Trader Joe's Checks Out of the Castro

By Sajid Farooq
|  Tuesday, Mar 8, 2011  |  Updated 2:30 PM PDT
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Trader Joe's Checks Out of the Castro

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Trader Joe's isn't only a grocery store, it's another reason to be happy we live in California.

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Trader Joe's will not be moving into San Francisco's famed Castro district despite what the company said earlier.

Supervisor Scott Wiener said the mostly organic grocer decided that parking would be a major hinderance for them moving into a shopper center on Noe and Market streets, according to Grubstreet.

Trader Joe's had just said last month that it planned to push for the move before the San Francisco Planning Commission in April.

The grocer has been trying for two years to open an outpost at the old Radio Shack location in the historic San Francisco neighborhood.

Various hitches, including current tenants who do not want to leave and a lack of parking, have been roadblocks for the grocery entering the neighborhood.

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