BY Jon Gold
Long-awaited, much-rumored, and deeply-desired.
TJ is coming to L’il Rhodie!
From the Projo:
Offbeat grocery-store chain Trader Joe’s will open its first Rhode Island supermarket on Bald Hill Road this fall.
Known for its Hawaiian-shirt-wearing employees, $3 bottles of wine and inexpensive, gourmet-style goods, Trader Joe’s has expanded rapidly in recent years.
The grocer now operates about 300 stores in 23 states and Washington, D.C., according to company spokeswoman Alison Mochizuki.
Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian added, “”It’s a win for us because it creates a reason for people to go to Route 2,” he said. “People do drive to Massachusetts for Trader Joe’s.” The last thing we want is for people to drive to Massachusetts, especially for peanut-butter stuffed pretzels and dried mango rings. No word on whether they’ll sell booze, so you may still need to trek to Framingham for your $3 Malbec.
May we at the Dose be the first to say: Aloha, TJ.