Reader: Trader Joe's is not as great as people say

The news that Trader Joe's had filed papers with the Colorado Secretary of State's office to start doing business in Colorado -- specifically, at

Boulder's Twenty-Ninth Street

project -- has fans of the California-based, German-owned store salivating, extolling such Joe's specialities as

Jalapeno Blue Cornbread Mix


Old Fashioned Cinnamon Grahams


But Trader Joe's newbies might be disappointed by what they see once the store opens at Twenty-Ninth Street.

Says TJ:

I think there will be a whole lot of disappointed people when one does finally open. TJ is not as great as it is made out to be. And since Denver has the Sunflower markets, I think people really are going to wonder what all the fuss was about.

Plus, they almost always build where there is parking and traffic blows.

Say it ain't so! Is Trader Joe's really a shopping mecca? Or a shopping mess?

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