Last week, Trader Joe’s confirmed that it was planning to build a store on Merrimon Avenue in north Asheville. The confirmation ended years of speculation, but that doesn’t mean the rumors have stopped.
The latest scuttlebutt: That Trader Joe’s is continuing to look at a south Asheville location. Could Trader Joe’s be planning to build TWO stores in Asheville?
The latest talk about south Asheville isn’t new. A couple of weeks ago, Ashvegas noted that an Asheville resident said Trader Joe’s was going to build on Long Shoals Road. Cynthia Sprau posted on the Bring Trader Joe’s to Asheville FB page the following:
Traders has bought some land down near Long Shoals. Met the commercial realtor that was part of the deal. Yea!
That information flies in the face of the TJ’s confirmation about Merrimon Avenue on the north end of town. But I’m hearing this now from different sources.