Tough Times or Not, Trader Joe's Opens

A new Trader Joe's grocery store is expected to open this week in Westwood Village

Sure, Trader Joe's is just a grocery store, and another one of those is just another pushpin in the map of that particular grocer's ever-expanding kingdom.

Nonetheless, the expected opening this week of another Los AngelesTrader Joe's in Westwood Village (1000 Glendon Avenue) is a little something to be happy about, whether or not you're among the UCLA students who, for the first time, will be within walking distance of frozen eggplant parmesan.

With so many industries closing offices, or filing bankruptcy, or carpooling to beg Congress for a few billion just to keep the doors open for another couple weeks, someone's actually opening a store! A grocery store!

Gotta take what you can get, and these days a grocery store opening is just the sort of chicken-dinner news we've been lacking in our diet.

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