Specialty grocery store chain Trader Joe’s plans to open its fourth Chicago location sometime next year.
The retailer will take over 14,700 square feet of the two-story, 40,000-square-foot building at Wabash Avenue and Roosevelt Road in Chicago’s South Loop area, Crain’s reported. The space was formerly occupied by a liquor store.
Currently, Trader Joe’s has three stores in Chicago and a total of 17 in Illinois. A company spokesperson declined to provide more details on the new store, saying only that it “will have the same offerings as other Trader Joe’s locations,” according to Crain’s.
Monrovia, Calif.-based Trader Joe’s is a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores with more than 350 locations in nine states: California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Illinois. About half the stores are in California, with the heaviest concentration in Southern California. The chain is owned by a family trust that also owns the German-based discount supermarket chain Aldi.