10/29/2010

trader joe's is coming to town

(I snuck a photo of the temporary sign.  Sssshhhhhhh, don't tell anyone)

to be sung to the tune of "Santa Claus is coming to town"

You better watch out
The sign is down low
Keep an eye out
For the store we all know (and love)
Trader Joe's is coming to town

He's setting up shop
And stocking up shelves
Doing it all with the help of some elves
Trader Joe's is coming to town

He knows when you are hungry
For the food you want to make
He knows when you need groceries
So go shop for goodness sake!

Oh! You better watch out
The sign is down low
Keep an eye out
For the store we all know (and love)
Trader Joe's is coming to town


Grand Opening Friday, November 5th !!!!!

Ceesa and I had a very special day.  We got an exclusive, all access pass to tour the new, not-yet-open-for-business Trader Joe's store in West Des Moines

Yep! Front row parking, backstage pass and a private tour with store associate, Neta. (rhymes with Margarita)

We were able to spend as much time as we wanted wandering the aisles, browsing the products and checking out all the awesome one-of-a-kind artwork painted on the walls.  

Did you know TJ's employs a full-time artist to hand paint murals and signage throughout the store?

Neta clued us in to some insider, employee only information.

Like, did you know TJ's sells a frozen oatmeal that is top notch awesomeness?  I know!  I didn't know either!

Also, the frozen brown rice apparently is a 'must have' staple item in your freezer.

Oh, and the store will have a station where you can gather fresh ingredients for 2, count 'em two, pizzas to make for a mere $5 buckaroos.  Wowza.

We scouted some special finds and made some mental notes so next week we can get in and out quickly despite the expected large crowd.

I bet if you drive out to the store in the next week you, too, can tour the store before it opens. 

Just tell Neta that Thelma and Louise sent ya ;)

 

3 comments:

BakkeChaos said...

You crack my nuts! :)

Wendy said...

Thou shall not envy thy fellow D Mama who will have a Trader Joe's in close proximity.

Reyna said...

We don't even have a freakin' Target in Vermont...let a lone a Trader Joe's...I've never even seen one, but heard that it is fantastic.