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Trader Joes-Asheville

Any recent updates on trader Joes coming to the Asheville area?

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  1. I ask about Asheville every time I go to TJ's in Charlotte or Durham. They have told me that we're in their five yr. plan. The latest I heard (about a month ago) was that they have someone in mind to manage an Asheville store but want him to get more experience. This is a based upon conversations with "crewmembers." Can't wait!

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    1. re: guinevere

      just relocating to asheville from berkeley,ca and miss tj
      life woulde be so grand if they came avl before i pass away

      1. re: mustardgirl

        I relocated to Asheville from Berkeley, CA three years ago and I miss TJ's more than I can say. Also Vietnamese food, but perhaps that need will soon be met.

        1. re: julieswan

          I also miss Grocery Outlet( like on 4th Street) both Amazing savings and Go here really suck

          1. re: mustardgirl

            Did you ever make it to the Black Mountain Amazing Savings store, mustardgirl? It really is much much better. Although I'm sure it's not up to CA standards....

            1. re: Leepa

              I did and it was much better than Dowtown Asheville but still most products were out of date

              1. re: mustardgirl

                I suppose you just have to look at what the item is to determine if the sell by date is a problem. Most sources that I have seen indicate that a lot of foods are fine used well after the sell by date. YMMV, of course.

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      1. While we wait, there is a TJ in the works in Greenville, SC.

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          1. re: Leepa

            It's going to be on Woodruff Road near Target. Construction has already begun....

            1. re: Jeff C.

              Thanks, Jeff. Not surprising, but a bit disappointing given the nightmare traffic out there. But at least it's an hour or so closer.

        1. The future Greenville location will be our best bet for now.

          1. Was in the Dunwoody section of Atlanta recently and spoke with a store manager there. He confirmed a store in the works for Greenville but said he had no knowledge of one being planned for Asheville. BUT...he added that this might change if/when Trader Joe's gets a distribution center in the southeast.

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            1. re: Jeff C.

              Just looked yesterday at their website and it shows it as open at 59 Woodruff Industrial Lane in Greenville. It looks to be just off Woodruff Road before the I-85 entrance. Telephone # is 615 297-6560. Open from 8AM to 9 PM. Hope to get there this coming week.

              1. re: JTomWilson

                It's been open for a while now. It was mobbed at first--but we were there yesterday (Saturday) and it was pretty empty. They don't know what they're missing by not being here. BTW--it's about an hour and 15 minute drive from downtown Asheville.

                1. re: JTomWilson

                  I was there just yesterday, too, and was thinking it was past time they came to Asheville. Seeing this thread again at the top of the list almost gave me heart palpatations. : D