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Feb 25, 2012 06:20 PM

Trade Joe's opening in former Borders's location in Stamford??

Can anyone verify whether Trade Joe's is really opening in the former Border's in Stamford?

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  1. Wondering where you heard about this. Stamford is not on their website's "opening soon" list, and the building still has a for lease sign on it. The parking seems really inadequate for a food store. I was hoping for something more interesting in that location. We sure don't need more supermarkets, and personally I've never shared the love for Trader Joe's.

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    1. re: MommaJ

      I heard this from someone I know today, but couldn't find any evidence that this was true either. I guess I am just hopeful that something good will move in - it has been an eyesore for a long time.

    2. I've been hearing this for a few months but haven't seen anything that suggests it it true. There is a Facebook page that is promoting the idea:

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      1. re: cteats

        Not the answer I wanted to hear, but thanks for confirming the truth!

        1. re: catnapster

          This is great news! Thanks so much for sharing! It's sad to see the amount of empty retail space around here and while TJ's may increase traffic on High Ridge Rd., it will also save us from having to go to Darien for their goodies.

          1. re: Sherbro

            Agreed! I'm assuming/hoping that since they'll be tearing down the existing bldg and starting from scratch that they'll also reconfigure the entrance/exit from High Ridge, because what's there now will def not work for higher volume. But TJ's is definitely a welcome addition!

            1. re: catnapster

              Thanks for the heads up about the newspaper article.

              I don't think they're completely tearing down the building, but it does sound like they're improving the parking lot or access. From the article, they are "gutting the the building and putting in a new parking lot"

              I'm interpreting "gutting" as taking it down to the studs, and maybe reconfiguring the store entrance, but using the existing footprint. The building is about the right size for a TJ as it is. I agree with you completely about the need to fix the parking and access.

              1. re: SteveSCT

                SteveSCT, you're absolutely correct about the gutting vs. starting from scratch. Not sure how that idea came into my head!