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Report: Trader Joe's calls off plans for long-rumored Excelsior store

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According to unnamed sources, Trader Joe's is no longer working on a deal to take over a vacant auto dealership in Excelsior, Minn., the Business Journal reports. The California-based specialty grocery chain had been in negotiations with a developer for months.

However, Trader Joe's could still expand its Twin Cities footprint with a new 14,000-square-foot store in Shoreview. The City Council recently approved an off-sale liquor license for the retailer and a planning commission is scheduled to review a construction proposal on Thursday, but no plans have been confirmed.

Trader Joe’s has seven other Minnesota locations, including Bloomington, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Rochester, St. Louis Park, St. Paul and Woodbury.

Plans for a Trader Joe's store in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis fell apart this summer after a City Council Zoning and Planning committee rejected the retailer’s request to open a grocery and liquor store.

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