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Trader Joe's Coming - Seaholm

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  1. Finally! They started talking about this last year.

    1. Now if we can only get an in-n-out burger, then our city will finally have made it. (sarcasm intended)

        1. Inconsistent inventory and gourmet frozen food, can't wait!

          1. Personally, I've never been overly impressed, can't really think of anything new or original they'll bring to town. Yawn!!

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            1. re: whoalilponie

              Maybe they will have better parking. That may be the difference between them and Whole Foods. Regardless, maybe the prices will come down.

              1. re: rudeboy

                don't count on it. I've never been to a TJ's that didn't have horrible parking on either coast.

                1. re: rudeboy

                  That's one thing I WOULD be impressed about...if they can pull off decent parking at Seaholm. It's a location that will be tricky to get in to no matter what time it is.

                  Prices will no doubt be lower because virtually all of their products are private label. So they get companies to remake their products slightly different, then put their own branding on it. Cheap isn't my priority, quality is.

                  1. re: chispa_c

                    But the rent there is likely to not be cheap. And the parking horrible, counting on plenty of Green foot traffic." Their target demographic is the "urban high-income resident", after all. Maybe we low-income suburban dwellers can start a short term dog-sitting service outside for $.50/minute while they shop. That would keep us funded and give us easy access to the Two Buck Chuck [hic]. (Mental note: invest in corkscrew)

                    -sw