As if the election weren’t divisive enough, in just over a week—when Trader Joe’s opens in Green Hills—you’re going to have to choose up sides at the grocery store, too. Are you a Whole Foods 365-brand green-bagger? A Kroger Cost Cutter? Or a Trader Joe’s true believer, worshipping at the private-labeled feet of Trader Darwin, Trader José and Trader Giotto, the kitschy grocer’s cheery nameplates?
Trader Joe’s will start wholesale campaigning for your retail love at 9 a.m. Nov. 7, when the 50-year-old happy Hawaiian-themed grocer opens its first Tennessee store, in the former Wild Oats. Customers who get in line before 8:30 a.m. will receive goodie bags and a chance to cut the ceremonial lei.
Located at 3909 Hillsboro Pike (phone: 297-6560), Trader Joe's will be open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
As always, if you get there before we do, please report back on Bites.