Trader Joe's to open Bloomington store Oct. 5

The California-based small-format grocery chain will open its sixth Minnesota store this fall in Bloomington, the Business Journal reports. It will be located at Southdale 494 Shopping Center, located at Interstate 494 and France Avenue.
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The California-based small-format grocery chain will open its sixth Minnesota store this fall in Bloomington, the Business Journal reports. It will be located at Southdale 494 Shopping Center, located at Interstate 494 and France Avenue.

In June, a Minneapolis City Council Zoning and Planning committee rejected Trader Joe's request to open a grocery and liquor store in the Lyn-Lake neighborhood.

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