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Pirate Joe's

We had to close our shop on W4th because the building (city) is being re-developed (into coffee shops and condos). We are re-opening on W10th soon. 

Pirate Joe's is an unaffiliated unauthorized re-seller of Trader Joe's products (we were sued, they lost, now they are appealing). We stock what we are asked to stock by Trader Joe's lovers who don't always have the time (or a car or a passport) to head south to Bellingham (the nearest Trader Joe's). We buy retail from Trader Joe's then import everything legally and add Canadian compliant ingredient and nutrition facts labels. We have to pay the rent and the help (and the label supplier) so prices are higher than at Trader Joe's. We have no set markup - every product we carry has different import and transport issues so we kinda just wing it until it seems fair to you and also makes business sense to us. If something seems overpriced, please tell us - we're sensitive about it. ;-)

 

 If you sign up here we will email you the day we start selling stuff. 

We found a fantastic space on West 10th just west of Alma - the same block as Rufus Drums, Folk Art and 4Cats.  The building was a wreck (you get what you pay for) so we are behind schedule. 

April 20,  4:20pm Update: 

We've added this gallery so you can follow along with our demise on 4th and rebirth on 10th. Rebuilding rotting walls, floors and a ceilings is just plain nasty. April has been rough. Early May will be better.