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February 5, 2014

TRADER JOE’S ISN’T COOL ANYMORE BECAUSE IT’S SUCCESSFUL: Community Organizers Chase Trader Joe’s Out of Portlandia. Trader Joe’s decided to Go Galt, which was a shock to the shakers-down. “Hours after Trader Joe’s pulled out, PAALF leaders arrived at a previously scheduled press conference trying to process what just happened. The group re-issued demands that the now-cancelled development include affordable housing, mandated jobs based on race, and a small-business slush fund. Instead, the only demand being met is two fallow acres and a lot of anger from the people who actually live nearby.”