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Old 06-07-2013, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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This article attached some numbers to this project. It sounds more more expansive when you read this:

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“This will be a game changer” for the Fairfield West neighborhood, the Mayor said. It’s expected to generate $40 million in private development and $20 million in housing, including two 40-unit senior housing projects.
Marshall Baseball Stadium, Industrial Revitalization Has Local Interest | Huntington News

I'm very excited to see this happen!
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Nice update on this project. Northcott will be down within three years and the site redeveloped within five. They are hinting that other lots along Hal Greer are already being eyed for redevelopment now that they have been re-zoned to business. Good news indeed.

UPDATE: City/Business Leaders Enthused about Development in Fairfield Area
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:04 PM
 
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Perhaps another supermarket chain is looking to expand into WV. Maybe Meijer? Or A&P?

Giant Eagle (Pennsylvania based) and Food Lion (North Carolina based) already have stores in other parts of WV. Maybe they would be looking to enter the Huntington market? I have been to both of those stores and they are nice.

I don't want to see another Aldi, Save-a-lot or a Foodland in the market.
Ahh food lion; low quality food and a hostile attitude toward workers. Are they still even around? Nobody shops there anymore.

What you want is a Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Wegmann's, Publix, Harris Teeter, or event a Giant. I doubt these will go to WV though.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:18 AM
 
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The Food Lion's I have been in, those were in the southeast, have been nice enough. Not the best but far from the worse I have seen.

Publix, Harris Teeter and Ingles would be nice to have but I doubt any of them would expand this far north.

I wouldn't mind having a Trader Joe's, Whole Foods or both. But to be honest, I would prefer Whole Foods. Trader Joe's is nice enough but nowhere near as nice as Whole Foods.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:04 AM
 
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The Food Lion's I have been in, those were in the southeast, have been nice enough. Not the best but far from the worse I hauntil len.

Publix, Harris Teeter and Ingles would be nice to have but I doubt any of them would expand this far north.

I wouldn't mind having a Trader Joe's, Whole Foods or both. But to be honest, I would prefer Whole Foods. Trader Joe's is nice enough but nowhere near as nice as Whole Foods.
Trader Joe's while having a much smaller selection than whole foods has equal, or even better quality, at a much cheaper price. Ehole foods is nice until you go to the checkout.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:45 AM
 
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I do admire Trader Joe's for their business model, they are debt free and they don't finance the cost of opening a new store. Trader Joe's is owned by the same parent company over the Aldi Grocery Stores just as an FYI. They also don't do coupons or advertise and they buy their products directly so that they get a better deal and can sell products cheaper to the consumer.

However, many of their items are made by some of the biggest, more well known food and beverage companies, like PepsiCo and they won't let their suppliers or vendors publicize any business arrangements because Trader Joe's doesn't want to disclose who is making the Trader Joe's brands of foods and beverages. While I understand that this allows Trader Joe's to sell products cheaper it gives off the impression that they are hiding things from their customers. In the big picture, this isn't that big of a deal, it just seems odd.

Also, I have been hearing some rumors and rumblings that some of the products carried by Trader Joe's doesn't meet the guidelines about being organic or whatever but is still being sold that way. If that is true, that is pretty underhanded and not the best way to treat your customers.

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Old 06-12-2013, 11:40 AM
 
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I do admire Trader Joe's for their business model, they are debt free and they don't finance the cost of opening a new store. Trader Joe's is owned by the same parent company over the Aldi Grocery Stores just as an FYI. They also don't do coupons or advertise and they buy their products directly so that they get a better deal and can sell products cheaper to the consumer.

However, many of their items are made by some of the biggest, more well known food and beverage companies, like PepsiCo and they won't let their suppliers or vendors publicize any business arrangements because Trader Joe's doesn't want to disclose who is making the Trader Joe's brands of foods and beverages. While I understand that this allows Trader Joe's to sell products cheaper it gives off the impression that they are hiding things from their customers. In the big picture, this isn't that big of a deal, it just seems odd.

Also, I have been hearing some rumors and rumblings that some of the products carried by Trader Joe's doesn't meet the guidelines about being organic or whatever but is still being sold that way. If that is true, that is pretty underhanded and not the best way to treat your customers.
They also treat their employees well. They make good wages, get benefits , and have a generous 401k the opposite of food lion basically.

I can see people in Huntington and Charleston affording trader Joe but not whole foods.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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Maybe, maybe not. It would come down to location. Either way, I would be happy with either right now.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:05 PM
 
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I do admire Trader Joe's for their business model, they are debt free and they don't finance the cost of opening a new store. Trader Joe's is owned by the same parent company over the Aldi Grocery Stores just as an FYI. They also don't do coupons or advertise and they buy their products directly so that they get a better deal and can sell products cheaper to the consumer.

However, many of their items are made by some of the biggest, more well known food and beverage companies, like PepsiCo and they won't let their suppliers or vendors publicize any business arrangements because Trader Joe's doesn't want to disclose who is making the Trader Joe's brands of foods and beverages. While I understand that this allows Trader Joe's to sell products cheaper it gives off the impression that they are hiding things from their customers. In the big picture, this isn't that big of a deal, it just seems odd.

Also, I have been hearing some rumors and rumblings that some of the products carried by Trader Joe's doesn't meet the guidelines about being organic or whatever but is still being sold that way. If that is true, that is pretty underhanded and not the best way to treat your customers.
My wife always liked the Trader Joes in Danbury, CT. Personally, I don't care for the place. They buy far too much of their merchandise from foreign sources, and the items they put their store brand on could be made anywhere, from sleezy firms to good ones so that is certainly not a positive. In the final analysis, they are a for profit company so don't assign any particular altruistic motive to what they do. In fact, even if they were a so called "non profit" we couldn't attest to the character of the operators.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:07 PM
 
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They also treat their employees well. They make good wages, get benefits , and have a generous 401k the opposite of food lion basically.

I can see people in Huntington and Charleston affording trader Joe but not whole foods.
Their operations are typically very small scale, much smaller than a real super market. They cater to a niche customer base and do not have wide appeal. Their customers do, however, tend to be very loyal.
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