Friday, July 15, 2011

Trader Joe's Grand Opening!!!!

Weeks, months, years....my friend Jennifer and I have been bombarding Trader Joe's with emails BEGGING them to come to Kansas City.  Finally, our day of glory has arrived!  Sure, on occasional trips to California I could fly home with a few non-perishable items, but I have been patiently waiting so I could stock up on all the things I LOVE from there.
Jennifer drove through Caribou coffee and got us treats!  We stood in line with the anticipation like two five year olds on Christmas Eve.  Local news anchors were out interviewing the loyal followers of this legendary store opening.
No line was going to be too long for us, because we were so happy to be there in all the excitement, taking the day off from work to celebrate the Grand Opening.
We got le'id and high fived as we walked through the door and took in the visual glory of what was before our eyes.
For those of you who have never been, I don't know if I can explain the cult following on this place, but it's magical!
They did a great job on the decor, with beautiful hand painted murals of the fountains at the Plaza to local sports themes like the KC Royals!
Produce, fresh flowers, and gourmet treats like no other.  In every isle, people were oooing and awwwing at all the treats!
Okay....I wasn't going to pass up the team mascot. Is that Tahitian red lipstick you are wearing my dear?
Jen and I with "Captain Mike" Store Manager who was as sweet and helpful as could be!  Great job Mike!
uh yeah....it got ugly, as we stood in line we kept making dashes for other things we saw in other peoples carts or fellow shoppers who we were standing in line with, telling about things we couldn't live without.  Like we needed any incentive.
Say no more, thank goodness we were in Jen's SUV instead of my bug de doo. 

Well, there are going to be some happy campers tonight at Acorn Cottage.  Yes, there was some Chuck Shaw purchased, better known as Two Buck Chuck, which is actually $2.99 a bottle to wash it all down with.  Life is good!

9 comments:

Alice said...

Oh lucky you! I'm a tad too far away to enjoy this, which might be a good thing considering the sad state of our checking account.

Maybe I will write letters and see if one can come to Topeka......

Martha said...

You must have went to the Ward Parkway store -- alas, the Kansas store doesn't carry wine. I am glad to see it come to the city and will stop by there whenever I'm in town -- for they do have some really great things -- I did make it a point to stay away today!!!!

Country Dreaming said...

I would hope that cart is for the both of you?????
Looks like you had fun.
And you met the store manager.
I have seen the bug in action and I think it could of taken this on!!!!
Glad you had fun as I knew that you would.
Mr. Ken and i will have to get over there.

Melinda

BECKY said...

Looks like fun, Nanc! We don't have one here to my knowledge! Maybe out in west Orlando or something! I have heard all about them, though! Maybe one day!

Have a delightful week!
Hugs,
Becky

Leslie said...

gosh nancy, I never knew that Trader Joes could be so much fun!!
We have a few in Baltimore ~ I guess I should try ahoppinf there sometime.

Happy Thursday

Marydon said...

Nancy, you two are hving wayyyy too much fun. Enjoy yourself.

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Cassy said...

Seems you had fun!
Right- life is good indeed by God's grace.

Have a happy sunday!

Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Kathy said...

Thanks for the road trip. We don't have a Trader Joe's here in the deep south but it sounds like a store that would go over great here. Yes I would say you will have a happy, full, content family. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower, drop by my blog for a visit. I am hosting a giveaway to celebrate my almost 100 followers. Kathy

Mrs.B said...

Yay for you. I wish we had one.