By Grace Elkus /
December 05, 2017
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This is just the beginning.

While we’d travel further to shop at Trader Joe’s than pretty much any other grocery store, having one right around the corner is certainly preferred. And good news for anyone who doesn’t currently have that luxury: Trader Joe’s is opening at least four new stores in 2018.

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New York city dwellers, you’re in luck: the popular grocery store is opening its doors in SoHo at 233 Spring Street, and on the Upper West Side at 93rd and Columbus (670 Columbus Ave). Washington, D.C. will also receive another TJ’s in the Union Market District (1240 4th Street NE). Lastly, Minneapolis residents can expect a new store at 713 S. Washington Ave.

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Though those are the only four locations that Trader Joe’s has announced, we’re pretty confident there will be more to come. The company opened 14 new stores in 2017, most recently in Kirkland, Washington, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. In the meantime, you can request a Trader Joe’s in your city.

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Perhaps the best part about a new store opening in your city is the grand opening celebration that comes with it. This past year, all stores were treated to a 50th anniversary party complete with product tastings and giveaways. Here’s hoping they come up with something to celebrate in 2018.

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