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Old 07-11-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Hanging by a rope of mediocrity
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I love the idea of TJ coming to town but it's going to be a zoo in there for a while once it opens .......
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Fairview
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Here's the latest:

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Old 07-13-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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And of course the Merrimon Ave loons are already screaming that it is just going to ruin Merrimon Ave with cars and congestion. Or at least WLOSer found some to express their outrage.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:39 PM
 
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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Am I the only one who's dumbfounded that Asheville doesn't already have one? It is like their EXACT core demographic. I'm just glad Winston is getting one, no more trips to Chapel Hill for some Trader Joe's goodies.

They should open one in Boone. Earth Fare is cool and all, but in my opinion it's really been sliding in quality lately.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:49 AM
 
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Am I the only one who's dumbfounded that Asheville doesn't already have one?
I'm dumbfounded as to their reluctance to open stores. I don't know of any locations they've opened that have laid an egg. When I was living in Philadelphia they very reluctantly opened a store in the downtown area of Philly which has a lot of higher income residents and very little grocery options. For many months after opening what is a TINY store (can't be more than 5000-7000 square feet) it had the highest revenue of any of their stores on the East Coast, despite not selling beer or wine at that location. Their hand-wringing over choosing locations is almost comical given how far people will drive to get to one.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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Underwhelmed by TJ's, but they have some interesting stuff for an occasional shopping trip...
My guess is the 'demographics': as in Asheville makes sense now, population-wise.
Boone makes no sense, in terms of population.
GL, mD
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Hooterville (down the road from Pixley)
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Underwhelmed by TJ's, but they have some interesting stuff for an occasional shopping trip...
My guess is the 'demographics': as in Asheville makes sense now, population-wise.
Boone makes no sense, in terms of population.
GL, mD
That's where I am with TJ's, too, mD. I've generally had one near where I lived, but not often found it to be a worthwhile trip.

I am also not sure how TJ's fits in with the area's focus on "locally grown/raised/produced" foods. It seems like an odd marriage.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:34 AM
 
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That's where I am with TJ's, too, mD. I've generally had one near where I lived, but not often found it to be a worthwhile trip.

I am also not sure how TJ's fits in with the area's focus on "locally grown/raised/produced" foods. It seems like an odd marriage.
It's not that odd considering a good many of their products are organic and "green" in the sense that they are producer origin products as Trader Joe's doesn't have a middle man, resulting in the product traveling far less than what you would get in a traditional grocery store.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:40 AM
 
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I am also not sure how TJ's fits in with the area's focus on "locally grown/raised/produced" foods. It seems like an odd marriage.
And then there's Ingles; a local supermarket not so focused on locally grown.
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