Trader Joe’s!

Trader Joe’s Roswell opens today! The Midtown store is sure to follow soon. There will be no Three Buck Chuck for now, but who’s psyched?

(psst, AJC! It isn’t nicknamed “Two-Buck Chuck” as you called it in your article. At $2.99, it’s fondly referred to as “Three-Buck Chuck.”) [Update] It appears I could be wrong (see comments). It wouldn’t surprise me if I was. I have always heard three-buck, though…

6 Comments so far

  1. Paulie [eatl/ga] (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 9:11 am

    I will probably add this with Ikea on the “Places Everyone Is Drooling For In Atlanta But I will Probably Never Go” list.

  2. Mark (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 9:19 am

    From Trader Joe’s site – I guess the name has changed with the price, but I’ve always heard “Two Buck Chuck”:

    “If there’s been one constant in our wine selection lately, it’s got to be Charles Shaw. Lovingly nicknamed “Two Buck Chuck” by a member of the wine press, these California wines have become something of a phenomenon in the wine world, and in our stores.”

  3. tiffany (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 9:51 am

    in california it is “two-buck chuck” because in california, it costs $1.99. outside of california it’s $2.99 (interstate tariffs and shipping and such.)

  4. Todd (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 11:34 am

    I had read in the AJC (taken with a big ass grain of salt) about the store’s inability to sell their wine in the state of Georgia, due to restrictive laws about selling alcoholic beverages exclusively.

    Basically, the laws said that the products had to be sold through a wholesaler, and be made available to ALL retailers…which Trader Joe’s doesn’t do.

    Can anyone elaborate? Deny/Confirm?

  5. George Burdell (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 11:39 am

    That’s true Todd, because Georgia has some crap liquor laws… Do I even need to point out how much it sucks you cannot buy beer on Sunday?

  6. bravo (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 11:51 am

    When I lived in Boston they also had a Sunday liquor prohibition, but, the law did not apply during the weeks prior and following Christmas. Talk about fine Christian values!

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