Trader Joe’s to Trader John’s: Oh No You Didn’t


File under saw it coming, but Trader Joes is suing Gristedes, the company that, it turns out, is behind the mysterious Trader Johns opening just three blocks away. Hilariously, the 51-page lawsuit quotes blog commenters who call the copycat locations former incarnation especially crappy and one of the filthiest of all the filthy, overpriced Gristedes. Heres the hilarious defense, from a spokesman: "John [Catsimatidis, owner of Gristedes] came up with the idea His name is John, and he has been in trade all his life. Come on, Johnny boy! Sell that, and whatever the hell youre stocking the shelves with, to the tourists! Then again, if Grays Papaya and Papaya King can peacefully coexist

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