FTC Seeks Public Comments on Trustee's Proposal to Divest One Store under Whole Foods Market Inc. Divestiture Order, Docket No. 9324, FTC File No. 071 0114' #547213-00012

Submission Number:
547213-00012
Commenter:
Deborah Gallagher
State:
ME
Initiative Name:
FTC Seeks Public Comments on Trustee's Proposal to Divest One Store under Whole Foods Market Inc. Divestiture Order, Docket No. 9324, FTC File No. 071 0114'

As a former customer of Wild Oats, the empty building has saddened me these few years. I relished the choices and the competitive pricing. A Trader Joe's store would make an excellent addition to my shopping options as well as revitalize that corner, which has experienced the loss of a busy video store. Too many vacant storefronts effect the business and shopping mindsets of Portlanders. Trader Joe's is a familiar name that visitors from out of state would recognize, be drawn to, and patronize. Obviously, the new jobs would be most welcome. I hope the Commission's General Counsel will consider that my comments are consistent with the public interest. Thank you.