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Trader Joe's expands cookie butter empire to Southlake Town Square

Trader Joe's expands cookie butter empire to Southlake Town Square

Rendering of Trader Joe's in Southlake
Trader Joe's has signed a lease to open a store at Southlake Town Square in 2014. Rendering courtesy of Trader Joe's

Spreading its cheap wine and cookie butter even further, Trader Joe's has plans to open a branch in Southlake in 2014. The grocer signed a lease at Southlake Town Square, at the northwest corner of Southlake Boulevard and Central Avenue.

This would be the fifth Trader Joe's in North Texas, following the initial branch that opened in Fort Worth in June; there's one in Plano and another that just opened on Lower Greenville in Dallas. A fourth location is going in at Walnut Hill Lane and Central Expressway.

TJ's will also open a branch in Katy, its fourth in the Houston area.

According to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, news of the Southlake branch was announced by Frank Bliss, Southlake Town Square's developer, at a neighborhood meeting on August 26. Bliss said Southlake Town Square is "ground zero" for Trader Joe's demographic.

Construction could begin as early as January, with an opening in October 2014, if plans are approved by the city. Trader Joe's will now petition the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council for review. Gosh, think they'll approve?