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Old 07-07-2013, 09:35 PM
 
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Well if TJ does decide to put a store in Huntington, and I'm not saying they will, we will expect you to say that you were wrong. It's only fair.
Of course I would be wrong.

However, since there is always a possibility it could be built I will never be right. At anytime you could say in the future. However if it is built I would be wrong no doubt. Given the current situation in Huntington it is unlikely. Like I said they don't build stores off Facebook likes but actual criteria that Huntington doesn't meet. In the future Huntington could meet the criteria but not now.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:51 PM
 
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I know this. A Trader Joes would be very successful in Morgantown. I'd like to see a similar survey being done here. It's worth a try.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:22 AM
 
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Over 5,000 likes!!!

Now the creaters of the web page are going to petition the Huntington Municipal Development Authority to write up an official proposal for the Trader Joe's real estate team.

Btw, cities with much larger populations took months to gain as many likes as Huntington has received in just 2 days. Boise's campaign page only has 5,443 likes now and they are currently having their Trader Joe's built. It took Boise a little less than 3 years to get 5,000 likes.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:18 AM
 
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Over 5,000 likes!!!

Now the creaters of the web page are going to petition the Huntington Municipal Development Authority to write up an official proposal for the Trader Joe's real estate team.

Btw, cities with much larger populations took months to gain as many likes as Huntington has received in just 2 days. Boise's campaign page only has 5,443 likes now and they are currently having their Trader Joe's built. It took Boise a little less than 3 years to get 5,000 likes.


I keep trying to explain they don't care about Facebook likes. It is cute you think that is how it works. Unless Huntington is willing to subsidize them they won't be interested. They go where their criteria is met and places like that don't need to beg for TJ to come.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:36 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Well, I don't know about Huntington meeting TJ's criteria...but we got one in Greenville, SC. I would have never guessed 10 years ago when we moved here that they would actually build one here. Never say never!
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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Well, I don't know about Huntington meeting TJ's criteria...but we got one in Greenville, SC. I would have never guessed 10 years ago when we moved here that they would actually build one here. Never say never!
Greensville is wealthier than Huntington, faster growing, and pretty well educated. It is also a fast growing area whereas Huntington is not.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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There is now a website campaign to bring Trader Joe's to Huntington. It is explained further here:

UPDATED: Bring Trader Joe's to Huntington Facebook Site Up; 3,000 Likes Already | Huntington News

Go to Facebook and Like the "Bring Trader Joe's to Huntington" Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/BringTJsToH...ed_target_id=0
WE have about the same thing going here in NWA and it seems like T Joe's just closes their eyes. When we lived in Abq, there was one and eventually another was opened shortly after we moved. The economy in ABQ can't compare with what we have in NWA nor is it as trendy and sophisticated and yet, T. Js seems to not understand.

Good luck,

Nita
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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WE have about the same thing going here in NWA and it seems like T Joe's just closes their eyes. When we lived in Abq, there was one and eventually another was opened shortly after we moved. The economy in ABQ can't compare with what we have in NWA nor is it as trendy and sophisticated and yet, T. Js seems to not understand.

Good luck,

Nita
Thanks for the insight. We are staying optimistic though.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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It never hurts to try. The worst they could do is say no. Best case we get their attention and they decide to build whereas maybe they wouldn't have before. You never know unless you try though.
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:51 PM
 
Location: 304
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I think Huntington/Charleston area could support one! I could see one in either city, whether it be Pullman Square or Charleston's East End. Another thought is to build one in Putnam County, but that wouldn't be so fun for the urbanites.
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