by Sam Hieb
Looks like Trader Joe’s won’t be coming to Greensboro after all – not anytime soon, anyway.
“We are no longer interested in the proposed site in Greensboro, and we are not interested in any other sites in Greensboro at this time,” Trader Joe’s spokeswoman Alison Mochizuki wrote in an email. “Instead we are focusing our attention on sites in other cities around the country.”
Mochizuki did not immediately respond to a request for further information.
Question is whether or not the developer will continue to pursue the site at the corner of Friendly Avenue and Hobbs Road. As opponents have stated in recent LTEs, it’s not Trader Joe’s they’re opposing; it’s the development, no matter what goes there.
Update: Trader Joe’s spokesperson tells the N&R “we don’t get in the middle of political battles or discussions about zoning … we sell groceries.”