Thousands of requests for an Arkansas-based Trader Joe’s poured in earlier this year, while the retailer teased that it would open its first Little Rock location later in 2019. It appears that the rumors that swirled in May of this year proved correct. The city will now be home to the specialty supermarket’s newest store.
As official tenants at the former Toys "R" Us storefront, this marks the specialty grocer’s first foray into The Natural State.
Arkansas Business reported that a building permit issued on Monday confirmed the long-awaited arrival of Trader Joe’s in the Little Rock area. Although we have yet to know what the new store will look like, the building permit included plans for a new HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, electrical, and general grocery store fixtures, all of which are valued at $1 million.
Is Trader Joe’s about to hop into more new territory? Deli Market News will report the latest as it comes in.