Thursday, January 9, 2014

Trader Joe's at Rivergate? Nope, sorry

Rivergate Shopping Center in Steele Creek is expanding, and a reader emailed me Wednesday to check out a rumor: That a new Trader Joe's would be a tenant.

Turns out that rumor isn't true, according to John Dosser of Childress Klein Properties, the developer expanding Rivergate. "I can confirm that Trader Joe's is not a tenant we are currently working with," Dosser said via email.

Childress Klein announced the expansion in November. The Shops at Rivergate South, as its known, will be 150,000 square feet, on 22 acres adjacent to Rivergate. Anchor tenants include HomeGoods, Michaels and Ulta Beauty. The expansion is slated to open in late summer.

There are three Trader Joe's stores in Charlotte (map), one each in the city's north, south and near uptown. Where do you think Trader Joe's should build more stores?


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3 comments:

Corey Ballou said...

I believe that Rivergate would've made a perfect location for Trader Joes. There's no comparable health food markets nearby and they'd fill a giant void. My wife and I used to do most of our shopping at Trader Joes when we were up in the University City area and were disappointed when we moved to the Southwest side and there was none to be found nearby.

Una Thomson said...

Trader Joe's should open a store in the Lake Norman area - Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson. This would be a GREAT market for them.

Unknown said...

Given the current layout of 3 evenly spaced, easy to reach stores in a line from North to South, almost similar to Earthfare, I doubt they will do it, but it would be nice to see a store in Lake Wylie/Tega Cay/Colver area, Fort Mill, or Belmont.