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Trader Joe's to open in Monmouth Co

Nothing about it on the TJ website,but i've heard that this is going to happen soon.Anyone else?

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Trader Joe's
725 River Road, Edgewater, NJ

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  1. heard rumors about TJ's opening on Manasquan Circle on Rt. 35 in Manasquan/Wall (Peddler's Village)... heard them almost year ago and keep hearing them...

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    1. re: aklein

      Oh, to dream, it would be so lovely... I've been passing Peddler's village everyday for the past 2 weeks to go to Silton Swim School. I would like it closer to me, though.

      1. The Asbury Park Press reported today that it will be in Shrewsbury, in the strip mall with Staples and Boston Market, across the street from Panera.

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        1. re: cantkick

          excellent news, as well as Fuji moving to another spot in the center, an underestimated sushi bar IMHO.. might make me forget about the Whole Foods in Middletown on my way from Southern Monmouth

          1. re: cantkick

            This is wonderful news. My wife and I drive 1.5 hours to Westfield just to go to Trader Joes. Having one in Mon County is going to be great.

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            Trader Joe's
            725 River Road, Edgewater, NJ

            1. re: J M S

              The only disappointment is that they wont have liquor sales.

              1. re: bgut1

                Oh no, was so hoping for a Trader Joe's with liquor. Well I got half my wish. Wonder how long before they will be opening? Works for me, as I am employed in Eatontown...

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                Trader Joe's
                725 River Road, Edgewater, NJ

                1. re: bgut1

                  That could change as the TJ that opened in West Windsor started without alcohol sales but recently added the department.
                  I assume they waited for a license to open up but not sure.
                  Maybe the same will happen to the site in Shrewsbury.

                  1. re: tom246

                    NJ law limits an entity to 2 distribution liquor licenses. Westfield & West Windsor make 2.

                    1. re: wizard2

                      Thanks, did not realize that was the law.

                      1. re: tom246

                        I went to the TJ's in West Windsor last year and was sort of dissappointed. Small store, very crowded, pretty expensive, limited selection.

                        Where's the Beef ?

                        1. re: scrappyone

                          Oh no, I love the one in Bethesda, prices seem good, but alas no alcohol in any around D.C.

                          1. re: Barbarella

                            Try the one in Old Town Alexandria. My parents used to live in the neighborhood and we'd always buy wine at TJ's: 612 North Saint Asaph Street.

                      2. re: wizard2

                        How is there like a dozen applebee's in NJ... don't they all serve liquor (I've never been in one, just the first example I could think of)?

                        1. re: white light

                          That's for grocery stores. There has been a lot of discussion and lobbying about that, as the NJ legislature has been considering a bill to lift the restriction.

                      3. re: tom246

                        There was an article in the Press yesterday. TJs opening in strip mall next to the Eastern Branch library...next door to Staples. It will not carry liquor. Which it probably could not have anyway since there is already a liquor store in that strip.

                        Supposed to be opened "before the end of the year"

                2. Now my wife is hearing from people in the neighborhood that Trader Joe's has changed plans and will not be opening a store in Shrewsbury as reported previously.

                  Also she tells me she checked the TJ webpage, and a Shrewsbury store is not listed as 'coming soon' (not sure if it ever was, but it's not there now).

                  Anyone know what's going on with this ? First it was rumored to be in Red Bank, then down near Wall/Manasquan circle, then Shrewsbury, and now this ! Is TJ's coming to Monmouth County or not ?

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                  Trader Joe's
                  725 River Road, Edgewater, NJ

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                    1. re: bakersma

                      When I passed by a few weeks ago, it looked like reconfiguration of the plaza had commenced. The following article from July has some info: http://www.redbankgreen.com/2010/07/t...

                    2. I know they are planning on redeveloping Peddler's Village in Wall (same co. did Brook 35). But most plans have stalled lately...so no TJ's there (boo). The TJ's is going to be in Shrewsbury, but not for a while. http://www.redbankgreen.com/2010/07/t...

                      1. Great! Now all we need is a Fairway! Please, Steve Jenkins, tell Howard Glickberg, Harold Seybert, and David Sneddon that Fairway would fly in Monmouth County. There's a perfect space on Rt. 79 in Marlboro, close to Rt. 18, that would be perfect for Fairway.

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                        1. re: tomwocat

                          I agree, Fairway is a great store. Would love one down here. From what I hear though it is no longer owned by Seybert and Sneddon. Glickberg still part owner and Jenkins still there, but an investing group owns them now.

                          1. re: charmel

                            Is there any update on whether TJ's is coming? I spoke to a employee of Staples (next door to the proposed location) and she said it was coming in November...

                            1. re: J M S

                              I emailed Trader Joe's. They replied with "no comment". They did say that new openings will be posted on their website: http://www.traderjoes.com/stores/comi...

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                              725 River Road, Edgewater, NJ

                              1. re: wizard2

                                They are still doing construction/renovation inside. To the best of my knowledge, they are still coming, according to a few other stores in the mall

                                  1. re: camel653

                                    I have a friend who owns a business in that strip mall. All the owners attended a meeting last week and TJ's IS coming to Shrewsbury but not until February.Darn was hoping alot sooner!!!

                                  2. re: wizard2

                                    I was in the Staples today and saw that they were doing major reconstruction. Guy told me that they are shifting around the store to give some of their space to Trader Joes. Said that it would take about two more weeks, and when they were done, construction would start on the TJ store! Looks like we'll have it by the end of the year.

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                                    Trader Joe's
                                    725 River Road, Edgewater, NJ

                                    1. re: donnalzs

                                      With all the vacant commercial real estate in Monmouth Cty you would think they wouldnt have to move stores around and do so much construction to create a suitable place.

                                      1. re: tom porc

                                        I understand the GO is in Feb 2011.

                                        1. re: HillJ

                                          Hi HIllJ - Where did you hear this info? I hope its true.

                                          1. re: J M S

                                            I read it in the APP last month.

                                        2. re: tom porc

                                          TJ's has an infamous marketing strat (if you want to call it that) for not announcing locations until the doors are officially opened. Westfield and Windsor experienced the same grand opening mystery.

                                  3. re: charmel

                                    Not nearly the flagship a Fairway would be but Top Tomato (finally) opened this weekend in Holmdel. Did anyone other than myself make their way thru the crazy crowded parking lot and store on Sunday? The number of cart holders really messed up the parking area. I was a bit disappointed by the produce quality. Anyone else get there?

                                    1. re: HillJ

                                      There is a thread for the Freehold store. I think most of us got the same reaction. The quality of their produce is very inconsistent.

                                      1. re: yCf

                                        which is why I didn't start a "new" thread...not worthy enuf. But boy the 1st weekend reaction to a new, long awaited food market opening, sure brings us out. I was hoping for so much more.

                                        1. re: HillJ

                                          Top Tomato actually opened up on Thursday and I went on Friday which was crowded but not over whelming. Have to agree with you in general the pricing is all over the place and so is the quality. If you pick and choose you can get a good deal but if not careful you may end up getting the short end of the stick.

                                          1. re: JerzeyShore

                                            it can't possibly be a worse store than that gawdawful a&p/superfresh there in holmdel. blech.

                                            1. re: Mr. Bingley

                                              I have to laugh Mr. Bingley...you mean having a fireplace inside your grocery store doesn't wow you? One of my least fav in the area.