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Fort Smith leaders pushing for Trader Joe's to set up shop in the city

Fort Smith leaders say that they have the perfect place for Trader Joe's to set up shop in the city.
Credit: Trader Joe's

FORT SMITH, Ark. — City leaders in Fort Smith hope to get the community involved in bringing a Trader Joe's to the area. 

City Director Neal Martin told 5NEWS leaders discussed it in their strategic session meeting last week. And now they are asking people to go to Trader Joe's website and fill out a request to bring a store to Fort Smith. 

In the meeting, city leaders went as far as to say that they have the perfect place to set up shop at the old Best Buy building off Rogers Avenue. 

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