Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Trader Joe's passing on Greensboro again?

In 2011, we reported that Trader Joe's was interested in Greensboro.  The fact is, they were/are only interested in one site, a currently residential site adjacent to Friendly Shopping Center, which is currently home to both a Whole Foods Market and Harris Teeter.  Today, the low price natural/organic/quirky retailer stated they are "no longer interested" in other sites in Greensboro.  To the dismay of many, this continues the roller coaster that Trader Joe's has put Greensboro through.

Trader Joe's has opened stores in Wilmington, Asheville and nearby Winston-Salem in recent years, so there's no reason that they couldn't open a Greensboro location.  We think this is just a bump in the road to Trader Joe's, and eventually they will come.   More from the Triad Business Journal.  In the meantime, Greensboro residents, keep driving to Winston-Salem and Chapel Hill for your Trader Joe's fix.

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Anonymous said...

Why do we have to settle for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market coming to Quaker Village, yet can't get a Trader Joe's to come anywhere in town! We have vacant space at the old Aaron's/Kroger on Market St, and the old Harris Teeter at Golden Gate. It's time for Trader Joe's to get their act together... Greensboro is waiting!

Bring Trader Joe's to Rock Hill said...

We're trying to bring a Trader Joe's to Rock Hill, SC. The rumour I've heard is that if you can get 10,000 likes on a fb page, TJ's will give your town consideration. We've started a page dedicated to that effort. It's been growing by leaps and bounds.