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May 7, 2007 08:34 PM

Trader Joe's in Oakland! (Lakeshore/College Ave.)

My loving chowhound girlfriend spotted the other day that the parking at the old Albertson's location on College Ave., north of the Rockridge station, is being sponsored by none other than Trader Joe's. Could this mean that one of my favorite food retailers will now be within a 15 minute walk from my house?

The TJ's site confirms it:

Coming Soon:
Charlotte, NC (North
)Charlotte, NC (South)
Chula Vista, CA
Oakland, CA (Lakeshore)
Oakland, CA (College)


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  1. yup, i can't wait. it should be open by summer according to my friend who works at the emeryville store.

    1. I've seen that sign at College for months. But I haven't seen any activity at all. Lakeshore, on the other had, has had a lot of activity. More than I would have thought...

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Hypothetical, maybe. But my husband and I have worked for TJ's cummulatively for 13+years, and I can tell you that they are not likely to announce it on their website unless it is a "done deal". Its always possible that things can change, but they hate to give people a deliberate reason to complain (people have an easy enough time thinking things up on their own).