It might not be as hard as you think. The closest Trader Joe's is in Syracuse. 

For those who aren't familiar, Trader Joe's is fantastic. It has its own line of food, gives you a fun shopping experience, and do I have to mention the Cookie Butter? They have a big selection of natural and organic food, lots of displays and good prices. Trader Joe's is a staple for many families, but the closed one is in Syracuse. Wouldn't you like one in our community? Well, let's try to do it.

Where would we put it?

1. Has anything officially happen with the K-Mart building in New Hartford yet? That would be a good choice. Huge parking lot. What about the new 'vacant' building in Commercial Square?

2. What about the new 'vacant' building in Commercial Square? Not great parking, super congested, might not be big enough but still a possibility.

3. Ok, how about Toys 'R' Us? They have filed voluntary chapter 11Now we're not saying the New Hartford location is closing but if the restructuring doesn't work (but to be honest, we hope it does) then it could be an option.

Can you think of any locations?

How do we get a Trader Joe's? 

This part is easy. We ask. There's a form to fill out on the Trader Joe's website, and they say "being wanted in community matters." All you include with your invitation is:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email
  • City
  • State
  • Comments~This where we can add locations for them to check out.

We put our request in. Will you?


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