This week, we can FINALLY tell you that Trader Joe’s is under construction directly beside where we’re developing the Springhill Suites by Marriott this year. This luxury, Marriott branded hotel will benefit from being in leisurely walking distance to Bonefish Grille, Texas Roadhouse, and now Trader Joe’s.
The Springhill investment offering comes out on July 6th, so check your email for it.
Here’s the text of today’s article on the new Trader Joe’s, from Central Penn Business Journal online:
Trader Joe’s is coming to the Lower Allen Common Shopping Center
By: Ioannis Pashakis June 28, 2021 1:53 pm
Trader Joe’s is coming to Central Pennsylvania.
The Lower Allen Township Development Authority confirmed last week that the Monrovia, California-based grocery chain will open a 12,500-square-foot store in Lower Allen Commons. The new Trader Joe’s, the ninth in Pennsylvania but the first in this region, will be at the site of the former Camp Hill Bon-Ton.
The store, off Route 15 at Lower Allen Drive, is expected to open early next year; construction is already underway.
The development authority bought the Bon-Ton parcel in 2019, with the intent to redevelop it, after the retailer filed for bankruptcy. Max Stoner, development authority chairman, said in a release: “We are glad to bring retail back to the site to strengthen our business community and create a bustling gateway for Lower Allen.”
Trader Joe’s has more than 500 stores in 42 states and the District of Columbia. Its other Pennsylvania locations, according to traderjoes.com, are in Ardmore, Jenkintown, Media, Wayne, Philadelphia, North Wales, Pittsburgh and State College.