No TJ's for at least two years

"At this time Albany, New York is not in our two-year plan of opening locations," says a Trader Joe's rep to the Biz Review's Michael DeMasi. Earlier: What's the closest (chain store for which people have a remarkable longing)?



Damn and blast. Well, I suppose it's good news for all of those Trader Joe's within a three hour driving radius of Albany. They will continue to get our money as we fill up our cars and coolers periodically replenishing our TJs staples.

I suppose it's good news for the local gas stations as well. Or maybe not, since I try to make it to Massachusetts or New Jersey before filling up my tank.

Two more years of Trader Joe's complaining, coming right up...

So what? For God's sake, Trader Joe's is not the end all in food. I like the store, but really can't figure out why all the whining for one!

Put me firmly in the "who cares" camp.

I do all my shopping at BJs, the Troy Farmers' Market, and the Troy Co-op.

While TJ's does have some nice jar sauces, that doesn't seem compelling enough to need one in the area. What do they offer that's so unique?

BFD. I'm so sick of reading about this!

I'm over Trader Joe's.

I want Wegmans in New York's Capital District.

Actually with this news there will not be two more years of complaining. Why complain once the decision has been made.

Instead, I think it's a good rallying call to switch gears. I'm going to join Ed L.'s campaign for We All Want a Wegmans in Albany. WAWAWA, for short.

And for those who aren't so convinced about TJ's, I offer the below link for your consideration:

Wow guys, I guess you'll have to move to someplace that isn't quite as insular and parochial as the great 518.

Seriously, get out if you can.

Trader Joe's is a great store to buy organic products, both fresh and canned or bottled at a reasonable price. I don't worry about the foods I buy at Trader Joe's when I can get to one. I think they are making a mistake waiting 2 years to come here. They should listen to Bruce Roter and get here yesterday (that's for SOON) We deserve it and they deserve them. I remember when Marshall's opened their big shoe department here a few years ago and a person that works there said they did their biggest sales in the country there. You don't have to be NYC to do good business. Please don't wait Trader Joe's!!!!!!!!!!

I really want a TJs - and Wegmans is all right - but come on my fellow former NYC dwellers wouldn't we rather have a Fairway Market? I actually did email them - but got no response. Price, quality, uniqueness of the food - I do think they beat Wegmans.

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