A British Invasion Won't Keep Trader Joe's Out of the Castro

By Sajid Farooq
|  Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011  |  Updated 1:15 PM PDT
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A British Invasion Won't Keep Trader Joe's 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 is not giving up on the Castro yet.

The semi-organic 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.

But last week a representative for Trader Joe's visited a community meeting and announced the grocer would take its case before the planning commission in April, according to Grubstreet.

Meanwhile another grocer will be coming into the City. British supermarket Fresh & Easy is planning to open three markets in the City and go head-to-head with the likes of Trader Joe's and Whole Foods.

The store already has a battle cry ready: wholesome food, not a whole paycheck.

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