Trader Joe's to open third area store, in McCandless
North Hills shoppers can be content.
Trader Joe's, the eclectic grocery chain, on Friday confirmed plans to open a third Pittsburgh-area store, this time in McCandless, opening next year.
The 400-store national chain is a destination for avid shoppers who like its often hard to get, uniquely packaged food and prices.
The area's first Trader Joe's opened in 2006 in East Liberty, and the second opened in 2011 in Upper St. Clair.
The store will be located inside the McCandless Crossing development, at the intersection of McKnight Road and Duncan Avenue, and will be about 11,500 square feet.
McCandless Crossing's developer, AdVenture Development of Selma, N.C., said two weeks ago it received a letter of intent from the retailer.
Meanwhile, three other retailers have projects under construction at McCandless Crossing. They are Dick's Sporting Goods, with a 50,000 square foot store, and HomeGoods, with a 25,000 square foot store next to Dick's. Work has also started on a 12-screen, 45,000 square foot Cinemark theater, said AdVenture project manager Robert McGurk.
Trader Joe's was founded in 1958 by “Trader Joe” Coulombe as three small convenience stores in Pasadena, Calif. The chain has expanded to 35 states and the District of Columbia, and is owned by Germans Theo and Karl Albrecht, owners of the Aldi grocery chain.
John D. Oravecz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7882 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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