From The Inbox
I keep getting emails from readers about the new grocery store going in downtown called Bishop's. The SJ web page is describing it as a "boutique" grocery store modeled after Trader Joes and New Seasons. Being a big fan of Trader Joe's, I never thought of TJ's as being "boutique." It's somewhat unique but it isn't fancy or expensive. The products sold are slightly more exotic then you might find in Winco but I don't dress up when I shop there. I feel like they threw that Trader Joe's comparison in there to hype up the store. The space seems to be a little small for a full sized grocery store like TJ's, and parking? This will be great for downtown residents who want a local place to stroll over to and pick up a gallon of milk. It's much needed. Don't get me wrong, a local grocery store going in downtown is good and if it is like TJ's, I'll shop there all the time. What are your thoughts?