Trader Joe's today announced plans to host a grand opening at its new Montrose store Oct. 28.
The long-awaited specialty grocer at 2462 Honolulu Ave. will kick off the day-long celebration at 8 a.m. with live music, raffles and more.
At roughly 13,300 square feet, the store is expected to generate a much needed shot in the arm for the Montrose Shopping Park, where mom-and-pop shops have taken a beating amid the recession.
The store will feature the cedar-covered walls and Hawaiian inspired design elements that Trader Joe's are known for, an addition to hand-painted murals that pay homage to the vintage Montrose Clock and other local streetscapes, according to the announcement.
-- Jason Wells, Times Community News