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Update: Yep, Trader Joe’s is set to open that Meridian location

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In April, BoiseDev broke news that Trader Joe’s planned a location in the former Rosauers on Eagle Rd.

The reporting was based upon several quiet whispers – and one single permit with the City of Meridian, obtained via public record request.

Now, there’s a flood of permits.

  • Idaho Electric Signs applied for a Trader Joe’s sign on the building over the entrance.
  • TML Service Experts applied to install HVAC in the building for Trader Joe’s.
  • Buss Mechanical applied to install a vacuum system for Trader Joe’s. It also applied to do plumbing work for… Trader Joe’s.
  • RME Inc. applied to install electrical connections for Trader Joe’s.
  • Thrope Fire Sprinkler Services applied to install fire sprinklers for (say it with me now) Trader Joe’s!

Beyond that – there’s a permit to build-out the grocery store itself.

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The future Trader Joe’s will take up a 16,744 square foot portion of the old Rosauers store – described as a “retail grocery store that sells prepackaged food items,” according to a permit for the buildout. The other two-thirds of the space will be leased to other tenants.

Trader Joe’s is famously tight-lipped about future locations – and has not yet made a formal announcement.

This will bring the number of locations for the discount grocer in the area to two – including a Downtown Boise location at the corner of Capitol Blvd. and Front St. that opened in 2014.

No date for an opening set yet – construction on the building is well underway. The retailer does not currently have any jobs posted in the State of Idaho.

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