Resist the lure of Trader Joe’s

By February 22, 2011

“Ya got trouble, folks right here in Davis city, trouble with a capital T and rhymes with T and that stands for Trader.”

My wife said something about Trader Joe’s definitely coming to Davis … or I think that’s what she said. I don’t always listen as I should. Anyway, we all know that TJ’s should leave well enough alone.

Davisites of the world, unite. Avoid a market that sells those krispy crunchy things that are “reduced-fat” so you feel guiltless about eating the whole bag or that apple-cranberry or whatever pie filling that just needs the lid opened and a big spoon. Don’t get me started on dunkers or chocolate cat cookies.

Consider as well the impact, not only on one’s personal health, but on the economic health of the community. Rest assured that Nugget will suffer greatly: No longer with Forbes deem it to be about the happiest place on Earth to work.

The possibility of Bob Dunning finally having a place to buy a can of soup in East Davis? Sorry, Bob. That new IGA in West Davis? TJ’s tentacles will reach in all directions. The economy remains weak, and should IGA be suffering, their little Davis store will certainly be the first to shut its doors. It will even certainly affect the Gruskas’ opening of the Monticello Bistro next to the Co-op. Is the Co-op still there?

Come to think of it, I haven’t noticed the Wednesday Farmers Market of late. Scared off by the prospect of TJ’s? …

What’s that, dead? Trader Joe’s is already open? Davis is doing fine?

Anyway, as I was saying, why do cyclists in Davis refuse to wear their helmets?

Bill Wheeler


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