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May 3, 2011 07:38 AM

Trader Joe's in Dallas?

There's a report today over at D's Sidedish blog that we are getting a Trader Joe's in Dallas.
Wow! First, In-N-Out and now, Trader Joe's.
After that, all we'll need is California's weather.

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    1. BTW, according to the channel 5 news tonight, that new Trader Joe's is most likely going to take the former Borders Books space at Preston Royal S/E.

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      1. re: twinwillow

        Sorry, make that Border's at Preston Forest.

        1. re: twinwillow

          Which corner of Preston Forest would that be?

            1. re: twinwillow

              for clarity (whatever that may be), the former Borders space is in the southeastern quadrant of Preston Royal.

              1. re: pinotho

                Today's DMN indicated that Central Market won the bidding for that location.

                1. re: Veggo

                  Yes, I saw that.
                  I really hope Steven Doyle at D's Sidedish blog is correct in his (seemingly knowledgeable) prediction that Trader Joe's is going into the old Wholefoods space on lower Greenville Avenue. That would be the most convenient for me.

                  1. re: twinwillow

                    I would assume they would open a location towards downtown and another up north. Just like those uptown dwellers are not going to go up north, it's just to hard for me to make it more than once or twice a month downtown.

                    1. re: twinwillow

                      That would be super! Not only would it help with the area, but then I can just hop, skip, and jump over there :)

        2. OMG, you just made my day

          1. Here's the link for their announced to-be-opened-soon locations. No TX. I'd assume all of those will open first.


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            1. re: c oliver

              My guess is Texas is not on that list most likely because they haven't signed a lease yet.

              1. re: c oliver

                As of 5/3, "Califonia based chain is still shopping" for a <Dallas> location.

              2. I drove by the former Borders on Hulen at I30 today and that would be the perfect location for a TJ's here in Fort Worth. Right across the parking lot from World Market and adjacent to Central Market. I wonder if the folks from TJ's read the local Chowhound threads to really get a feel for the area.

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                1. re: Barbara76137

                  According to a couple of people at an Arizona Trader Joes, they think it might be between the end of this year and within a year.