Editor's Note: Due to confusion surrounding the original Trader Joe's petition, Pete DeBuys decided to create a new petition using a more reputable hosting site. The link has been corrected in the story below.
We’ve posted about the community’s love for Trader Joe’s on Patch before. But is love enough for the grocery chain to open a store in Smyrna-Vinings? One Smyrna resident isn’t waiting to find out.
Pete DeBuys recently set up an online petition asking Trader Joe’s to open a store in Smyrna-Vinings.
The petition, a sort of Trader Joe’s Bill of Rights, reads: “We the people of Smyrna/Vinings , in order to form a more perfect grocery, establish value, insure quality and provide for the common wellness, promote the general foodie community, and secure the blessings of healthy choices to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Petition for Trader Joe’s of Smyrna/Vinings, Cobb County, Georgia, U.S.A. “
So far the petition has 106 signatures, though DeBuys said he’d love to see 5,000. DeBuys said he was advised by a Trader Joe’s manager that some communities have been able to convince the corporate office in California to open a store through a petition. It certainly worked for Nashville.
He even started a Trader Joe’s Smyrna Vinings Facebook page to promote his cause. That means there are now two Facebook pages devoted to bringing TJ to Smynings.
You can show Trader Joe’s how much you think he belongs in Smyrna-Vinings by liking the two Facebook pages, signing the petition or by filling out the store request form on TJ’s website.
Have you signed the petition yet? Why do you want a Trader Joe's? Tell us in the comments.
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