Build a Trader Joe's in Harrisonburg

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Last year, I emailed Trader Joe's customer service asking them to consider building a store in my college town of Harrisonburg, Virginia. I got no reply. It was heartbreaking. I'm a junior at JMU and I love Trader Joe's. A lot. I am originally from Northern Virginia where there is an abundance of Trader Joe's stores. It is my go-to grocery store, offering healthy & unique food at astonishingly low prices. I am positive that my fellow students feel the same way about Trader Joe's as I do, which is why I am starting this petition to bring the beloved grocer to JMU. 

The closest Trader Joe's to Harrisonburg is an hour away in Charlottesville. I am almost ashamed to say that I have considered making the two hour round-trip on multiple occasions after being disappointed by the grocery choices in my college town (let's face it, Food Lion sucks). Having one in town would be a blessing. More & more students and faculty have been turning to healthy foods, something that Trader Joe's has plenty of. And for the late-night munchies, they have amazing snacks and ice cream. Truly a supplier of magic & arguably the best food money can buy.

Not only will this heavenly store bring more grocery options to JMU, it will also bring more jobs to the community. Students and residents alike are always looking for work, and Trader Joe's will be able to provide those opportunities. Plus its items are affordable (pretty much everything from seasonings to shampoo), so it won't burn a hole in the wallets of students. Everybody wins. 

Need I say more? I think that it is pivotal for JMU to have this wonderful store. I think the students, faculty, and residents of Harrisonburg deserve to have an incredible grocery shopping experience. I, for one, would literally spend all of my money there. So please, Trader Joe's, grace our town w/ your delicious food & unbeatable prices. Go Dukes!!!



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