Thursday, December 29, 2011 , Updated 4:18 p.m., December 29, 2011
UPDATED: Trader Joe’s opening stores on Lower Greenville and in Plano
On Lower Greenville, in the old Arcadia Theater space.
Trader Joe's has announced two new locations for stores, including one in Dallas and one in Plano.
The Dallas store will open on Lower Greenville Avenue where the Arcadia Theater stood.
In Plano, the store will open in an old Kroger at Preston and Park, in the same shopping center as outdoorsy store REI.
Trader Joe's told the DMN that the Plano store will open in the spring, while the Dallas store will open in the fall.
The first store announced for the area was in Fort Worth at 2701 South Hulen Street, which will open in the spring, as well, along with a store in the Woodlands area of Houston.
Trader Joe's had been looking at the Knox-Henderson neighborhood, specifically the Ed Kellum Appliance space; but Ed Kellum merged with Starpower Home Entertainment Systems in September, and will remain open for now under the Kellum name.
Meanwhile, so much for that whole foodtruck park idea.
UPDATE: With the foodtruck park now confirmed as still happening, one of the big questions has involved parking, which Jon Hetzel of Madison Partners explained will not be a problem.
"We will be demolishing the building at 5631 Sears and expanding the existing parking lot at 5623 Sears," he said. "In addition, we will have two overflow parking lots. One is an existing parking lot at 5614 Sears and the other overflow lot will be at 5610 Bell (both approximately half a block off Greenville). Our total parking will be more than ample to handle the Trader Joe's as well as the Food Park."
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