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Old 07-15-2008, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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The market for organic grocery stores in CO is too crowded as is. There are Whole Foods/Wild Oats, Sunflower Market, and Vitamin Cottage locations all over the metro area. Whenever I'm visiting family in Milwaukee I always stop in there and grab some 2 Buck Chuck, $2.99 bottles of wine that are actually very good. As someone mentioned previously, the prices for Trader Joe's store brand products are often lower than those found at regular grocery stores.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Yeah... we purchased all our furniture from IKEA when we moved to Houston. We are both designers, so the putting it together thing was a hoot. I am worried about our move though. What was your experience with moving the furniture?
We had a big IKEA entertainment unit for the TV (was probably 7' x 5') and it barely made one local move in California. When we left CA, we donated it to neighbors if they would move it. It made it to the front door and collapsed in a heap. Most of the wood was particle board and the connectors seem to wear down/get stripped over time, so it just falls apart easily. But then we have another big shelf (about 6' x 6') where you can pull out all the shelves and the rest of it is very sturdy and has moved from CA to CO with no problems. Everyone always asks us where we got it. We also moved coffee table/end tables that we took apart and put back together after moving and they were fine.
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Default For IKEA lovers

I went to a huge "Scandinavian Designs" store yesterday in Denver that was reminiscent of IKEA. Not as cheap, but the quality is higher with some great designs! It's just furniture, no housewares.
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Burque!
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is that the official name? Scandinavian Designs?

(looks it up on computer... yes... it is)
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Default I think I got it right

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is that the official name? Scandinavian Designs?

(looks it up on computer... yes... it is)

Here is a link:

Scandinavian Designs - Denver, CO, 80231-4912 - Citysearch
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Old 08-09-2008, 07:47 PM
 
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Default TJ's in Denver

I know, it's sad. We still live in Chicagoland and I asked a TJ's manager if TJ's was going to open a store in CO because it would do so well, he said, no, we just don't have any suppliers out there and our trucks don't go there. I'm hopeful they'll keep growing and that will change. Have you found anything similar to a Trader Joe's out there?
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Old 08-09-2008, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Default RE: Trader Joe's in CO

I used to live in Colorado, now I'm in New Mexico. It is my understanding that the reason Trader Joe's will not open in CO is that CO State Law prohibits the sale of liquor in grocery stores. You might want to check THAT out and then get a petition for a people's referendum going to change the law.
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:57 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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That topic has been covered before. Apparently, TJ has some stores in other states that do not allow liquor sales in grocery stores. I just can't get excited about this chain. It seems like it's overhyped to me.
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:23 PM
 
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That topic has been covered before. Apparently, TJ has some stores in other states that do not allow liquor sales in grocery stores. I just can't get excited about this chain. It seems like it's overhyped to me.
I don't really see the over the top appeal of it either. Its OK but its not like I'd pine for it if I lived somewhere without one.
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:30 AM
 
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I used to live in Colorado, now I'm in New Mexico. It is my understanding that the reason Trader Joe's will not open in CO is that CO State Law prohibits the sale of liquor in grocery stores. You might want to check THAT out and then get a petition for a people's referendum going to change the law.
Not true. I live in PA where all alcohol is sold in State Stores. In nearby NJ, I believe only 2 of their stores are allowed to sell wine.

BTW, Katiana, we love TJ's. Nearest one is about a 30 minute drive and we go about once a month. They have some great stuff at great prices.
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