Bad area, good employees. I once saw a sweet clerk walking around a blind women. Arm and arm, helping with a worn shopping list. Filling the basket as they strolled. The little old lady smiled on, arm and arm. A man told me she was a regular customer:) I've been harassed out side, barked out, sworn on for saying nothing to rif-raff. For ignoring ignorance? But I always felt safe stepping n those doors! No better welcome, no matter the day. Everyone smiled there. Don't let those smiles fade to frowns in a city so sad! We need more people like the Apple Market Staff, more smiles! what ever happened to consideration? Justification? Empowerment and motivation? Core values adopted by Candy, Teresa, Linda, My Leaky:) Skip, John, Benny:), my favorite little Mexican and my husband. When one door closes another one opens! May you have a hall of open ones!
I'm from los angeles where trader joes is every where. I miss it so much. I live in Independence now and have to drive out for 52 minutes just to get my groceries, the only problem i have with trader joes is that there is not one in independence. Make it happen please. i need my toms toothpaste and my trader joes tea tree oil and your incredible foods that you cant get anywhere else. please come to independence.
It is very nice to see the young, fresh, high-school faces. It feels good to shop here where the staff mirrors the community in which they are based. No pretention, just basic honesty, clean, and often some great deals in day-old bakery and produce. But the best? Buy a turkey there and have them smoke it for you. Yum. Ask them to give you the innards first so that you can make your own turkey gravy.