Affton resident Carol Boss writes this letter about her ongoing campaign to bring a Trader Joe's grocery store to South St. Louis County. For previous coverage of this effort, check out Sunset Hills-Crestwood Patch's Trader Joe's stories.
September 24, 2012
To the Communities of South St. Louis:
This is to let you know the petition to "Bring Trader Joe's to the Communities of South St. Louis" is still going strong. We believe Trader Joe’s letter to Larry Stone and the Affton Community Involvement Association is confirmation that the store may now be looking in our direction. I am sort of a the-cup-is-half-full kind of person, and I see this letter as a positive response, a sort of an introduction that we are coming. My neighbors and I believe this area will be the new up-and-coming neighborhood, similar to the way Maplewood became the new up-and-coming neighborhood. By petitioning for Trader Joe's to come, hopefully they will see this too.
The recent petition signing at Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen was a great success, brining in over 150 signatures in one afternoon. Upcoming petition signings will be held at General Grant Car Wash on Wednesday, September 26th from 11am-1pm and Friday, September 28th from 11am-4pm. We currently have 1700 signatures total, including paper and on-line petition. At this point, I would like to see the number continue up to 2,000. Please, keep this ball rolling. To help get signatures more quickly, please "Like" our facebook page and post the link to the on-line petition on your wall. http://signon.org/sign/bring-trader-joes-to-1
Due to the time it takes to produce a video and promo kit for submission to Trader Joe's, the petition collection deadlines have changed to October 8th. There are many petitions that have been passed around. I will do my best to collect them all by this date, but at this point I am not sure where they all reside. Please make arrangements for pick-up or deliver by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can mail them to “Bring Trader Joe's to the Communities of South STL”, P.O. Box 6925, St. Louis, MO 63123.
I personally, would like to thank all of you for your hard work and efforts. With a little faith and your help, together we can make this happen.
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