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).
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)