Trader Joe’s has at last confirmed the second and third of the 3 stores that’ll constitute the idiosyncratic grocer’s Houston invasion. If you’ve been following Swamplot, you already know about these locations: In addition to the already announced shopping-center add-on in The Woodlands (recent construction photo at top), there’s another to be constructed in suburban-style big-corniced splendor (midde photo, above) on Voss just north of San Felipe. And yes — the company is now ready to admit — one in the just-decimated hollows of the once-grand Alabama Theater, last known as the Alabama Bookstop bookstore (bottom photo above).
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That gutted theater location at 2922 S. Shepherd will be the biggest of the 3, at 14,500 sq. ft., and the only store to have entrances on 2 sides. The Memorial location at 1440 S. Voss will measure 14,000 sq. ft. The Woodlands Crossing Shopping Center store at 10868 Kuykendahl will be 500 sq. ft. smaller than that. All 3 stores are expected to open before the end of the year.
- Trader Joe’s confirms two new Houston-area stores [Prime Property]
- Alabama Theater coverage [Swamplot]
- Previously on Swamplot: Pix of Trader Joe’s Lonely Voss and San Felipe Landing Site, Trader Joe’s Trying on Woodlands Shopping Center Packaging, Trader Joe’s at the Alabama Theater: New Sign in Front, Cheese in Back
Images: Swamplot inbox (Woodlands), Trader Joe’s (Voss), and Weingarten Realty (Alabama Theater)