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Trader Joe’s to the Alabama Bookstop?


Trader Joe’s is eyeing the old Alabama Theatre on Shepherd and West Alabama, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Earlier this year, the grocer said it planned to open stores in Houston and Dallas. Specific locations were not identified.

Weingarten Realty, which owns the property, would not comment. Neither would Trader Joe’s.

I showed this to Tiffany, and her reaction was “Well, THAT sure wouldn’t suck.” The commenters on that post seem to agree with her. This is little more than rumor, so I don’t know how much stock to put in it, but the location is an obvious fit for them, and the size is right. Parking may be a bit of an issue, but that strip center used to have a Whole Foods, and the BookStop and Cactus Records were high volume, too, so it ought to suffice. What do you think?

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  1. Diana says:

    That’s great! It’ll give Whole Foods some competition.

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