Several residents have expressed an interest in seeing a Trader Joe's closer to home, but they may have to wait awhile.
According to the Trader Joe's website, stores feature employees in Hawaiian shirts and "innovative, hard-to-find, great-tasting foods." The website also says the the grocery store started as a small chain of stores in 1958.
The Trader Joe's closest to is located at 1679 Clarkson Rd. in Chesterfield. O'Fallon Patch reached out to store to see if there were any future plans of expanding to the St. Charles County-area.
A customer relations employee said this is not an immediate plan, but they will not rule it out for the future.
"Unfortunately, at this time we do not have any confirmed plans for a location in this area. However, we keep track of all the feedback we receive and have forwarded your suggestion to our Real Estate Department for future site consideration," said Nikki, of Trader Joe's Customer Relations Department, in an email on Tuesday.
You can contact Trader Joe's with location requests on their website.
O'Fallon Patch asked Facebook fans on Tuesday: Where they do you do most of your shopping? Would you be likely to check out a local Trader Joe's?
Jessica Strassner McMullen said: "I love Trader Joes! I used to live in Brentwood and had one less than 5 minutes from me. That was the main place I shopped. When I moved out to OFallon I had Trader Joes withdrawl! I just shop at local stores now. If im near a Joe's I'll stop."
Kimberly Signaigo Gillette: "Definitely! I always buy double when I go to TJ in the valley...if I had I one in my regular path I'd probably be there a few times a week!"
Allison Stephans O'Brien" "I mostly stick to the stores in O'Fallon. I go to Trader Joes in chesterfield once every couple months. I just don't have time to make the trip very often."
Kay Ferguson Jinks: "No I won't..there a bit to expensive for my blood."
Erin Tierney: "I would definitely be there weekly if they put one in O'Fallon!"
Becky Gleason Schwartz: "I shop schnucks, Walmart, arts produce. Yes I would shop trader Joe for sure! I won't travel any distance to shop trader joes but if one was in ofallon, is be there weekly!"
Lindsey Stipes: "Love Trader Joe's...would def. shop there more if it was closer!!"