Everybody day dreams every once in a while. It's human nature.
When the Emmaus Patch Facebook community was asked to day dream a bit about what business or service they'd like to see in the area, the sky really was the limit when it came to their responses.
Any business owner with the resources to bring a Trader Joe's-like enterprise into the Emmaus Patch area is likely to strike it rich, as Trader Joe's was requested by 6 of the 22 Facebook friends who responded to the question and said it would be a dream come true if such a store were opened.
Throw in the "likes" garnered by those comments, and Trader Joe's pulls in another 13 votes.
Trader Joe's is a speciality retail grocery store that traces its roots back to the 1950s and a chain of convenience stores known as Pronto Markets, according to the company web site. Today, there are Trader Joe's stores all across the country, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on the East Coast and California, Washington and Oregon on the West Coast.
The closest Trader Joe's store to Emmaus Patch is 26.49 miles away in North Wales, PA, according to the Trader Joe's web site.
The second-place vote-getter in the informal Emmaus Patch Facebook survey is potential Trader Joe's competitor, Whole Foods Market, which operates a chain of natural food supermarkets. There are Whole Foods Markets in Philadelphia.
Some of the other ideas on the Facebook wish list include:
- Dairy Queen
- Long John Silver
- Puerto Rican restaurant
- Cuban restaurant
- Cheesecake Factory
- Indoor pool for exercise
- Indoor bounce area
- Good spa
- Old-fashioned candy store
- Youth center
- Rooms to Go
- AC Moore, Michael's, JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby
OK all you would-be business owners out there, your homework is done. Get cracking!