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Old 02-17-2007, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I don't think there will be any moves in the near future to lift Blue Laws.... I remember reading an article about proposals to lift the laws during last year's election, many leaders in the state house and senate showed no desire to lift the laws and Gov. Ritter also has stated that he opposes overturning these laws. So in the near future anyway, I don't think there's much chance these laws will be overturned.

 
Old 02-19-2007, 05:07 PM
 
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Not having Trader Joe's sucks. That is the store that I probably miss the most. We moved out here a few month ago from CA and have yet to find another store like Trader Joe's. Yes, CO does have Whole Foods & Wild Oats, but it just is not the same. I miss my 2 buck chuck & all of the other goodies.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 03:42 AM
 
Location: on an island
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The last time we talked about this, XXxman777 (I probably misspelled his username) mentioned that Georgia had been in the same kind of limbo as Colorado, but that Trader Joe's finally opened in Atlanta (now there are 3 altogether in Georgia.)
I used to know so many transplanted Californians who missed their TJ's fix; Sunflower and Whole Paycheck and even good old Wild Oats can't compare.
I just hope they at least move to south Georgia and eventually maybe even northern Florida.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 06:55 AM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Jamellen, there will soon be a Sunfower Market off County Line near Target west of University.

If those types of stores are popular, maybe TJ's would take notice. That and a heavy letter writing campaign
 
Old 02-20-2007, 08:30 AM
 
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I actually liked Sunflower market quite a bit.
And they are also in New Mexico, which also has a TJ's, so I don't think their competition bothers TJ's all that much.
 
Old 02-20-2007, 06:57 PM
 
Location: CO on my way to Tampa
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I'm from Pennsylvania and we have Trader Joes but they can't sell alcohol at all there. In PA there are separate beer distributers and liquour/wine sellers. I'm surprised TJs won't open in CO seeing as they have in PA.
 
Old 02-22-2007, 02:32 AM
 
Location: on an island
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___http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/theticker/entries/2007/02/21/whole_foods_merging_with_wild.html___

This just in: Wild Oats is merging with Whole Foods.
For longtime Denver/Boulder folks, this will come as a disappointment, but no big surprise. When Whole Paycheck came to Denver, the writing was soon on the wall.
The Cherry Creek Wild Oats soon closed. I *so*missed that store.
I don't know where the article got that 1987 for the first Wild Oats in Boulder, I was shopping at that store back in 1978.
Anyway, I wonder if this merge could permanently deter Trader Joe's from ever entering the Colorado picture?
 
Old 02-22-2007, 03:13 PM
 
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I know! I miss Trader Joe's too, I'm from AZ and came to rely on them very much. I recommend Sunflower for cheap and wonderful foods ala TJ's. As for 2buck chuck, where in the city do you live - Logan/Bayaud liquor store has a bargan corner for wine - 2.99 and 3.99 bottles. Couldn't survive without it.
 
Old 02-23-2007, 04:09 AM
 
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Logan/Bayaud liquor store has a bargan corner for wine - 2.99 and 3.99 bottles. Couldn't survive without it.
heh
I used to go to that liquor store. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but their wine selection was quite good. The original owner was a guy named Stan, I think? He must have passed away by now though.
 
Old 02-23-2007, 10:38 PM
 
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I have a petition to bring Trader Joe's to Denver. Stapleton Northfield would be awesome, but anywhere in the Denver/Boulder area would be great. I've called them, emailed them and snail mailed them. They said that they are not yet in Colorado because of their distribution warehouses. They said that they don't have one close enough for Denver. I think the blue laws are more likely the reason.

Petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/JimTJDEN/petition.html
Trader Joe's Feedback Page: http://www.traderjoes.com/contact_us_selection.html
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