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Oakland Trader Joes

I don't know if this has been posted yet, or if this is the right area. Drove by the old Albertsons on College in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland today. There is a liquor license application posted on a board in front of the parking lot in the name of TJs. For me, this is great news. I can walk to this store, I can alternate purchases with nearby Market Hall, this is a great addition to the neighborhood. Of course, parking will be a nightmare, but it always is at Trader Joes, Whole Foods and Berkeley Bowl.

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    1. There has been a spate of TJs activity in the Bay area recently. The Lakeshore /Oakland(Albertsons) TJs is almost ready to open, after about 4 months of preparation. The Walnut Creek (Albetsons) TJs was turned over in a matter of weeks. I hope this one is fairly quick, as this is already a grocery buliding/ zoning/ area, just need to clean it up and open the doors. The Berkely location has the makings of a saga.

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      1. re: oaktowngirl

        Wow! Nothing for all those months and now it's almost ready to open?! Re-wow! This is the end for me. I'll now weigh 500 lbs from eating the dark chocolate orange slices and the Semiprecious Stone Wheat Thins.

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          1. That is INCREDIBLE news, thanks so much for posting! I hoped and hoped that that old Albertsons would become a Trader Joe's, but I didn't think I would be that lucky.