Get ready, North County: the Hawaiian shirts and laidback style of Trader Joeâ€™s are coming to your backyard.
Itâ€™s official: a new Trader Joeâ€™s will be opening at Vineyard Dr. and Hwy. 101 in Templeton, according to a spokesperson at the companyâ€™s Monrovia headquarters. Located at the southwest corner of the interchange, the popular gourmet grocery chainâ€™s new building has been designed with various â€œgreenâ€? features.
The announcement ends months of speculation about whether Trader Joeâ€™s would choose Paso Robles or Atascadero for its North County location. Both cities had been hoping to cash in on sales tax revenues from the specialty grocery.
According to Len Lewis, author of The Trader Joeâ€™s Adventure, Trader Joeâ€™s produces $1,300 in sales per square foot, twice the industry average.