Trader Joe's Learnings and Perspectives


Tonight  the Boise neighborhood started an open dialogue about the Trader Joes deal and weren't able to finish. This blog post serves as a forum for Boise Community Members to continue the conversation before the next General Meeting on March 10th.

The questions we posed to our members initially and during our meeting were as follows:

  • What do you think about the recent developments regarding Trader Joes?
  • What questions do you have about this project?
  • How has all the news made you feel?
  • Is there an underlying issue that Boise should take a stance on?

You may have specific opinions about The PDC, PAALF, Majestic, the subsidy, or you might have higher level comments about gentrification and affordable housing and that's O.K. to lay out here as long as we are being respectful to one another.

It seems that regardless of individual's specific opinions or things we think we may know, it has started a dialogue and that's a good thing for the health of our community.

Please use your names when you comment and if you commented during the meeting, maybe go ahead and sum up your comments here for others to see. I really enjoyed listening to all of you. Thank you for your time and involvement with BNA.


Caroline Dao (Board Chair)
Stephen Gomez (LUTC Chair)