I agree with Cris Rileys letter asking that a Trader Joes come to Durango rather than a Target store (Herald, Sept. 14). Durango needs a new choice not a box store similar to Walmart.
Our fine smaller stores do not need more competition either. Durango has a unique Main Avenue that attracts tourists and locals alike.
Trader Joes caters to busy, outdoor-type people who need quick, cheap, healthy meals. It would also provide interesting, new options not currently available. A Trader Joes would not be an eyesore in our beautiful landscape.
If Trader Joes is not feasible, at least lets encourage a Costco. It offers different choices than Walmart or Target, delicious store-brand products and good prices for businesses as well as families.