Wednesday, December 14, 2005

What $100 Will Buy You at T.J.s...

That's right, kittens, Trader Joe's is finally here!


Blogger Kalyn said...

I am so jealous. We don't have Trader Joe's in Utah.

December 14, 2005 12:10 PM  
Anonymous LisaSD said...

OOOH! Life is going to change! I was introduced to TJ's three years ago when I moved to CA, and I've told Hubby I'll never live anywhere without one again!

December 14, 2005 1:23 PM  
Blogger MeBeth said...

Thanks for the tag yesterday - you're right, this meme is not easy.

The day we get Trader Joe's in NYC will be the best day of my life. People will probably be camping out the night before it opens!

December 14, 2005 2:56 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

Woo Hoo!! Don't ya just love TJ's? I need to make a drive out there, the closest one to me is about 40 minutes away.

December 14, 2005 4:06 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

I've had great luck with the Trader Joes coffees. You'll have to let me know what you think...
Did you find the creamy cilantro salad dressing?

December 14, 2005 5:46 PM  
Blogger vlb5757 said...

Where is it so that I can go and see how I spend my $100? I was just talking to hubby about it tonight. Wow! I can't believe your post was about TJ's.

December 14, 2005 9:56 PM  
Blogger vlb5757 said...

Nevermind. Just clicked on the link and found where it is by their map. I think that I am going to have to make a trip this Friday or this weekend if I can. YEEHAW!!!!!

December 14, 2005 10:00 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Yeah! Don't you love it? =) They get so much of my money...

December 14, 2005 10:37 PM  
Blogger s'kat said...

Kalyn- If/when they get one, don't make my mistake: going on opening day! Can you say 'madhouse'?

lisasd- I can certainly see why you would feel that way!

mebeth, good luck. But, I'd been under the impression that New York already had cool little grocery stores... have I been wrong in this?

michele, I'm already making a list, and plotting to return again this weekend!

maureen, the coffee is great so far! I'd forgotten about the cilantro dressing, but its on my list for this weekend. We did pick up a blue cheese dressing that was decent.

vicki, if I may suggest Friday, and as early as you can possibly make it! You really wouldn't believe how crazy it was!

joe, I can already see that I am just going to have to alot a portion of each pay check to them!

ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS ABOUT TJs: I should've included this in the post, but was in a hurry. The one thing that really struck me about this place was the employees. When I say it was a madhouse, that's putting it nicely. It was shoulder to shoulder in that place, and had the air of some third-world bazaar. Through all of this, every single employee that I saw or spoke with was extremely nice, patient, and helpful. I was utterly amazed.

If Trader Joe's means that customer service is making a comeback in Hampton Roads, I for one am all for it!

December 15, 2005 7:57 AM  
Blogger MeBeth said...

You're right - there are tons of cute little groceries in NY, so I shouldn't complain too much, but TJs is soooo cheap!

December 15, 2005 10:10 AM  
Blogger Mona said...

Mmmm yummmmm-A!! You're so lucky! Congrats on your new purchases :) Isn't it amazing how fast the money flies when you're in a fun food store?

December 15, 2005 7:50 PM  
Blogger Nerissa said...

Have fun with your new purchases. But stop bragging about your TJs...LOL Just kidding... just little jealous ole me pining for a real grocery store. One little day left until I'm on the plane south! Hurrah!

December 16, 2005 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can move to n.n. for sure now!

December 17, 2005 11:55 PM  
Blogger Randi said...

When I lived in Cali, I went once a week. Now, my nearest TJ's is 3 hrs away in Michigan. I do stock up though when we go.

January 15, 2006 2:52 PM  
Blogger Jeff W said...

Might I use your photo of what $100 might buy at Trader Joe's on our newspaper's website? We're writing an online story about devotion to TJ, and that we're NOT getting one (yet) in Maine.

September 19, 2007 11:04 AM  
Blogger s'kat said...

Jeff, you didn't leave me an email address! But yes, it's no problem.

October 04, 2007 8:00 AM  

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