EL PASO, TEXAS - It's the West Texas city that Whole Foods
forgot, though the chain started up in Austin.
Trader Joe's also has snubbed this blue-collar, poverty-socked metropolis with
its majority Mexican-American population. Even All the Pretty Horses author
Cormac McCarthy, a long-time citizen, has gone up the road to the fashionable
environs of Santa Fe, New Mexico.