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Old 08-17-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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Won't last. San Antonio will run em off in a few years. Heb owns all! Lol
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:00 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Hopefully they'll stick it out. It IS good to get competition going again, it's been missing from this market for far too long.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:02 PM
 
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More options are always a good thing. I just wish some of those options were a little closer to me, but I guess that area around the Quarry makes good business sense for them. Happy to hear this though and hope it happens.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:57 AM
 
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I hate heb but there so big that if you want to compete your gonna need more than one store. And stuffing it on the ne side wont help, as only one type of shopper will shop there.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Tetons, WY
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According to the article, it's just a possibility. Nothing is set in stone. So, once again, nothing new there.

And, check out this gem from that same article:

"Although San Antonio is home to several grocery chains, there still remains a demand for Trader Joe's. On Facebook, a group named “San Antonio Needs a Trader Joe's” has nearly 150 members."

OH NOOOEESS!!! 150 MEMBERS?! That's a huge following!!!
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:29 AM
 
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I don't think the Quarry is a great place- after all that area is populated by people who have lived in SA mostly forever, not people who have moved here from other places like California who really know what Trader Joe's is. I think they should target the "far north" up here north of 1604. Plus they have too many grocery store choices in the Quarry area, they probably wouldn't even care about TJ's. TJ's isn't upscale at all, it's for regular folks, unlike WF & CM.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:08 AM
 
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Must be a lie - after all, we continually hear all the reasons that "upscale" places like TJ's will NEVER come to SA.....

But what the heck - always good to see another option of a place to shop, so they're welcome!
Funny to call TJ's upscale. Back in CA when I first started going there some, oh, 20 yrs ago, it was because it was cheap.

FWIW, TJ's stock varies, so I don't hold high hopes for what they'll supply in San Antonio. If you're looking for healthy, organic, fresh, probably not going to find it. Their big thing is packaged goodies. Of all the stores I went to in CA recently (about 4 in very different places), they were just not that worthwhile unless you're looking for imported goodies. Maybe a SA store will be different, but not likely.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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anything that's not a mega store like heb, walmart or torget is probably seen as upscale in san antonio, haha!

but i agree. if tjs is coming (or rather, if any alternative grocery competition is coming) spread it around sa for crying out loud and stop clumping up on the lower n/ne side.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:22 AM
 
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Won't last. San Antonio will run em off in a few years. Heb owns all! Lol
Had to laugh when Wal*Mart started their .10 cents off gas with a Wal*Mart card or gift card, then HEB went to .11 cents off and extended it an additional month.

Would be nice to have some other choices here in SA
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:26 AM
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Location: San Antonio
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anything that's not a mega store like heb, walmart or torget is probably seen as upscale in san antonio, haha!

but i agree. if tjs is coming (or rather, if any alternative grocery competition is coming) spread it around sa for crying out loud and stop clumping up on the lower n/ne side.
Based on where they locate in other markets, I'll be surprised if we get more than two Trader Joe's. I'll predict they put a store at The Quarry and a store at The Rim.
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