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Whole Foods or Trader Joe's: We have voice, let it be heard!!


I just blogged about Hi-Lo closing.

I'm curious, which would you rather, Whole Food or Trader Joe's or what alternatives would you suggest?

How would this benefit our community and who would it hurt?

If we feel strongly about this, we can weigh in. Before we do, we need to carefully take into who our who really represents - and work to ensure all voices are heard. 


This post was edited to after feedback from the comments at 7:38 pm. 


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Comment by Pat Roberts on January 14, 2011 at 7:10pm
Whole Foods!  More variety in what they sell, and excellent quality.
Comment by Ann Tomsho on January 14, 2011 at 7:06pm
definitely Trader Joe....   but sad to see HiLo go
Comment by Marlo Di on January 14, 2011 at 7:03pm

People really need to consider the big picture instead of just fixating on convenience. Hi-Lo provided hard to find ethic foods, TJ's or Whole Foods do not carry these items.  So, I would say that these Corporate Markets are more likely to cater to the young professional crowd.

I mean seriously, is it THAT hard to take a 10 minute drive to the Trader Joe's in Brookline?  Are we that lazy?  Would we rather deal with the increase in traffic that result in putting in one of those chain stores? 


I bet some of you would jump up and down at the prospect of building a Starbucks in the middle of Centre Street as well. 


But really my posts are pretty futile because, let's face it, money talks-and the yuppies have taken over.

Comment by Breton Hornblower on January 14, 2011 at 7:01pm
Whole Foods and a subterranean TJ's in old Milky Way--the Trader Foods complex.
Comment by Natalia Chilcote on January 14, 2011 at 6:59pm
Trader joes....
Comment by Carol T on January 14, 2011 at 6:57pm
Trader Joe's is more affordable but can also be not so good at times. Either one would be ok.
Comment by Jennie P on January 14, 2011 at 6:55pm
Keep Hyde Square diverse, for crying out loud! First we lose the Milky Way, then La Pupusa Guanaca, and now Hi-Lo? And replacing it with a giant corporate ultra-expensive ripoff yuppie market? Come on. What is this, Davis Square? @Sheila Tunney: The logical choice is Trader Joe's.
Comment by Néstor on January 14, 2011 at 6:52pm
Trader Joe's!!!!
Comment by Sheila on January 14, 2011 at 6:50pm
Trader Joes isnt a rip off.
Comment by Steffani Bennett on January 14, 2011 at 6:43pm
TRADER's, totally.

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