Boulder residents will soon have a new place to shop, as Trader Joe’s announced that it would be opening its new Twenty Ninth Street mall location in Boulder on Valentine’s Day (February 14th, 2014) . In addition, according to an article from the Boulder Daily Camera, the company is now hiring for its Boulder and Denver grocery stores.
Trader Joe’s began in the 1960s in California. Since then, the company has developed its own private label with products that contain no artificial colors, preservatives, MSG, GMOs, or trans fats. Beyond its food, the company states that it is committed to community. Each store has a donation coordinator, the company states on its website, who works with local foodbanks and soup kitchens to facilitate donations every day of the week. In 2010, Trader Joe’s donated more than 25 million pounds of food as well as 102,000 gift baskets for community sponsored events.
While some analysts worry that Trader Joe’s is entering a crowded field of grocery markets in the Boulder and Denver areas, others state that the Boulder store will not only draw customers from all over the region, but will also give a needed income boost to Twenty Ninth Street and additional sales tax revenue for the city.
Economic growth is the backbone of a city’s ability to thrive and to serve its residents. Housing Helpers welcomes the “new kid on the block,” Trader Joe’s. And if you’re looking to be a new kid on the block in Boulder, Denver or other areas around the region, give us a call. We’ve been helping individuals and families find homes in Boulder Colorado since 1987.