Comment of the Day: Trust Trader Joe's

We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

We wrote about how preservationists are mounting a campaign to make sure Trader Joe's, the trendy grocery store set to take over the Alabama Theater, preserves the little touches that made the place unique.

One reader said we shouldn't worry.

BamaLuke wrote in response to one skeptic:

You obviously don't know a whole lot about Trader Joe's....the purveyor of '2 buck chuck'. It's kind of a bargain, laid back grocery store. They really don't go overboard with the artisan this and farm raised that. I'm excited about it in spite of not being a hipster.

At the same time I think they're 'hip' enough to know not to fuck around too much with historic architecture. Even moreso since they're new to the state and want to make a good impression.

Relax people the terrazzo will be alright.


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