Asheville is serious about wanting a Trader Joe’s. And according to a Greenville employee of the company, it’s a done deal.
I work in the Greenville store and I can only tell you this: start looking for the beer and wine permit notice to show up in your local newspaper. When you see TJ’s apply for a wine and beer license which must by law, be publicly posted in a local newspaper, then it will have the exact address. We are coming soon.
We want to come to an area that will easily service all of Buncombe and Henderson and north Transylvania counties. Linens and Things in Arden was a great location but it has been taken by Big Lots. Merrimon Ave. is too crowded already with so many grocery stores and Harris Teeter soon to open there. Listen, we need to be in a big easily accessible location – not in the city proper unless you don’t mind the HUGE influx of traffic everyday.
It is my understanding that a location has already been chosen but I am not being told where it is because I have a big mouth (I do).
Look for the beer and wine notice in the paper. We are coming soon.
Ashvegas will keep everyone posted as we learn more.