Joes Is Now Open In Bellingham Washington
BELLINGHAM NEWS : THE GERMANS ARE COMING!
(UPDATE: Traders Joes Is Now Open!)
And many Bellingham residents are saying it's about
time! Germany's grocery giant ALDI will be opening a
Bellingham outlet in spring of 2007 in what was once the old Red Apple
Market on James street.
ALDI- which stands for Albrecht Discount, has
over 5,000 stores in sixteen countries and is known for its low prices
and unique one-of-a-kind products. ALDI purchased Los Angeles area Trader Joes in 1979
which has now
grown to more than 250 stores in 21 states, with 14 in Washington
In some areas, ALDI stores carry
a stigma because many of their locations tend to be in low rent areas in
order to take advantage of the low property values. Some people don't like to admit to shopping at an ALDI market and will
sneak in and out, hoping not to be seen by a neighbor or friend. The fact is, most of their neighbors likely shop there as well.
Even though their prices are low, their quality is
generally considered to be excellent.
"Trader Joes" What's
In A Name?
ALDI stores under the Trader Joe's name enjoy a
completely different reputation.
Trader Joe's shoppers are like a cult that
almost borders on fanaticism---Ask a TJ shopper for their
opinion of Trader Joes and you will likely get a 5 minute
infomercial about their favorite TJ products. Each store has
a fun nautical-beach theme with Hawaiian shirt wearing
employees that seem to really love their job. Soon, alcohol
will be able to be sold in places other than Government
controlled stores. Trader Joes now sells liquor
like they do in other modern U.S. states. Trader
Joe's Charles Shaw Remains A Favorite Selling Wine.
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Shopping In Bellingham
Stores For Organic and Gourmet grocery items you just can't beat
Trader Joes, Bellingham's wildly popular specialty grocery
store on James Street, not far from Sunset Square Shopping
To get to
Trader Joes take the Sunset exit south on I-5 and continue
straight through the light which is James Street.
Continue a few blocks and you will see the Trader Joes
shopping center on the left at Alabama St. and James St.
2410 James Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Food / Great Selection
Food Co-op shoppers have another great choice for
organic and whole foods. Trader Joes
is likely to be a far greater competitor in their market niche than Walmart
or Target, both with newly expanded grocery departments due to their excellent selection of natural and organic food
It seems everyone loves Trader
Joes! Which means parking spaces are at a premium and it can be a
challenge getting into and out of Trader Joe's parking lot.
Store hours may vary. All information is subject to change
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