Lines formed hours before the doors opened this morning, but Denver has been waiting much longer for Trader Joe's, the famous West Coast grocery store chain, to arrive in Denver. And today, three stories opened simultaneously in the metro area -- one in Boulder, one in Greenwood Village, and one in central Denver. Our photographer Brandon Marshall was at the store at 790 Colorado Boulevard to take a look at the shelves and capture the start of a new era of grocery shopping in Denver; see his complete slide show here.
Keep reading for a taste of Trader Joe's.
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See the complete slide show of Trader Joe's here.
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