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Old 04-20-2014, 10:03 AM
 
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In Columbia, they put Trader Joes in Forest Acres, where there is never any traffic. All the yuppie stores like that are in Forest Acres/ Shandon area of town.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:13 AM
 
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How often do people need to go to Trader Joe's or REI or Cabala's?

If people made a decision not to go there for the rountine stuff, you wouldn't see traffic issues, IMO.
The places have regional draw to them. They will always draw people.
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:06 PM
 
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I wonder how long until Woodruff Road is left abandoned like Laurens Road? What will become the next hot retail location in Greenville? It's hard to believe but once upon a time, most of Woodruff Road was 2 lanes and farms.
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:15 PM
 
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I was on Woodruff last Saturay around 1.30 to 2 pm and there was very little traffic. It can get bad at times but nowhere as bad as some claim.
We moved here from Los Angeles; worst traffic in the country. Woodruff Rd. is that bad.
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:20 PM
 
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We moved here from Los Angeles; worst traffic in the country. Woodruff Rd. is that bad.
Not it isn't. I dont' need to live in LA to know this.

Nobody forces you to go over there.. You make that choice. It is what it is. Some of you guys must have unlimited money if you always going to Woodruff to shop.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Mauldin/Greenville
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Woodruff Rd. can be congested at times, but it is not that bad. Compared to DC, Charlotte, Atlanta, and certainly LA. There is just some poor access to areas like Greenridge and some the restaurants. Hopefully some improvements can be made.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:05 PM
 
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Agree with some PPs, the only things we "need" Woodruff Rd for, generally, are Target and Trader Joe's. Which, thankfully, are across the street from each other. And since we live in Mauldin, we are lucky that we can drive up Laurens Rd to 85, then hop onto Woodruff for all of a half a mile at most.

I also try to religiously shop sort of "off hours" whenever I can if I need something along Woodruff. If I can go on, say, Monday night at 8 pm, I do. Makes a huge difference. But then, I despise heavier traffic and big crowds, so I do what I can to avoid them.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:35 PM
 
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Go to Woodruff Rd between 8am and 9am on a Saturday morning. There's hardly any traffic.

We go to Whole Foods often for some items. Whole Foods is the only place you can buy bread without 30 ingredients. They also have one of the best produce selections around. We don't buy all of our produce there, but they sell some things that are hard to find in traditional grocery stores.

Whole Foods is also easy to get in and out of if you're coming from I-85.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:37 PM
 
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I think the stretch of Woodruff Road from Roper Mountain Road and Verdae Boulevard all the way to Lee Vaughn Road (South Carolina 417) has filled up of what is available. The stretch to Laurens Road (United States 276) will infill around Verdae. Anything new will be reuses of current space.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:00 PM
 
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Today it is tapped out. 30 minutes to get through 3 lights. I-85 is backed up as far as Hwy 14 and accidents are happening. I believe it's at its limit, and Magnolia hasn't reached full build out.
Simple. It is PAST its limit. A poorly thought out shopping area that seems to have grown without any planning, resulting in nightmarish traffic that a city of Greenville's size should never see.
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