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Editor’s Notebook: Who Doesn’t Want a Trader Joe’s?

Reading other Patch sites makes me aware that Benicians aren’t alone.

I was reading a story written by my Patch colleague Jennifer Squires who runs the Watsonville Patch.  The story is about the large number of taquerias in Watsonville.The following was in the comment stream and it made me aware that Benicia isn’t alone in its desire to have a Trader Joe’s:

Cathy P.

5 hours ago

"...another person in our van suggested Chipotle." 
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yes but, Chipotle is so much healthier! And it's a chain that will draw other chains ... and so on, and so on, and so on... until Trader Joe's sees how WORTHY we are – rofl
Ask Mr. Overmeyer whatever happened to the Fresh & Easy possibility.

I guess Cathy P. will fit right in if she ever decides to leave the central coast and move to Benicia.

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Liz Edwards November 14, 2012 at 07:59 PM
I wonder what it would take to bring TJ's here? Having a "Bring TJ's to Benicia" FB page hasn't helped. Nor has sending requests on their website. I wonder if it would help if we all sent our Safeway and Raley's receipts to them with a note saying "this could be yours!". LOL!
Joe Feltcher November 14, 2012 at 10:16 PM
TJ's is overrated. So is Chipotle for that matter.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" November 14, 2012 at 10:18 PM
We already have a Trader Joe; Joe Feltcher. He is the Benedict Arnold of Benicia!!! Now if we could only get the grocery chain to come here!!! (I'll be here all week)!!!
Nadine goodban November 15, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Until Trader Joe's comes to Benicia or Vallejo, on their own, I am snubbing them and will not spend time and $$ to any of their stores. If we're not worthy of them ... they're not of us !!! nadine g
Robert Livesay November 16, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Nadine you may well be correct. Go to Lafattete TJ's and tase a look at their customers. What makes you think that Benicia has that customer base. As much as I love Beneicia this city does not have that customer base. They could put more stores over the bridge before they would come to our city. This city has never supported independent or chain store operation unless they are drug of supper markets.

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