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Trader Joe's in Charlotte, open yet?

ncpearl Apr 2, 2007 06:56 AM

Does anyone know if either of the proposed TJs in Charlotte are open yet? Or know of an opening date?

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  1. concordcourtney RE: ncpearl Apr 2, 2007 07:25 AM

    They're not open yet. Trader Joe's website just has them listed as 'coming soon' without any date. Seems like I heard from someone who heard that they weren't opening till 2008, but I may be confusing that with Whole Foods which is also 'coming soon'.

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      RonG RE: ncpearl Apr 2, 2007 02:59 PM

      I drove by the Rea Rd. location a few days ago, and it was still a work in progress. It's difficult to see inside because of the front cover. I recall the local media indicating it was opening sometime this Spring.

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        kathleen purvis RE: RonG Apr 9, 2007 07:04 AM

        Trader Joe's corporate office says both stores will open in the third or fourth quarter of 2007. 2008 is Whole Foods.

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        ob2s RE: ncpearl Apr 26, 2007 01:05 PM

        TJ's Charlotte North is next in the queue on the website. This is usually an indication of 'how soon'. Can anyone tell me where they think the N CLT location is, in terms of cross streets ? I have to live in a extended stay hotel in N CLT the next 3 months and want to stay near it. Thanks

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          artlee RE: ob2s Apr 26, 2007 03:17 PM

          The TJ North location is on Mallard Creek Church Road not quite to the intersection of Mallard Creek. Not too far from the Harris Teeter on that intersection on the same side of the road. I don't think the building is up yet.

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          artlee RE: ncpearl May 19, 2007 03:17 PM

          Looks like they are ready to pour the foundation. Can't wait!

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            artlee RE: ncpearl Aug 12, 2007 06:36 PM

            South Charlotte opening this Friday. The one in University area should be fairly soon -- maybe 2 months? Can't wait.

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              AnnandBailey RE: artlee Aug 12, 2007 07:27 PM

              I am so excited that these are opening!

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              Izzybee RE: ncpearl Aug 17, 2007 07:03 AM

              TJ's opens today (8/17) in Piper Glen.

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                artlee RE: Izzybee Aug 17, 2007 06:54 PM

                I was there a little after 5 today. What a crazy scene! 7 or 8 lines 20 deep, half way down each isle. You couldn't move. Nobody was angry, all excited about the opening. Heard many conversations with employees talking of favorite things they had done without since moving away from a TJ. I waited in line about 30 minutes with $45 worth of goodies I can't live without. Didn't have a shopping cart so didn't grab any $3 buck Chuck, but it was stacked high and flying out. The cashier told me the University Store was scheduled to open late December or early January.

                Welcome to Charlotte, TJ.

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