Pittsburgh to get Trader Joe's!
Well I’m all atwitter—this just in from a tiny item tucked into the inside of the business section of today’s Pittsburgh Post Gazette: “Trader Joe’s, an upscale private label organic and gourmet grocery store, will be opening a store in Pittsburgh this year, most likely in the fall, spokeswoman Alison Mochizuki confirmed yesterday. She could not confirm a store location. Langholz Wilson Ellis has been looking for local sites for the grocer, known for its ‘Two-Buck Chuck’ wine and reasonably priced fresh and frozen foods.”
Of course, with Pennsylvania’s arcane liquor licensing laws, TJ’s won’t be able to sell those ‘Two Buck Chuck’ wines here, but I don’t drink so I’m thrilled anyway. I know you hate them, Leland, but you have to admit that they will add some excitement to the Pittsburgh grocery scene!