Trader Joe's Is Open in Plano

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Traders Joe's opened its second location in North Texas with a new store in Plano.

    After opening a Fort Worth location in June, the California-based grocery chain opened the doors Friday morning on a 14,000 square foot store at 2400 Preston Road in Plano.

    Trader Joes Opens in Fort Worth

    [DFW] Trader Joes Opens in Fort Worth
    After months, or more, of waiting, Trader Joes fans are grocery shopping in Fort Worth. (Published Friday, Jun 15, 2012)

    The grand opening included a ceremonial lei cutting, and Caption (a.k.a. store manager) Don O'Connor handed out leis to customers as they entered the store.

    The inside of the store pays homage to the area with hand-painted murals of Heritage Farmstead Museum, Haggard Park, The Carpenter House and The Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

    Long Lines for Trader Joe's Opening Day

    [DFW] Long Lines for Trader Joe's Opening Day
    There were long lines and limited parking at the first Trader Joe's to open in North Texas along Hulen Street. (Published Friday, Jun 15, 2012)

    Up next, Trader Joe's opens another location on Lower Greenville in Dallas early next year.

    NBC 5's Catherine Ross contributed to this report.

    Trader Joe's Parking Woes

    [DFW] Trader Joe's Parking Woes
    Trader Joe's on South Hulen Street in Fort Worth may be too popular for its own parking lot. Nearby businesses are not thrilled with the specialty grocery store's popularity. (Published Monday, Jul 2, 2012)