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Re: “Tell me again why you love Trader Joe's?

When you visit TJs in University Village, try Over Easy for a great breakfast.
http://overeasycolorado.com/ NOTE: They close at 2PM. Try it.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by OldCrank on 10/08/2014 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Tell me again why you love Trader Joe's?

Having read the employee reviews of the Trader Joe's stores and the way they treat their employees, I will not be adding Trader Joe's to my list of shopping venues.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Patricia C Mulkey on 10/08/2014 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Against a downtown city stadium? Sign here

I'll sign a petition, the rich need to keep their damned sticky fingers off our wallets.
If they build a stadium with private money that's okay with me, I'll attend.
Why no discussion of minor league football in such a stadium, that'd be cool.
Bottom line, do whatever you wish with private money, leave our tax money alone.

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Posted by OldCrank on 10/08/2014 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Against a downtown city stadium? Sign here

Thanks to the efforts of Anita Miller and many others, the petition process will enable the people - not the mayor and City Leaders - to decide at the ballot box whether the stadium gets built or not. Now, at last, the insiders are going to have to come clean about WHY they want to build a stadium. Now, at last, the insiders are going to have to disclose WHO the mayor intends to give the stadium to. Now, at last, the people are going to tell the insiders if we want to spend $200M of OUR money to build a stadium for one of THEM.

Thanks, Pam, for digging up this info about the myth of TIFs producing economic prosperity: "California no longer allows TIF financing, due to economic drains they posed for government coffers." California (!) leads the way in showing the rest of the states that diverting public money for development projects - while being very good for developers - is bad for the public.

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Posted by curious on 10/08/2014 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Tell me again why you love Trader Joe's?

In a city with how many Walmarts and Targets you're finally going to start getting self-righteous when Trader Joes comes into the marketplace?

Is this secretly an advertorial sponsored by the Walmarts and Targets in the city?

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Matt1981 on 10/08/2014 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Opinion: Vote Yes on 1A

1A sounds good. Our parks need it!

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Posted by TruB on 10/08/2014 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Bach issues proposed 2015 spending plan

botch knows better than run for office again... he has been an abysmal failure!! this city has become the laughing stock of the rest of the world... but we have pretty views. the competition is already to tough for developer boy to compete... Koch ho bro's or not.

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Posted by happyfew on 10/08/2014 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Against a downtown city stadium? Sign here

WE THE COLORADO PEOPLE MUST VOTE THIS ABSURDITY DOWN FOR OUR CHILDRENS SAKE. THIS PROJECT COULD BE FUNDED W/ COLORADO SPRINGS RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA TAX REVENUE BUT NO CITY COUNCIL HAS CHOSEN TO ACT LIKE SCARED $ WHILE DENVER AND PUEBLO RAKE IN MILLIONS OF TOURISTS $. THIS CITY OF CHAMPIONS PROJECT GETS VOTED DOWN FOR LACK OF INGENUITY AND LOW BUSINESS ACUMEN.

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Posted by Curtis Colons on 10/08/2014 at 1:01 PM

Re: “El Pomar gives $10 million to Olympic museum

Rocky is right. Also, the data the PRO side has on the stadium venue is a tightly guarded secret that only "insiders" have access to. This little group includes the eventual owner of the stadium. The citizens - without our consent - are buying a $200M stadium for someone yet to be named by the mayor. John says, "I'd like to have an informed opinion" and "I'm looking for well reasoned dissention." I suggest you do what I do - go to Councilman Miller's websites. Miller, in doing due diligence on C4C, has performed an extraordinarily valuable service by making his research available to the public. The C4C documents and his financial analysis of them is on his websites. Go there. Get informed. And then email city council at allcouncil@springsgov.com and tell them to vote Yes on the ordinance in November that will give US the right to vote on the stadium.

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Posted by curious on 10/08/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Opinion: Vote Yes on 1A

Boy,,, after the check cash fee I will have enough to buy a cheeseburger. For any true guest in mother natures beauty here in Colorado..there shouldn't be a question of where the funds should go....there will always be cheeseburgers...

