Is Trader Joe's coming to Boulder's 29th Street?
They better widen Highway 36.
Trader Joe's could possibly, maybe, potentially be coming, finally, to Colorado -- but in Boulder, rather than Denver or its suburbs, according to a story this afternoon in the Daily Camera. Here's a piece of it:
"A source close to the situation said the California grocer is "most likely" coming to Boulder's Twenty Ninth Street," the paper reports. "The grocer filed documents on Monday registering the business name with the Colorado Secretary of State."
"According to state records, the grocer expects to begin 'transacting business or conducting activities' in Colorado as of April 1," the paper continues. "Trader Joe's spokeswoman Alison Mochizuki declined today to comment about the filing...JT Fulton, Twenty Ninth Street's property manager, also declined to comment."
The market, a California phenomenon that has since expanded to most of the rest of the country -- except for Colorado -- combines unusual and organic groceries branded under its own name with low prices, a Whole Foods sensibility and wine.
It has engendered cult-like followers nationwide and is constantly atop the list of businesses that Coloradoans would most like to see here. The nearest locations are currently in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Rumor about the chain's arrival -- and the reasons why it hasn't yet come -- have run rampant for years.
There are even several Facebook pages dedicated to convincing the company to put a location here.
Here's a peek at the paperwork that Trader Joe's filed with the Secretary of State.