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Old 08-22-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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Yet Another Thread From an Annoying New Yorker (YATFANY):

Actually, I'm not even really a New Yorker any more. But figured I did enough time in the sewer and I haven't finished rinsing off the stench. Okay, enough with the self-deprecation. From my research there are no Trader Joe's, Whole Foods or IKEAs in Vermont. Is that still true or is it changing? (I realize the reasons why big chains are frowned upon in the Green Mountain Estado)

Lastly, which town has the best French Bakery? Burlington?
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Trader Joes is trying to get to South Burlington across from the University Mall. I wouldn't hold my breath though it would b nice. I like that store.
No Whole Foods but we don't need it. We have City Market, Healthy Living, Natural Provisions, and lots of local farm supplying meat and produce.
Ikea. There are 2 in Montreal which are the closest.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL
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If someone would care to correct me, the only true French bakery that I'm aware of is Gourmet Provence Bakery (sister shop to Cafe Provence) in Brandon. It's about 1.5 hours south of Burlington. There are bakeries around that will make french pastries, but they do not come close to what a true French bakery can produce, like Gourmet Provence.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I would recommend that you stop by the Otter Creek Bakery in Middlebury to see if it scratches your French bakery itch. They have (or at least, used to have) excellent baguettes and croissants, for example.

Otter Creek Bakery- Home
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:43 AM
 
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I'm curious why we would need IKEA in Vermont(?). There's always WalMart for that kind of thing and Vermont has four of those.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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IKEA would never come to Vermont. They build stores in large urban areas. Vermont is far from large and urban LOL.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:04 AM
 
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I hope that Trader Joe's comes to VT - it is a great store! I understand that they are least entertaining it.
Maybe we can all write to them!?!?!?!?
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:28 AM
 
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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IKEA would never come to Vermont. They build stores in large urban areas. Vermont is far from large and urban LOL.
That's right, you'll never have to worry about that in Vermont. There are just 2 IKEAs in the Chicago metropolitan area, which has a population of 9.46 million, or about 4.73 million people per store. One store is probably larger than any mall in Vermont.

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I'm curious why we would need IKEA in Vermont(?). There's always WalMart for that kind of thing and Vermont has four of those.
Actually, IKEA is much better than Walmart for home furnishings. It's a good option for college kids and people with low incomes. I know you hate cheap crap, but some of their stuff isn't bad.
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