Hill Country News

Serving Lakeway, Bee Cave, and nearby communities.

Trader Joe’s Coming to Austin

Trader Joe’s has more than 365 stores in 32 states, and soon there will be one right here in downtown Austin at 211 Seaholm Drive, very near Whole Foods. I wonder if the opening had anything to do with the online petition signed by almost 4,500 people to bring a Trader Joe’s here? I signed the petition, did you?

According to David Livingston, an analyst at DJL Research, a grocery consulting firm based in Wisconsin, the target demographic for Trader Joe’s is an “urban high-income resident” who enjoys the company’s house brands and specials like $2 bottles of wine.

We don’t have an opening date yet, and there isn’t any talk of more stores being built in and around Austin, but we can only hope that someday we’ll have one in the Bee Cave/Lakeway area. More info at statesman.com.

Check out discussion of Trader Joe’s.