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We'll have to wait a bit longer for Trader Joe's to make its official Downtown debut. Despite multiple rumors that the Cali-based speciality grocery chain was eyeing a location in the thriving 'hood, we have yet to see a glimmer of hope—until now. Downtown News reports that in fall 2017, USC will score its very own TJ, located inside the university's massive new mixed-user USC Village. South LA isn't exactly Central City, but we'll take it.
Given that USC Village is being called "the largest mixed-use project in South LA history," the 15-acre development will easily accommodate the 12,700-square-foot Trader Joe's that's in the process of being built. "We are excited to be part of USC Village and look forward to being a positive addition for the neighborhood for years to come," TJ spokeswoman Alison Mochizuki tells the local read.
Don't drown in your organic grocery-yearning sorrows just yet, Downtowners. Let's not forget about that 42,000-square-foot Whole Foods headed to 8th and Grand next year.
· Trader Joe's Coming to USC Village [LADN]
· Finally: Trader Joe's Could Be Eyeing a DTLA Location [Racked]
· USC Starts Work on Huge New Mixed-Use Addition to Campus [Curbed]