Chicago — Trader Joe’s will open a new store in the Hyde Park Shopping Center, expanding the grocery options available for residents of the South Side of Chicago. It is the goal of Trader Joe’s to open the store in fall 2019.
“We recognize the importance of a grocery store in this location to the community, and we carefully selected Trader Joe’s based on a number of factors, including community input and timeline to opening,” says Angie Marks, associate vice president of real estate operations. “We look forward to working with Trader Joe’s to open its doors to the community later this year.”
Trader Joe’s will occupy a portion of the space formerly leased to Treasure Island Foods, which closed when the chain shut down in October 2018. The University of Chicago’s commercial real estate operations group continues to market the remaining square footage for complementary retail uses.
There are currently 21 Trader Joe’s stores across Illinois, five of which are within Chicago city limits.
Trader Joe’s is a chain of neighborhood grocery stores that began in 1967 in the Los Angeles area, and has since expanded to nearly 500 stores, in 41 states and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.traderjoes.com.
SOURCE: Trader Joe’s