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Old 08-18-2011, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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I dislike the location. I'd love to have more organic/natural options outside of 410. I understand the premise behind putting it at the Quarry but they get so spoiled. It's not even fair that AH gets all that snazzy stuff. I bet that the shops at La Cantera would have been built there and named the Shops at Broadway had there been enough space.

It isn't just the hipsters that buy this kind of stuff. Parents choose to raise their children healthy and others who live in the suburbs because of convenience also shop that way. I wish marketers would realize that the natural/organic way of life isn't just an inside the loop phenomenon.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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I dislike the location. I'd love to have more organic/natural options outside of 410. I understand the premise behind putting it at the Quarry but they get so spoiled. It's not even fair that AH gets all that snazzy stuff. I bet that the shops at La Cantera would have been built there and named the Shops at Broadway had there been enough space.

It isn't just the hipsters that buy this kind of stuff. Parents choose to raise their children healthy and others who live in the suburbs because of convenience also shop that way. I wish marketers would realize that the natural/organic way of life isn't just an inside the loop phenomenon.
But Trader Joe's really doesn't offer much by way of organic/natural. Their packaged and frozen foods tend towards that direction, but not their staples.

When i think of TJ's now I think of fancy cookies and cakes...
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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But Trader Joe's really doesn't offer much by way of organic/natural. Their packaged and frozen foods tend towards that direction, but not their staples.

When i think of TJ's now I think of fancy cookies and cakes...
Well then i want fancy cookies and cakes by my house, not yours.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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Well then i want fancy cookies and cakes by my house, not yours.
Quarry Village isn't downtown. It's closer to the burbs outside 410 than to downtown. We don't have ANY grocery store in my neighborhood.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:54 PM
 
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I also shop at the Goliad/SE Military store and completely agree with you about HEB Plus. I actually live closer to the HEB Plus but hate shopping there and I rarely find the stuff I want to buy.

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Thanks Chaka, that kind of puts it in perspective. I guess WF and CM may change things up a bit due to the added copmpetition if TJ's comes to town. BTW, we shop at the same HEB. I was thinking recently that with all of the growth in that area I'll bet they are wishing they would have put the Plus store at that location rather than at the McCrelles location. I'm glad they didn't though. Even if it gets a bit crowded sometimes it has a better selection than a Plus store.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:58 PM
 
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I pray they open a TJ's at the corner of Tezel and Guilbeau...........the old Albertsons grocery store has been vacant for 20yrs!!!
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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I pray they open a TJ's at the corner of Tezel and Guilbeau...........the old Albertsons grocery store has been vacant for 20yrs!!!
Trader Joes opening there would increase home values in the area 50%
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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Someone made mention about the transportation logistics which is spot on...The Denton is actually Aldi's distribution that TJ may use as well since it's owned by the same family...

However, the logisitics of taking product from Denton all the way to San Antonio for one or two stores does not make sense at all. Houston and Dallas are locks to get the first Trader Joe's in the state, but until they can get their distribution logistics down, San Antonio still will remain a longshot.

San Antonio may not have the draw either to support the store versus a city like Austin...
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I pray they open a TJ's at the corner of Tezel and Guilbeau...........the old Albertsons grocery store has been vacant for 20yrs!!!
I was hoping they would open one at the old HEB on S Presa that has been vacant for years.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:37 PM
 
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I was hoping they would open one at the old HEB on S Presa that has been vacant for years.
Altho isn't it a senior community center now?
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