All the New Trader Joe’s Locations Opening in 2020 (So Far)
Traveling a bit (say, an hour or so; true TJ’s fanatics may be willing to go even farther) to reach nearby Trader Joe’s locations is a bit of a family ritual. The journey to pick up some of the best Trader Joe’s food—like that divisive Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust—or a Trader Joe’s gift card can be a bonding opportunity. Anyone with a passion for Trader Joe’s products (and some budget-friendly grocery store shopping) will happily make the trip—and, since many people consider Trader Joe’s to be one of the best grocery stores, plenty do.
But wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to travel to indulge in some watermelon jerky and peanut butter blondies?
To make Trader Joe’s locations more accessible to all, the national grocery store chain is constantly adding new locations, and several planned openings for 2020 have already been announced. (A few have even already opened their doors—it seems like no store opens as quickly as new Trader Joe’s locations.) Trader Joe’s isn’t in all 50 states just yet—the chain is currently in 42 states, plus the District of Columbia—but it’s surely on its way to national domination. Until there’s a TJ’s on every block, we can all just make the most of Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel collection when we can get it.
See the current list of 2020 store openings below, and stay tuned for more location announcements. As with everything else, Trader Joe’s has had its ups and downs during the coronavirus crisis, but a few new locations have been announced in the last few months. As an essential service, Trader Joe’s stores have remained open, but it’s to be expected that new store openings will be slower this year. Trader Joe’s opened a whopping 21 new stores in 2019, but 2020 may mean a bit of a slowdown. Until a new Trader Joe’s location opens near you, the store finder can help you find any Trader Joe’s stores already in your state. New Trader Joe’s locations in 2020 1 Fort Wayne, Indiana As only the third Trader Joe’s in Indiana—and the first in Fort Wayne—this new location is sure to draw some buzz whenever it opens (hopefully sometime in the next few months). 2 Richmond, Virginia Virginia has more than a few stores already, but this location will be the first in Richmond. The opening date is TBD, but Richmond residents are likely to have access to a local Trader Joe’s shortly. 3 Freehold, New Jersey This is the second new Trader Joe’s location in New Jersey in 2020, announced in August and possibly set to open before the end of the year. 4 Milpitas, California Yet another California Trader Joe’s location, this store opening was announced in August 2020, though its opening date is TBD. (Fingers crossed it’s before the end of 2020!) 5 ASU, Arizona Arizona is already home to a handful of Trader Joe’s locations, but this latest one seems catered to the Arizona State University crowd. Located on University Ave. in Tempe, this isn’t the first Tempe location, but it is the closest to the heart of the college campus. The ASU location opened Friday, July 10. 6 Cherry Hill, New Jersey This store in New Jersey is just one of many recent openings in late 2019 and 2020. The official opening date was Thursday, July 30. 7 North Hollywood, California Trader Joe’s already has many, many California store locations—can you blame them? The grocery chain is headquartered in California, after all—and now a North Hollywood spot has joined the list. The new Trader Joe’s location opened Friday, June 26, despite the challenging national conditions caused by the coronavirus crisis. 8 New York (East Village), New York New York City’s Manhattan already had eight Trader Joe’s locations, and this latest addition makes nine locations on the island alone. (New York has TJ’s locations in 18 cities total.) Just two blocks from the heavily trafficked Union Square store, the new East Village Trader Joe’s is sure to be a popular one—and hopefully it will help ease congestion at the other locations in NYC. It opened January 6, 2020, making it the first new Trader Joe’s location of the new year.
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