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    Trader Joe coming to WDM

    Trader Joe's store coming to West Des Moines | desmoinesregister.com | The Des Moines Register

    I've been to one once and it was pretty nice. Not somewhere you go for everyday shopping but a nice to have in the metro. We'll see how they do compared to similar stores that have failed in the metro.



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    Re: Trader Joe coming to WDM

    Trader Joes has such a "cult" following, I'm not sure how it can fail.

    I've never been in one, so we'll see. But my wife is flat out giddy about the news.



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    Re: Trader Joe coming to WDM

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Trader Joe's store coming to West Des Moines | desmoinesregister.com | The Des Moines Register

    I've been to one once and it was pretty nice. Not somewhere you go for everyday shopping but a nice to have in the metro. We'll see how they do compared to similar stores that have failed in the metro.

    Nice. They have good specialty foods and an unbeatable selection of reasonably priced wine (and beer is pretty good too).

    I kept hearing that there was some corporate reasoning for them not having any stores in Iowa involving HyVee (or maybe Dahl's...). Glad to finally have one, just wish it was Ankeny instead of WDM.



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    Re: Trader Joe coming to WDM

    Amazing that WDM is going to have one but KC doesn't.



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    Re: Trader Joe coming to WDM

    I don't get what all the hoopla is for this store, sounds like just another grocery store to me.



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    Re: Trader Joe coming to WDM

    It's the home of Three Buck Chuck.



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    Re: Trader Joe coming to WDM

    We go there for the wine, three buck chuck (I think it's still two buck in some places)



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    Re: Trader Joe coming to WDM

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Amazing that WDM is going to have one but KC doesn't.
    I'm guessing a lot of the reason its not in Kansas City is due to the strange KS liquor laws.
    Just my opinion.



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    Re: Trader Joe coming to WDM

    My wife worked at one when she lived in Arizona and she is very happy.



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    Re: Trader Joe coming to WDM

    Quote Originally Posted by garn91 View Post
    I don't get what all the hoopla is for this store, sounds like just another grocery store to me.
    We visit the Trader Joe's in Bellingham when we are out west. We usually end up boxing a lot of goods and shipping them home.

    They have a lot of high-quality and diverse food options that are sold at a reasonable price. They are owned by the guy that started Aldi in Germany, and the brand their own products. It's good stuff, cheap.



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    Re: Trader Joe coming to WDM

    Trader Joe's is a great store. We usually go to the one in Chicago to stock up 3-4 times per year. WDM will be a shorter drive though.

    They have a lot of natural foods available that don't have Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Oils, etc., but at a reasonable price unlike Hy-Vee, Whole Foods, etc.

    Generally you can actually pronounce all of the ingredients in their foods. Oddly enough, Trader Joe's is owned by Aldi, the ultimate in discount grocery chains.



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    Re: Trader Joe coming to WDM

    Never heard of it



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    Re: Trader Joe coming to WDM

    Used to love going to TJ's when I visited family in Long Beach. It will be weird seeing 50 tan Tahoe's parked outside of it though. Usually their lot is chalk full of Prius and Smart Cars. I wouldn't call their following a cult, I would consider them smug and privileged. A great fit for WDM.


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    Re: Trader Joe coming to WDM

    Quote Originally Posted by linkshero View Post
    I wouldn't call their following a cult, I would consider them smug and privileged. A great fit for WDM.
    I don't think that. I think TJ shoppers are less smug and more hippyish.



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    Re: Trader Joe coming to WDM

    Trader Joe's is a nice grocercy store. You could potentially do most of your food shopping there. Its definitely very reasonably priced. Some of that 3 Buck Chuck certainly lives up to its name.. I like the frozen foods, sauces, cheeses, and fruits/vegetables. Plus the free coffee as you walk around.



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