot for TJ's. All this over a grocery store, wow. Don't get me wrong there are some interesting buys @ TJ's...but the mayhem is just over the top.

                                                                2. equal_Mark RE: xny556cip Mar 31, 2011 02:47 PM

                                                                  Has to have one of the least intuitive and most useless websites I've seen by any commercial retail entity...

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                                                                    Deb Van D RE: equal_Mark Apr 1, 2011 06:09 AM

                                                                    It's been that way for as many years as I can remember. Just awful. I could understand it in the naive, early internet days but now find it something approaching perverse.

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