The campaign to bring a Trader Joe's to South St. Louis County mailed 2,885 petition signatures to the specialty grocer with hopes that the store will open a new location here.
Affton resident Carol Boss took the reins of the campaign, turning whisperings and rumors into a petition, video, Facebook page and overall movement.
“I think they value and support the community,” Boss said about Trader Joe’s. “They try to be like a local neighborhood grocery. They pay their employees really well. They have great benefit plans. It provides a source of healthy food and a more affordable price.”
Trader Joe's has said they are not currently considering South St. Louis County for a new store but added that they would re-consider at their "next review."
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