Where Will Trader Joe’s Set Up Shop in Dallas?
Posted September 7th, 2011 | by The Update
Photo courtesy of The Dallas Observer.
Local foodies have been clamoring with excitement since we heard back in May that Trader Joes, a trendy SoCal-based specialty grocer, was set to open a store in Dallas by the end of this year. But the question still remains— which Dallas neighborhoods will they choose?
The Dallas Morning News reports that their initial rollout will include 10 stores throughout the metroplex. Rumor has it that they will be concentrating their stores in the north Dallas area;The Dallas Observer thinks Lake Highlands will be a prime spot for one of their locations and reports that the people there are passionately petitioning for Trader Joe’s to consider their town. The Star-Telegram notes that the company doesn’t saturate a market with stores and will probably have them spread wide throughout DFW’s more affluent neighborhoods. They also speculate that they might locate stores near Whole Foods or Central Market locations— a sharp business move since they attract the same sort of shopper but could lure them away from their competitors with lower prices.
The store is well-known for their private label foods at steep discounts, which has gained them a great number of devoted followers. They’re famous for their “Two-Buck Chuck,” an inexpensive yet very drinkable wine, as well as a wide range of affordable organic and natural foods.
It was only a year ago after their sister-store Aldi introduced itself to the metroplex that we were told not to expect a Trader Joe’s in Dallas. Thankfully the company has realized that Dallas is a wonderful location for setting up shop, and now their loyal fans have only to wait and find out where they’ll soon be able to buy their specialty goods.