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Trader Joe's Petition 850 Signatures Strong

Pete DeBuys, the petition's creator, is aiming to get 5,000 signatures.

has 859 signatures, but that’s still a long way off from the 5,000 the petition’s organizer seeks.

The petition reached 750 signatures on July 4. Is it no coincidence that this milestone was reached on our nation’s Independence Day? The majority of the signatures are from Smyrna residents, but it looks like there are a few Marietta folks pulling for a more conveniently located TJ.

One signee said he’d like to see a Trader Joe’s at the corner of Spring Road and Atlanta Road in the .

“Other TJ's locations are way too far to travel on a regular basis, and this is our favorite place to shop for groceries,” he said. “Smyrna is up and coming and could really use one (Ideally at the corner of Spring/Atlanta where a Publix was originally intended to go). This is central to Smyrna and would be a great inbound and outbound place to stop!”

Two other Trader Joe’s fans explained that the drive to East Cobb and Buckhead is too inconvenient.

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Have you signed the petition? Tell us why you want a Smyrna-Vinings Trader Joe’s in the comments.

Brian July 29, 2012 at 02:25 AM
E.G, there's no WalMart in Smyrna. In fact, the closest Wal-Mart is a mile away. Others are even farther.
SmyrnaJoe August 16, 2012 at 05:11 PM
I drive quite a distance to get to TJ's as well. While the demographics are interesting, of note is the fact that we have an over abundance of cheap pizza chains and lousy wing joints. This is something you do not see in the neighborhoods with Trader Joes (Marietta, Sandy Springs). So what is it about us?
30080 January 26, 2013 at 04:20 PM
What's the latest on the petition?
30080 February 13, 2013 at 08:25 PM
Here's an alternative to TJ's - Earth Fare, a fast growing regional natural foods grocer based in Asheville NC. www.earthfare.com They're in Athens & Augusta GA.
30080 February 14, 2013 at 01:00 AM
Earth Fare. They also serve meals at the stores. Kids eat for free 4-8 pm one day a week. It's farm to market.

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