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Raleigh Trader Joe's opening date

meatn3 Oct 15, 2009 09:19 PM

Sue Stock with the N & O mentions in her blog:


that this Trader Joe's will open 10/30!

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    Fu Dee Oct 16, 2009 01:51 PM

    As a California native, home to Trader Joe's for many years, I don't get the love for
    TJ's. Fresh Market here is much better. TJ's is cheaper, but so are most of the products.
    TJ's, seems to me, is the Food Lion of gourmet groceries.

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    1. re: Fu Dee
      meatn3 Oct 16, 2009 02:23 PM

      I see it as an apples to oranges equation...both offer different pluses for grocery options.

      Either way, I posted as a heads up for those who are interested. The store is about 6 months behind their initial planned opening, so the "when" has been of interest to many of us in Raleigh!

    2. Dkirk1 Oct 28, 2009 10:51 AM

      Do you know an exact address for the store? We often go to the Cary location when we visit Raleigh, and will be in town next weekend - so I'd love to go to the new store and not have to drive to Cary anymore!

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      1. re: Dkirk1
        cackalackie Oct 28, 2009 01:36 PM

        It is located on Wake Forest Road, just south of the I-440 Beltline, in the Holly Park Shopping Center.

        There is a traffic light at the entrance to the shopping center. If you are headed south off the beltline, it will be the first thing on your left.

        1. re: cackalackie
          Dkirk1 Oct 29, 2009 06:20 AM

          Great, thanks! I'll be stopping there next weekend! Wish they'd open up in our end of the state - at least in Jacksonville!

      2. meatn3 Nov 10, 2009 04:29 AM

        I went this past Sunday. It is still crowded, but the staff is well trained and the cashiers keep the lines moving quickly. The layout is has slightly wider aisles than the Cary location, so it doesn't get quite so jammed. The parking lot is a bit crazy and disjointed.

        I am really going to enjoy having this so handy!

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