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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Trader Joe's Part Deux

Yesterday we mused on about Trader Joe's, the place to go for cut rate brie and chablis sold to you by friendly folks in Hawaiian shirts. I didn't know that the blog Recentering El Pueblo had published their take on the topic a week or two back. The blog notes that the 300 store chain which operates in 18 states has two stores in West Hollywood and three in Pasadena. However there is not one Trader Joe's anywhere in CDs 8, 9 or 10 - an area with a population larger than many major cities in the US and much larger than most Southern California cities with branches of the stores.

Adam writing for the blog says that he prefers Mercado Numero Uno on Jefferson not too far from USC. He enjoys the traditional Mexican dishes prepared at the in-store branch of Gallo Giro, a panaderia and the aguas fresca bar. Sounds delicious! Can we trade one Trader Joe's from the Valley for a Mercado Numero Uno?

11 Comments:

Blogger SS Sam Taylor said:

Uh, where is the Trader Joe's in the Northeast Valley or CD-07? Is it in Pacoima? San Fernando? Sylmar? Mission Hills? Sun Valley? Lake View Terrace?

This area has over 200,000 population. And an appreciation for many Trader Joe products.

December 19, 2006 5:49 AM  

Anonymous SBDB said:

Uhhhh the valley has a shitload of Mercado Numero Uno type markets.
Get your head out of your ass and venture north of the Boulevard!

December 19, 2006 7:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where is the Trader Joe's in the Highland Park, City Terrace Boyle Heights,El Sereno?

December 19, 2006 8:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:30 - it's located in South Pasadena on the other side of the Pasadena Fwy.

December 19, 2006 10:33 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

My favorite place in the world is trader joe's. I try and spend 100% of my food stamp dollars there. great value, everything is the best quality. you cannot go wrong there. lots of healthy things, too.

December 19, 2006 10:41 AM  

Anonymous Trader Joes Lemons Part 1 said:

Watch Trader Joe's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExkyLZo5-vg

December 19, 2006 11:08 AM  

Anonymous Reason #1 said:

Why I don't shop at Trader Joe's
(typical TJ customer)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TZmsg40xho

December 19, 2006 11:11 AM  

Anonymous Reason #2 said:

Paul Ollinger on Trader Joes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGFFPQaCZKo

December 19, 2006 11:12 AM  

Anonymous Organic O's Video said:

Funny
Organic O's at Trader Joe's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWtJXZqUUF0

December 19, 2006 11:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yuk! Gimme diversity.

December 19, 2006 12:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Geez Louise - yesterday's blog inspired me for my monthly TJ's run - golly, I saw black folks and even a hispanic. Of course they weren't tying up the aisles yacking on their cell phones - so I guess they really didn't belong ...

December 19, 2006 6:11 PM  

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