Thursday, March 15, 2007

Want a Trader Joes in Delta Park?

There is a letter going around the neighborhood inviting Trader Joe to add a store in the Delta Park area.

If you think this is a good idea, cut and paste the letter below and send it off to Mr. Bane or feel free to pen your own. There is a tab on their website to suggest locations, but it has been suggested that "real" letters count more...

Mr. Dan Bane
Trader Joe's Company
800 Shamrock Avenue
Monrovia, California 91016

Dear Mr. Bane:

I live in the Delta Park area of North Portland. My neighbors and I would love to have a Trader Joe's close to our neighborhood.

Here's why:
This location is close to Washington and for tax reasons, many people from there shop in Portland. The commuters would have easy access to stop on their way home. The Columbia River is near and there are several hundred floating homes.

There are also many new homes, townhouses, and condos that overook the river and are in the $300,000-$500,000 price range. Much of this area of North Portland is experiencing a tremendous growth.

The Delta Park area now has GI Joe's, Petco, West Marine, Lowes, Wickes Furniture, Burger King, and other retail businesses and restaurants. Portland Meadows Horse Track, Portland International Raceway and the Expo Center are all close or in Delta Park.

It is close to major thoroughfares, e.g., 1-5 and Marine Drive. Delta Park also is a major ballpark for softball and soccer. The Marriott has a Residence Inn and a Courtyard near and there are a few other hotels as well.

The closest Trader Joe's is 10 miles away.

There are two available buildings at the Delta Park location that would be perfect for Trader Joe's. New Neville is handling the lease for these two buildings. Their telephone number is 503-241-1222.

We believe Delta Park would be a perfect fit for a Trader Joe's.

Thank you for your consideration.

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