In the midst of the election season, Nicole Bement Lindstrom is out waging her own campaign: She trying to get California-based Trader Joe's to open one of its stores in the Roseville-Falcon Heights area.
Lindstrom, of Falcon Heights, told Roseville Patch she has started the following online petition in hopes of getting a Trader Joe's to the area. Here is the link to the petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/686/828/356/bring-trader-joes-to-falcon-heightsroseville-mn/ Her goal is to get at least 1,000 signatures.
Here's Lindstrom's explanation for the petition:
"Having lived in the area for 10 years, I feel confident saying that this would be a perfect market for Trader Joe's to have a highly successful store. Of course, there are several grocery stores already in the area - but Trader Joe's offers a unique shopping experience and exclusive products that I would love to get my hands on, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels that way.
There are some TJ stores already in the Twin Cities area, but none that are really convenient to my location - the one on Lexington is 20 minutes away, and 40 minutes round trip for groceries is not something I will do, especially with young children.
I've checked their (Trader Joe's) website every few months for many, many years to see if there's one close to me listed in the future stores section and am always disappointed. It finally occurred to me that I should tell them how great a store would do in my area, and what better way to say that than with many voices at once.
It would be great to have petition signatures from anyone who would shop at a Trader Joe's in the Roseville/Falcon Heights area. It will only take a minute to add your name. We can do this!"
Lindstrom is the wife of Falcon Heigts Mayor Peter Lindstrom.
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