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Trader Joe’s sets West Side Olympia date
“Neighborhood grocery store chain Trader Joes is scheduled to open its new Olympia store Aug. 21…

Monrovia, Calif.-based Trader Joes announced a plan this year to open a store at 1530 Black Lake Blvd. S.W., first saying it would open in the fall, followed by an opening toward summers end and now Aug. 21, spokeswoman Alison Mochizuki said this week.

The stores grand opening likely will include live music and a ribbon-cutting ceremony, although those details are still being determined, she said.

Meanwhile, work continues on transforming a 12,500-square-foot building into a Trader Joes, a location that used to be home to The Good Guys, an electronics retailer that closed in 2005.

Inside, workers are hand-painting murals to reflect the community, she said. The new Trader Joes store also is next to the bookseller Barnes & Noble Booksellers,” quoting The Olympian.

Yelm Community Blog readers first heard of an area Trader Joe’s potential in June, 2008.

And an Olympia store coming was posted here on February 25, 2009.

Posted by Steve on August 2, 2009 at 4:40 am | Permalink

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