It’s happening: Trader Joe’s in Parker opens next week

Ribbon cutting will take place before doors open

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The highly anticipated Trader Joe’s grocery store in Parker has officially set its opening date as May 6, according to a news release from the organization.

The store, located in north Parker at 18374 Cottonwood Drive near Costco, will open its doors at 8 a.m. following a ribbon cutting.

The 9,600-square-foot store, which is the eighth in Colorado, will feature artwork showing mountain views and historic Parker buildings.

Trader Joe’s is a national chain based out of Los Angeles that offers unique foods and beverages such as cookie butter and olive oil popcorn. The store also has staples such as milk, bread and fruit. 

Earlier announcements from the organization said the store's hours will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily with closures on major holidays. The store will employ 80 people. 

The store has kept details on the opening date sparse as construction has progressed, with vague responses to questions about specifics from Colorado Community Media. 

Company leaders initially said the store could open in February at the earliest but when asked for updates, declined to do so. 

"Today we announced our Parker store will be opening soon,” said public relations manager Nakia Rodhe in a March 30 email. 

The long-awaited store will sell non-refrigerated beer but not any of its trademark affordable wine — sometimes called “Two-Buck Chuck” — because of its proximity to a liquor store. Its beer inventory will focus on Colorado and local beer selections, and some will rotate seasonally.

The store is still accepting applications at traderjoes.com/careers.

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