Trader Joe’s Considers a New Store in New Jersey
FREEHOLD, NJ - Trader Joe’s is continuing its seemingly endless expansion with rumors of new stores throughout the country. Fans of the grocer have recently picked up on signs of a new store in Long Island, NY. Now, residents of Freehold, New Jersey, have also followed the clues and have found that all signs point to yes for a chance at their very own Trader Joe’s store.
“We are interested in bringing a Trader Joe’s store to Freehold, however, at this time we’re so early in the process that there’s not much information to share, including a timeline,” a spokesperson said to marketing agency NJ Advance Media, reported by nj.com. “I can tell you we would love to bring a store to Freehold and are taking the necessary steps to make it happen."
The retailer is notoriously tight-lipped about plans for new stores, even in communities with residents begging for a store in their region. However, in this particular city there are several indicators that suggest a new store is imminent. According to local news source Asbury Park Press, an unnamed grocer has filed a proposal to secure a former Walgreens location. There was no specific name on the application submitted to the Planning Board—the name was listed as “ABC Grocer’s.” However, local sleuths noticed that a design document displayed signage in the same style and font as traditional Trader Joe’s stores.
Is this truly a new Trader Joe’s store? Will the retailer ever confirm it? Keep reading AndNowUKnow.