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!!!!"
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.