Well that’s it, it’s game over, man, there’ll be no Trader Joe’s near Noe and Market anytime soon. See the deets below, from the FaceBook page of District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener.
Now, for just a moment, forget about all the cars coming to your urban-type TJ’s – what about the trucks, baby? We’re talking BJ and the Bear-style 18-wheelers all over the place outside of our area Traders Joe, every night, mostly, starting at 9:00 PM. Mostly.
Could Market Street have handled this kind of moonlit tractor-trailer pas de trois every night? (Well, s’pose it doesn’t matter now.)
Some of the truckers actually back in to the TJ on Masonic. As seen in Mervyn’s Heights:
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All the deets:
“Trader Joe’s NOT coming into the Castro
by Scott Wiener on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 9:32pm
This morning, Trader Joe’s decided not to pursue a new location at Noe and Market Streets (the old Tower Records site). After two years of on-again-off-again consideration of the site, Trader Joe’s decided that the location was not going to work for its business model, one that is fairly reliant on automobile visits.
I’m disappointed about this outcome, because I do believe that Trader Joe’s would have added a great food option for the neighborhood. However, I respect Trader Joe’s decision and think highly of the company.
I will immediately begin working with the property owner to bring in one or more retailers that will add to the neighborhood. This is a priority for me.
On the bright side, Mollie Stone’s will be opening this coming Wednesday, March 9, at 9 a.m. on 18th Street. I hope to see you there.”
Chin up, Castro. Some day your prince will come.