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Trader Joe's coming to DTD??!!

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by marybogue, May 3, 2013.

  1. Pirate princess 2

    Pirate princess 2 Mouseketeer

    Mar 28, 2013
    Thanks for clarifying for me. Trader Joe's would never work here. They don't allow the sale of wine in grocery stores. Wegman's has been trying for years to get that law changed.
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  3. skylizard

    skylizard DIS Veteran

    Jul 8, 2008
    I'm in Charlotte too! :wave2:
    I love me some Trader Joe's! I actually won their reusable bag give away last week which was awesome. TJ rocks! :lovestruc
  4. Just_Trish

    Just_Trish Mouseketeer

    Apr 6, 2010

    I have relatives in upstate NY and every year when we visit I look most forward to going to Wegmans!! It's the best!
  5. Halbleib1

    Halbleib1 DIS Veteran

    May 2, 2007
    Wegmans has slowly been moving south. There are now stores in MD. They place their stores a good distance apart though. I too wish we had one closer. We have to drive an hour to get to one. We go every few months and stock up on the stuff we buy from there.

    Even though I am in PA our Wegmans sells some alcohol. Since they sell prepared food they are allowed to sell some alcohol.
  6. Hoodie

    Hoodie <font color=purple>Going to BC and GF with one wee

    Jun 3, 2008
    TJ and Wegman's are very different. TJ's has some amazing prepared foods that no one else can match and is small and more "boutique-y". However, our TJ's is in a horrible location and parking is ridiculous so I never go. Our Wegman's is OK. It's pricey, with a few exceptions. It's also not organized well and is cramped (I'm not sure why - they built it hoping for an alcohol section but have been unable to get a permit. You'd think with the extra space, it would be easier to navigate.) The selection is good, but the poor layout and general behavior of patrons (trust me, never EVER get anything from their bulk section. Unless you're OK with other people's hands being all over your food) makes me want to strangle someone by the time I leave.

    Honestly, both have their plusses but I think both are over-rated.
  7. KYMickey

    KYMickey Adding EARS to Kentucky!

    Sep 14, 1999
    I know they even have one in Virginia, near Dulles Airport. Unfortunately, I think it will be a long time, if ever, before they come to Kentucky!
  8. sahm1000

    sahm1000 DIS Veteran

    Apr 12, 2007
    I'd trade our Trader Joe's for a La Bamba and Avanti's, you up for that? Lol! I miss both of those here in Dallas, TX. Graduated from Illinois Wesleyan and miss both restaurants!
  9. LockShockBarrel

    LockShockBarrel Pudge controls the weather.

    Jul 13, 2009
    Wegmans claim to fame really is that it's a family owned company who strives to provide incredible customer service and be a place where you can do your weekly shopping but also find the higher end or specialty items.

    It's only Wegmans stores in NY that can't sell wine, the other stores do carry it. That's down to NY state law and Wegmans is geared to open a wine store in the WNY area soon. If that goes well I'm sure more will follow.

    They currently have no plans to continue moving south, but will continue to build in the Boston area (The plan was 5 stores in 5 years). For them to move further south than Virginia, another distribution center would have to be built.

    **All of this is just what one hears while working..**
  10. CuteAndFluffy

    CuteAndFluffy DIS Veteran

    Jul 22, 2003
    It IS a Small World after all!!

    Love Wesleyan! Used to work there in the library ( the new one, not the old one) and really enjoyed my time there.

    And I would happily send both, but I bet we would have some crazy riots demanding bread and sauce.
  11. lilmakattack

    lilmakattack Say Cheers

    Mar 18, 2008
    The farthest south Wegmans is in Fredericksburg, VA. I will keep it over TJ anyday. Our store is the largest ever built and I swear it's bigger than Super Walmart! It's literally the grocery store of all grocery stores.

    The only problem with our epic grocery store is if you don't stick to your list, you can easily go way over budget lol with so many choices!
  12. Cobra B.

    Cobra B. Merrily on my way to nowhere at all

    Mar 10, 2004
    Nice try. But it's clear people want to talk about supermarkets on the DIS site?:confused3

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