Construction begins at future site of Trader Joe's in Denver; store to open by year's end

Boulder location delayed

DENVER - Construction has begun at the future site of Trader Joe’s in Denver, which is expected to open by the end of the year.

The new 14,000-square-foot grocery store will be located on the southeast corner of Colorado Blvd. and E 8th Ave. A 3,740-square-foot separate wine shop will be adjacent to the grocery store.

The Denver store "will feature a festive decor that mixes traditional Trader Joe's elements such as cedar covered walls and Hawaiian motifs, combined with a local flair that includes art celebrating the neighborhood," according to an announcement from Trader Joe's.

The Monrovia, Calif.-based grocery store chain announced its intent to open locations in Denver and Boulder in 2012.

The land for the Denver location was previously owned by Denver hotel developer Charlie Biederman, who had planned to use the site for a hotel development in 2007, the Denver Business Journal reported.

Plans to open the Boulder store, which will be located at 1906 28th St., were delayed because the owners of the Applebee’s restaurant that is currently at that location wanted to stay until their lease expired in late 2012.

Work has not yet begun at the Boulder location.

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