Lubbock, if we work together as a community, we can accomplish anything -- including getting a Trader Joe's! Follow this link to request a location.

For those of you who haven't experienced the joy of Trader Joe's, let me explain: they have LEGIT house brands of food, tons of fun snacks from around the world and really low prices on a lot of items. They also pay their employees well. Here's a long Buzzfeed list if you need more reasons.

While there is no guarantee they'll open a store if we totally overload their page with requests, it certainly wouldn't hurt if a couple hundred of us sent one in. There's plenty of great local spots for a Trader Joe's...across from Texas Tech, The Hub, West End or maybe even in art district downtown.

So join me, friends, in requesting another great shopping option in our blossoming city. We make a great team!