Trader Joe’s Coming To St Pete Area

trader_joes_2013ST. PETERSBURG — First Tampa. Now St. Petersburg.

After years of scouring the Tampa Bay area for sites, Trader Joe’s confirmed Wednesday that it will open a store on Fourth Street N at 28th Avenue N in St. Petersburg.

The specialty grocery chain said it has signed a lease for a new 12,500-square-foot store set to open late next year. The site is now home to the Ringside Cafe, Classy Closet, the 4th Street Boxing Club and other small businesses, which must move by year’s end.

The announcement comes less than three months after Trader Joe’s said it will open the region’s first store at 3808 W Swann Ave. in Tampa. Construction there is under way.

Source: Tampa Bay Times