Trader Joe’s coming to replace Ace Hardware
February 5, 2013
By Caleb Heeringa
New: Feb. 5, 2:27 p.m.
Sammamish may soon have its own Trader Joe’s.
According to an application for building permits submitted to the city, Trader Joe’s will move into the space in Sammamish Highlands Shopping Center soon to be vacated by Ace Hardware.
Representatives at Trader Joe’s corporate office and Regency Centers, which manages the shopping center, declined to comment on the new store or say when it will open. Last year Regency gave Ace a yearlong extension on its lease while it searched for a new location in Sammamish, but two proposed locations failed to materialize. Ace’s lease extension runs out in August.
Trader Joe’s is a chain of specialty grocery store that offers a range of gourmet and organic foods. The company currently has 395 stores, with the highest concentration in California. Both Issaquah and Redmond have Trader Joe’s stores.