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Old 08-01-2013, 08:56 AM
 
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Mom and Pop shops are not rare nor short-lived in Lakewood. Whenever a chain store opens, people complain.
True!! So many are totally pizzled over Chipotle coming into Lakewood.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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True!! So many are totally pizzled over Chipotle coming into Lakewood.

pizzled = pissed & puzzled ???
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:33 AM
 
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Coppell might be worth a look. Average house in Coppell is well below what the OP wants but there's some really nice homes off of bethel school road (Carter Dr, Rolling Hill Rd) that are much larger, huge lots with big trees. Some of them back up to a green belt.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:16 AM
 
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For now.
Fair point. I used to think that about George Bush a few years ago, and then I drove on it the other day in rush hour...and HOLY COW, can you say traffic!!
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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pizzled = pissed & puzzled ???
Ok, my fav new word
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:19 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Mom and Pop shops are not rare nor short-lived in Lakewood. Whenever a chain store opens, people complain.
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True!! So many are totally pizzled over Chipotle coming into Lakewood.
Bet nobody complains about the Whole Foods. And people are "pizzled" about Chipotle? Geez. I bet their heads would explode if they came in and built a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. So presh!

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Fair point. I used to think that about George Bush a few years ago, and then I drove on it the other day in rush hour...and HOLY COW, can you say traffic!!
Yup...people keep pouring into the area, it's ridiculous. They can't build roads fast enough.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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Bet nobody complains about the Whole Foods. And people are "pizzled" about Chipotle? Geez. I bet their heads would explode if they came in and built a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. So presh!



Yup...people keep pouring into the area, it's ridiculous. They can't build roads fast enough.
Yeah. Well...that Minyards was a dump of a grocery store. And then there were homeless folks living on the roof. So yes, they welcomed Whole Foods into Lakewood. It really cleaned up that corner.
Personally, I think Chipotle is a good fit for the area based on their food sourcing methods.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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Yeah. Well...that Minyards was a dump of a grocery store. And then there were homeless folks living on the roof. So yes, they welcomed Whole Foods into Lakewood. It really cleaned up that corner.
Personally, I think Chipotle is a good fit for the area based on their food sourcing methods.
Didn't see what was there before, but really all you had to say was "Minyard's".

Chipotle's food is packed with GMOs. Nice that they label them, though it would be better if that labeling was not confined to their website. Last I looked, they did not label these items in the stores.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:31 AM
 
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Didn't see what was there before, but really all you had to say was "Minyard's".

Chipotle's food is packed with GMOs. Nice that they label them, though it would be better if that labeling was not confined to their website. Last I looked, they did not label these items in the stores.

Total detour, but Vani Hari who writes the blog "Food Babe" has been investigating Chipotle for over a year. She pressured them hard enough to finally put their ingredients on the website in March 2013. Lots of gmo's and preservatives; none of it overly healthy unless you want to stick to a meatless salad.


Food Babe Investigates - Chipotle Ingredients Now Available
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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Actually, some people did complain about Whole Foods coming in and Minyard's leaving. Minyard's attracted all income levels. The Minyard family grew up in the neighborhood, went to Woodrow and their first store in the chain was on Lindsley in Mount Auburn.

The first Wyatt's Cafeteria was in Lakewood and grew to be a large chain all over the southwest. The Lakewood El Chico was the oldest in the company and a couple of employees had been there for over 40 years -- there were many howls when they 'rebranded' to Cantina Laredo and doubled the prices saying Lakewood was too upscale for El Chico. We see how that worked out...
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