Specialty grocer Trader Joe’s plans a 2015 opening for a new store in San Diego’s Pacific Highlands Ranch neighborhood.
The Monrovia-based retailer has a signed a lease to open an approximately 13,000-square-foot store at 13480 Highlands Place, inside the The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. The mixed-use project, being developed by La Jolla-based Coast Income Properties Inc., is currently under construction.
A Trader Joe’s spokeswoman said a more exact timeframe for the store opening will be announced at a later date. The retailer operates more than 400 stores in 40 states, including 13 current locations in San Diego County.
The tropical-themed stores sell an array of domestic and imported foods and beverages, including coffees, international frozen entrees, fresh-baked artisan breads, deli items and grocery staples.
Trader Joe’s officials said the Pacific Highlands Ranch store will feature a “festive décor” mixing the retailer’s traditional elements – such as cedar-covered walls and Hawaiian motifs – with local elements including art depicting the neighborhood.