Update: Trader Joe’s Stamford will be open for business on 10/31, Halloween! Their hours are 8 am to 9 pm.
Every time we’d drive up High Ridge Road, we’d get sad thinking about Borders disappearing and just seeing the “For Lease” sign. Day after day, month after month. We wondered what could go in there? A restaurant, a store, something cool? Well, there isn’t any need to guess or to be sad anymore. As ctpost.com has reported, Trader Joe’s is going to take over the now vacant spot. Thanks for making us aware of this, Headbanging Hostess.
Yes, Trader Joe’s. If you’ve ever been inside of a Trader Joe’s, you know that it’s a food lover’s paradise. Plenty of snacks, cereals, and coffee greet you as you enter. Then, you see all the freshly prepared salads, lunches, and meats. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it. Then you an amazing variety of frozen foods that are creative and unique…not your typical grocery food. Well, that’s just about a 1/4 of the store. There’s still their amazing variety of olive oils, their health section, their dairy section, their bakery, and…well, you get the idea. It’s a grocery store. :)
For that reason, Trader Joe’s is the kind of place that you go into and just keep wandering around and checking out, aisle by aisle, shelf by shelf. Really, it can’t be helped. You know that rule, go into a grocery store with a full stomach? That definitely applies here. Otherwise, you’ll end up with those amazing chocolate toffee crunch bars. Wow. Heaven in a tiny package. Plus, you don’t have to worry about clipping coupons or hoping to get in on a great sale. We’ve always loved that about Trader Joe’s. Their price is their price, plain and simple. You’ll definitely save money shopping here as compared to other high-end food shops.
Also, if you’ve been to a Trader Joe’s, you know that they have a nice variety of beer available. We have noticed, though, that the produce at the Connecticut shops isn’t as fresh as other places. For the most part, the produce doesn’t last as long as you might expect. Another problem that we sometimes run into is that you can’t always find everything at Trader Joe’s, so we’ve had to stop at Whole Foods to pick up the last 4% of our groceries.
That being said, we’re excited to have Trader Joe’s in town, only about 7 minutes away from our house. You won’t have to wait that long either. According to the same article mentioned above, they’ll be open in March 2013. Let’s make shopping for food a bit more fun, right?