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Posted by Rick Edward on 10/08/2014 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Tell me again why you love Trader Joe's?

We used to shop TJs all the time when we lived in CA. One thing we really liked was the great selection of wines that were good and reasonably low priced. Unfortunately, our CO version of TJs won't carry 2 buck Chuck, but it will still be nice to have an alternative for good produce and other items to the Food Hole.

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Posted by gregR on 10/08/2014 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Jason Bennett

Joe Uveges, Steve Weeks and Rich Currier also playing. Sounds like a great night for a great cause.

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Posted by Lisa Anderson on 10/08/2014 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Tell me again why you love Trader Joe's?

I think a part of the appeal is the "paradox of choice" (nod to author Barry Schwartz). They don't have 17 brands of peanut butter or salsa, just a small reliable variety. It is easy to go grab exactly what you want. Prices are decent. Employees are helpful and generally upbeat. Although it is a huge chain, they manage to keep a corner-store feel.

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Posted by Mia715 on 10/08/2014 at 8:48 AM

Re: “El Pomar gives $10 million to Olympic museum

John there is only two sides PRO and Con you cant find the data because the the PRO side wont release it or there is not any. And thats what makes the con side so angry the data we all want is not there and they are going forward anyway. GET IT? Theres plenty to the USOC getting there museum as its said there doing it with there own money or private money. UCCS is going forward with private money but the rest is on US with no data proving it will be successful.

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 10/08/2014 at 8:06 AM

Re: “Back on the bus

This is the best transit news I've heard in years! Thanks for covering the story J. Adrian Stanley! I can't wait!

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Posted by Daria Welch Wilber on 10/08/2014 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Tell me again why you love Trader Joe's?

How can describing something as an ass-load of anything be considered a literal statement? Is that a metric or imperial ass-load?

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Posted by dirtchef on 10/07/2014 at 8:38 PM

Re: “El Pomar gives $10 million to Olympic museum

I'm curious to know who "curious" is. I feel like the only dissenting opinions come from the shadows. As a young-ish person invested in the future of Colorado Springs I'd like to have an informed opinion but I feel as if the only two opinions of C4C are "pro" and "obstructionist". I think we need more dissenting opinions from faces in the community and those who we can reasonably assume are credible. I know there is no shortage of dogmatic anti-tax purists who disagree but I'm looking for well reasoned dissention. I love the idea of C4C but I don't know if I agree with it. Has a neutral economic impact analysis been accomplished? Where can I find some data?

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Posted by John Gladney on 10/07/2014 at 6:10 PM

Re: “El Pomar gives $10 million to Olympic museum

I'm curious to know who "curious" is. I feel like the only dissenting opinions come from the shadows. As a young-ish person invested in the future of Colorado Springs I'd like to have an informed opinion but I feel as if the only two opinions of C4C are "pro" and "obstructionist". I think we need more dissenting opinions from faces in the community and those who we can reasonably assume are credible. I know there is no shortage of dogmatic anti-tax purists who disagree but I'm looking for well reasoned dissention.

I love the idea of C4C but I don't know if I agree with it. Has a neutral economic impact analysis been accomplished? Where can I find some data?

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Posted by John Gladney on 10/07/2014 at 6:09 PM

Re: “Tell me again why you love Trader Joe's?

Have been to TJs in several areas. IMO the allure is partly the lower prices and partly the unique goods from tiny producers - items you won't find in big stores. The chain has a cult following, like In N Out Burger, etc.

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Posted by OldCrank on 10/07/2014 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Tell me again why you love Trader Joe's?

Because it is cheaper than Whole Foods....and Safeway.

When I lived in Vegas is when I was introduced to Trader Joe's. The home I lived in that's the only place we shopped. It was cheaper than your typical grocery store and it was higher quality stuff. By a lot.

Keep in mind most of the brand name stuff you buy at a traditional grocery store is carrying a hefty price increase because of the marketing budget. Big time. Food doesn't have to be expensive, but if you have to say you bought it at Whole Foods or it has to have a certain brand name on it....expect to pay dearly.

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Posted by Jon Severson on 10/07/2014 at 3:17 PM

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