East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby BoredAgain » July 30th, 2018, 4:04 pm

xandrex wrote:
July 30th, 2018, 12:58 pm
Lots of open space that seemed wasted, and it seemed like, at least for the products I was searching for, their produce was a lacking.
I feel like you just described every Trader Joe's I have ever visited.

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby xandrex » July 31st, 2018, 12:03 pm

In this case, I was referring specifically compared to other TJ's.

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby amiller92 » July 31st, 2018, 12:44 pm

It's been awhile since I've been in a TJ's, in part because I'm not going drive past another option to get to one, and in part because when I used to shop there from time to time, I found them short on fresh meat and produce. Having gone in expecting that, I was pleasantly surprised.

Planning to stop in to pick something up for dinner on the way home.

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby twinkess » July 31st, 2018, 10:05 pm

I agree, lots of strange open space. Felt like they could lengthen all of the isles into the register area, or perhaps some more displays are slated for that space. Also felt they could squeeze in another isle with as much space as there were between them.

I don't think there is much room for bike racks on Washington sidewalk though, unless the bikes would be parallel to the street.

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby Minnehahaha » August 1st, 2018, 10:45 pm

I have never really understood Trader Joe's. It doesn't have the breadth of product range I expect from a "supermarket" but can't make up for that lacking with anything significant in the deli, meat or produce categories. That said, I did buy a couple of items on their opening day. Working nearby, I can easily see stopping in... monthly?

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby xandrex » August 2nd, 2018, 8:27 am

You can certainly do pretty much all your grocery shopping at TJ's depending on what you cook, but they really are "best" for easy-to-make frozen entrees, prepackaged stuff, and speciality/ethnic items that in some areas of the country are hard to find.

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby MattW » August 2nd, 2018, 8:46 am

As someone that hates the process of cooking, TJs is like crack to me.

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby Multimodal » August 2nd, 2018, 9:11 am

MattW wrote:As someone that hates the process of cooking, TJs is like crack to me.
Yeah, you’re the target market, all right.

For someone like me, who’d rather cook myself (or go out), their produce and meat is very, very weak.

Surprising, considering some things—like their French Vanilla ice cream or canned tomatoes imported from Naples or the best ricotta in the Twin Cities or the only un-ultrapasteurized milk I can find—literally amaze me.

Luckily I live halfway between a TJ’s and a food co-op with fantastic local meats & produce.

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby zlkahn » November 13th, 2018, 1:16 pm

The Starbucks at street level here on Washington Ave. that has been "coming soon" for a while now has officially begun construction/build-out.

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby mattaudio » November 13th, 2018, 2:50 pm

SO many street level Starbucks in recent years. I'm not complaining! I routinely walk by a skyway Starbucks or two (e.g. the one in the Westin) to get to a street level one.

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Re: East End / Thresher Square / Trader Joes - 713 Washington Ave S

Postby zlkahn » December 6th, 2018, 11:48 am

The Canopy Hotel is really starting to pickup speed. All exterior work looks to have wrapped and I'm able to see what look like "model" rooms that have been completed (for photography? I'm guessing) from our apartment at East End. Walked by the entrance on 3rd St and grabbed some photos of the main elevator banks and lobby. They're now listing the hotel on their website and have started taking reservations for April 2019, but will be interesting to see if this opens earlier (I think it was originally targeting late 2018, then Jan 2019): https://canopy3.hilton.com/en/hotels/mi ... index.html

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