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?