Trader Joe's to open in Hollywood, then maybe Montrose. But not downtown L.A.?
Communities around Southern California fight to lure Trader Joe's, the grocery store chain.
Some fail (downtown L.A. has been lobbying for years but still has not gotten one). But a new store in Hollywood is about to open, and Trader Joe's appears poised to come to Montrose as well.
Glendale is finalizing an agreement to lease city-owned property in Montrose to Trader Joe’s for a new store. Under the proposed lease agreement, which would require a City Council vote next week, the grocery chain would build a 14,670-square-foot single-story store at 2448-2468 Honolulu Ave.
The site at the corner of Honolulu and Orangedale avenues was previously home to a Ford dealership, but has been used as a public parking lot across from the Montrose branch library and fire station, according to the Glendale News-Press' Melanie Hicken.
Curbed L.A. reports that the long-awaited Trader Joe's will open Friday at 8 a.m. at corner of Selma Avenue and Vine Street.
One commenter on the website laments: Ok - I'm very bitter - can't even be nice about this.
How come Hollywood gets a TJ's and not Downtown? PLEASE TJ's - Come Downtown. I promise we will love you!"
-- Shelby Grad
Photo credit: Los Angeles Times