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St. Paul Trader Joe's

normativestructures Feb 17, 2009 08:24 AM

Anybody got a line on when the new St. Paul location will be open?

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    tex.s.toast RE: normativestructures Feb 17, 2009 08:28 AM

    at the woodbury store a few weeks ago all i could get out of the guy was "sometime later this year". after driving by a few days ago i want to say it cant be that far off -the buildings look pretty much up its just a question of when they get everything else ready - not soon enough is the best answer i can give.

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      jeanmt RE: normativestructures Feb 17, 2009 12:43 PM

      I keep asking the same question. I am dying for this place to open. A friend told me he'd heard June when he inquired at the Maple Grove location. Don't ask me who he'd asked or why that person would necessarily know. I agree, it looks like it's up.

      1. lammoreaux RE: normativestructures Feb 18, 2009 06:51 AM

        I asked a Trader Joe's Crew Member this weekend when the St Paul location will open and I was told June or July.

        : D

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          jeanmt RE: lammoreaux Feb 18, 2009 07:56 AM

          Okay so that means "in the fall." It was supposed to open in January originally, so I interpreted that to mean March or April. Urgh.

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            St Paul Susie RE: lammoreaux Feb 18, 2009 09:11 AM

            I heard June as well

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            sweetpig RE: normativestructures Feb 18, 2009 12:49 PM

            I initially heard March but now I am hearing June. It is right in my neighborhood and definitely doesn't look ready for March occupancy, IMO.

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              Brad Ballinger RE: normativestructures Apr 10, 2009 11:56 AM

              Drove by today. No work has been done in a while, and looks like there is a "for lease" sign in the window.


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                SuperClydesdale RE: Brad Ballinger Apr 12, 2009 05:17 PM


                I don't know your basis for "no work has been done in a while." I drive by a few mornings a weeks and I can tell you that work has been rapidly progressing on the new store. Lots of interior finish of late.


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                  Brad Ballinger RE: SuperClydesdale Apr 13, 2009 06:29 AM

                  Glad to hear it. I drive by frequently, and it just seemed to me that little had been done. But I've been wrong before and will be again.

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                tex.s.toast RE: normativestructures Apr 26, 2009 12:20 PM

                Signage has gone up - it cant be too long before there are shelves, and then products!

                anyone know if there is going to be a wine shop attached like the other two metro locations?

                1. The Chowhound Team RE: normativestructures May 1, 2009 10:22 AM

                  Pardon the interruption, folks, but please limit your discussions in this thread to those matters that are specific to the St. Paul Trader Joe's. General matters regarding TJ's ownership, products, buying power, etc. should be discussed on the Chains board. We've split off a part of the discussion to this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6163...

                  Thank you.

                  1. lammoreaux RE: normativestructures May 30, 2009 03:41 PM

                    The store is opening on June 26!

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