Another reason I love Trader Joe's

June 13, 2011

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I heart Trader Joe's. As if I really needed another reason to love them more.....they went and did something incredibly sweet for my mom. You see, my mom is a HUGE fan of the TJ and goes there basically every week. She told me a few weeks ago that the store by her house had these vintage street signs from the city of Long Beach on display at their check out (like in the photo above)...and of course one of them happened to be the street her house is on: Bixby! I knew immediately that we needed to get her that sign as a keepsake of the house we loved for so many years. We searched all around for vintage street signs but had no luck. So we thought we'd take a chance and ask the kind folks at Trader Joe's if they would let us buy it from them.

At first I think they thought we were crazy...but mom and I are used to that feeling. They quickly brought Sandy, a store manager, over and without hesitation she said they wanted to give my mom the sign. We were so shocked and excited!!!! Several TJ employees came out to try and help get the sign down for us, but they ended up asking us to come back the next day and said they would have it ready. And true to their word they did! My mom left the store with tears in her eyes...it was SO incredibly sweet of them to give her the Bixby sign.

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Thank you Trader Joe's of Bixby Knolls! We are so touched by your kindness. Now, if anyone from TJ is reading this, could you PLEASE open a store in Grand Rapids Michigan? I guarantee you will have some loyal customers on your hands!

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14 Responses to “Another reason I love Trader Joe's”

  1. I love Trader Joe's! That is such a cool story!

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  2. That's super sweet! How cool is that?!?!?!

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  3. That is so neat! Way to go Trader Joe's! Wish they had one in Tahoe too! :)

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  4. That is so sweet! Trader Joe's is awesome!

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  5. I think it's so crazy that Trader Joe's isn't in Grand Rapids! That's where I was born and raised! At least we have Meijer's! :) I miss Meijer's so much!

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  6. That is so touching!
    TJ was so kind to give your Mom such a special memory.

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  7. Wow that is so impressive how TJ went out of their way to satisfy a customer! That is so exciting to have a cool vintage sign like that!

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  8. How awesome! This does make me love them more. :)

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  9. That is such a great story! I heart Trader Joes too! I'm so thankful it's far from my house b/c I would be there EVERYDAY!

    This is my first visit and I love your blog. I heart cats and Henry is adorable!

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  10. Sorry I just saw you have two cats! I can't leave Pancake out! He's a cutie, too!

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  11. I wish we had a Trader Joe's down here in FL!

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  12. I love my road sign.....I'm keeping it on the kitchen counter and it makes me smile every time I walk by!!!
    Trader Joe's is the BEST!

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  13. That's so sweet!!!! Love that store. Your picture is super cute love the matching cups above the sign!!!!!

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  14. OMG. trader joes just (once again) proved to be the best EVER. i LOVE it. . . and that sign is SUPER cute to boot!!

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