Friday, July 22, 2011

Trader Joe's Opening on September 9th

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Trader Joe’s, the specialty grocer known among foodies for its fanciful imports, organic foods and $1.99 bottled wines that earned the nickname “Two Buck Chuck,” will open its South Loop store at 1146 S. Wabash on Sept. 9.

14 comments:

Tabitha said...

I'm SOOOO excited - I can't contain myself.

Anonymous said...

Ok ok lets not get crazy! It is after all just a store.

http://www.ciw-online.org/TJs_inner_WalMart.html

Anonymous said...

At Anonymous... get educated to get a better job. World needs ditch diggers.

Anonymous said...

http://www.utne.com/Environment/The-EcoMyth-of-Trader-Joes.aspx

Anonymous said...

"At Anonymous... get educated to get a better job. World needs ditch diggers."

Thats an educated statement! Are you saying we should oppress a certain segment of the population because a select few needs their ditches dug or their happy meals served?

Its sad these are my neighbors in the South Loop.

SouthLoopScot said...

Anon @ 7:11 PM : Im beginning to think you work at Jewel!

Anonymous said...

Nope. Nobody that works at Jewel would know how to log-on to a computer and type a post.

Anonymous said...

I think the real problem is no one "works" at Jewel. They just stare at you like an inconvenience.

Cassie said...

I'm refusing to buy groceries until TJs opens. Just over a month... no problem.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone else worried about any riff raff in the area loitering around Trader Joes. I really hope TJ hires some security staff to mitigate any issues Jewel currently faces.

Also, what type of effect will TJ have on Jewel? Unfortunately, I will still need certain items at Jewel that TJ just does not sell, but overall I hope this forces Jewel's hand a bit, and makes them clean up their act. I cannot tell you how many times I have encountered indifferent employees and rude patrons who just refuse to move aside as you try to pass by in the aisles.

Anonymous said...

Hasn't even opened yet and TJ's Wabash Ave door has been covered in gang tagging already. Welcome to the south loop TJ!

Anonymous said...

"Hasn't even opened yet and TJ's Wabash Ave door has been covered in gang tagging already."

Did you call 311 before or after you made this post?

Anonymous said...

I have an iphone, I was on hold at 311 while I was posting here. This morning I called again to report the fresh gang tagging on the windows at bongo room and to complain about the loitering taking place by the old dry cleaners @ corner of Roosevelt and Wabash.

Anonymous said...

I highly suggest keeping your iphone in your pocket when @ Roosevelt Red Line stop. I had mine snatched right out of my hands on the platform a few weeks ago.