Trader Joe’s Plans New Chicago Location

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.

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