Trader Joe's

Update:  Salem Trader Joe's is now open at 4450 Commercial St SE
Update: 9:17pm
This is Salem Man;
That sign is real. The good news is that it's a building that is already built so I can't imagine it will take long for this thing to open. Can we get those Extreme Makeover folks to come by and set up this TJ's in a week? If you are as excited as I am, you can go to the TJ's website and sign up for their Fearless Flyer newsletter. Here's the link. I am especially happy tonight because this is the exact location that I mentioned a few years ago as the ideal location for this thing. Take a look at this old post and this one. Yes, I won at least one bet on that storefront. So how long will the line be on opening day? One more thing, on the "Put Trader Joe's in Salem Oregon" Facebook page, Lisa Stockburger Snively called it first on Sept 6th when she said;
"Is this true??? Trader Joe's is coming to Salem -- location, the long-vacant Albertson's on south Commercial, next to Rite Aid and close to WinCo. Should take about a year for the remodel. Let's hope it's really true this time!!!!"


Breaking news!!
Yes, it's true!
No signage mistake this time!
Thanks to a very reliable source, we've just learned that Salem, Oregon is going to have a Trader Joe's . . . in south Salem where the empty Albertson's building now stands.



25 comments:

Anonymous said...

you wouldn't tease us like that would you?

Anonymous said...

I so hope this is true! Even better than Keizer Station for those of us who live out south.

The Mulligan Family said...

Oh My Gosh! Here we go again. Please let it be true... Please let it be true... Please let it be true. (do you think if I say it enough times it will happen?)

Anonymous said...

There are two kinds of people - those who feel they've arrived already just because they can see the airport out the plane window, and those who know it's not over until the wheels are on the ground. I'm the second type and so refuse to celebrate prematurely, but if we can get a TJ's and a Burgerville in this town we'll be set for life.

Esther K said...

So excited! Can't wait! Kalbi Ribs in the frozen section, here we come!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, as someone who lives 22 miles east of salem. this is a much better location than Keizer station.. thank you!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad it's not near Life Source. I like the Vista Roth's and Life Source, and I'd hate for business to decline because of TJ. These three grocers are quite different and hopefully will all do fine.

G*J said...

yay!

tracylee said...

Woo hooo! I used to shop at Albertson's when they were there and would love to see the building in use again. And TJs would be perfect!

Anonymous said...

Also, I can think of at least two wine stores on south commercial that hopefully are not hurt by TJ.

Let's continue to support local shops as well as TJ.

Jared said...

I read this and thought huh..... another over rated chain store.... I have Capitol Market, Roth's, and various other more local options that fit the bill fine. Not sure why this is such a huge deal....

Anonymous said...

YAY! I hope it's true! A Trader Joe's right down the street would be very nice!

Anonymous said...

Bummer for West Salem folk...too far to drive.

Anonymous said...

sweet mama! I've been on holiday for 2 months and this is incredible news to come home to. i'm so excited! my darling mother in law and I have been wishing and hoping for a TJ's and this awesome news was the first thing she told me about when we got back.

I've already started my list:

almond butter
turkey bacon
handmade tortillas
brown rice noodles
gluten free brownie mix
2 BUCK CHUCK! (now it's 3 bucks)
the entire frozen foods section!

Bryan said...

Almond butter at Costco
Who needs turkey bacon?
El Torito has great tortillas

Pam said...

HOT DIGGEDY!!
Whoopee!!!!!

And now, to paraphrase the movie Goodfellas:

Sorry it took so long.That skinny guard's a pain in the butt.

What'd you bring?

Some bread.

I got peppers and onions.

Salami, prosciutto, a lot of cheese.

What else?

Red wine.

Now we can eat.

Vegan's Nightmare said...

It's official. Scheduled to open in 2011.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/38497622/Trader-Joe-s-Press-Release

Anonymous said...

Trader who?

Anonymous said...

THE CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN!

I was on my way to drop off some donations at Good Will and when I drove by wrecking crews were taking down the front of the building.

This is too awesome!

Salem Man said...

I've heard that it may open in March. How about a Trader Joes pot luck when it opens?

'laina said...

TJ Potluck = fun idea!

KandN said...

Just heard (from someone who asked at Lake Oswego store) our TJ's is slated to open in July.

tracylee said...

I was a bit worried when I went by yesterday and the "Coming Soon" sign was down, but I figured they were just working on the facade.

KandN said...

Are there some big challenges with that building? The Corvallis TJ's went up so fast.

Anonymous said...

They announced that the opening date will be at 8 a.m. Friday June 17.