We've waited, we've made the drive, we've settled for other stores similar to Trader Joe's and now we've had enough.

Fine, maybe I'm the only one that feels that way about the lack of a Trader Joe's in Rockford, but I can't be the only one that would like to see one come to town.

Truth is, Trader Joe's is growing at a pretty rapid pace and they are popping up all over the country. The question is, how long are we going to have to wait before one shows in Rockford?

Well, it might be forever, but there's something we could do to help push Trader Joe's toward the Forest City.

We could either stomp our feet, tweet them, or fill out a Location Request. Yes, Trader Joe's is totally OK with us telling them where a new store should open:

Recommend a location where you’d like to see a TJ’s. Please provide the City and State in the fields provided. Additional specifics (neighborhood, address, etc.) can be added in the comments field. There are no guarantees, but being wanted matters to us. Thank you for your recommendation.

Until we get a Trader Joe's in Rockford, the closest is in Algonquin, at 1800 South Randall Road.

Sweet Lenny is the brand manager of 97ZOK, Q98.5, and Operations Manager for Townsquare Media Rockford. Catch him afternoons 3 to 7 on 97ZOK. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram and like his page on Facebook.