Trader Joe’s confirms new Providence store

Updated at 3:02 p.m.

A RENDERING OF THE PROPOSED mixed-use project for South Main Street which will include Trader Joe's as a first-floor tenant. /COURTESY I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION.

PROVIDENCE – Trader Joe’s lovers, rejoice.

The popular chain has at last revealed itself as the grocery store tenant anchoring the first floor of a new East Side development. The company on Wednesday posted on its website identifying the property at 425 S. Main St. as a future store, with a “coming soon” notice.

An opening date has not been set, but typically announcements about future stores are made a couple months prior to when they open, Nakia Rohde, a company spokesperson, said in an email.

Rumors have been swirling about Trader Joe’s being the unidentified grocer included in the mixed use-project on former I-195 land.

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TRADER JOE’S on Wednesday updated its website to show a new store opening in Providence as part of a mixed-use project on former I-195 land. /SCREENSHOT

At the time the property known as Parcel 6 was sold, development team D+P Real Estate and Truth Box Architects Inc. said  a nationally recognized grocery store operator” would occupy 13,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, but did not specify who the grocer would be. Jordan Durham, founder of D+P Real Estate, would not confirm the identity of grocery chain when asked by PBN in June, though he said the store would be open “later this year.”

The $26 million project also includes between 49 and 62 apartments as well as another  9,000 square feet of retail space, PBN has reported.

(Update: Comment from Trader Joe’s spokesperson Nakia Rohde added in 3rd paragraph)

Nancy Lavin is a PBN staff writer. You may reach her at Lavin@PBN.com.

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