2007-05-18 20:47:40   One of my coworkers was saying today that they're putting in a Trader Joes at the upcoming Target/Costco shopping center at the intersection of Rd 102/I-5 in Woodland. I tried to find details about it online but was unsuccessful. Could be he's wrong, but I thought I'd mention it anyway. —AlexPomeranz

2007-09-09 17:06:03   I love Trader Joe's. I'm tired of having to ride my motorcycle 18 miles just to go to the one in SAC. At least they don't treat their workers like slaves. —DavidHolcomb

2008-08-28 23:38:02   Another thing about TJ's that hasn't been noted is the fact that you can get basic stuff here for great prices. For example, the prices of butter, eggs, and cream at Trader Joes are almost half of what they are at Safeway. The same can be said of nuts and cheese. I can't wait until this comes in. —ascapoccia

2008-09-10 09:43:01   To request a Trader Joe's in Davis, go to: http://traderjoes.com/contact_us_selection.htmlGrenouilleD

2008-09-19 23:06:56   Shame I'm going to be gone when they finally open in Davis. I'd love to see someone give the Coop a run for its money. —SMCareBare

2008-12-12 21:09:08   I am allergic to soy and Trader Joe's is the only place I can find prepared, high quality, organic, fair trade foods that I can eat and afford. I don't believe that the Co-op will be threatened by TJ's any more than it's threatened by Safeway, etc.


2009-03-02 21:10:47   So, are they still planning on building it? When will it open? I live RIGHT next to U mall, I wish it was there! I want TJ's!!!! —Jaclyn

2009-07-27 02:24:42   I hear that it will be a Forever 21 taking over the space in the University Mall. I hope it is the Forever 21, a person I know who works at the Forever 21 in Arden Mall has said that she is pretty certain that we are getting a Forever 21 store in Davis. It will carry both the women's and men's line of clothing. YAY! —ThUn

  • Sorry to burst your bubble, and I may be wrong, but I hear from one of the vendors in the Mall that the lease for Forever 21 was rejected by the owners of the Mall for various reasons, including rent and whether it was the best use of the space. —condemned2bfree
  • The original bid was rejected late June, but the U-Mall owners were still negotiating with Forever 21 as well as with other unnamed potential tenants, as reported in the Enterprise. The Enterprise speculated that they could also be talking with Trader Joe's, but I don't think there was any evidence to support that other than hearsay, because the owners did not say who they were talking to. There hasn't really been any other news since then. —jsogul
    • So it looks like we'll be getting a Forever 21 after all. Just hope they will carry the men's line of clothing too so that it remains diverse and useful to all of the community. —ThUn

2010-05-25 01:02:53   I'm rather disappointed that they chose to construct this new building with cinderblock. I hope they put stucco on the exterior. —jsogul

2010-05-28 17:03:17   It's about time. TJs is wonderful! I can't wait! —LizzyT

2010-06-01 20:31:59   It isn't as simple as just moving into the Gottschalk's space. I once worked at a new grocery store that had taken over an existing retail location. The amount of money spent on remodeling the place was enormous. They had to rebuild the entire back half of the store, leaving only the exterior walls standing. They had to add a walk-in freezer, a number of stainless sinks and counters (per OSHA requirements), and the electrical capacity to handle the milk fridges, produce section, etc. It was a huge pain in the ass, and the building still wasn't ideal after all the remodeling was finished. Maybe Trader Joe's just decided it would be easier to build an entirely new building which would have the exact layout and facilities they wanted. —twblalock

  • Agreed, re-using a department store space for specialty groceries isn't simple. I will assert one more time that the biggest reason for a free-standing building is that this is what they wanted. They're a giant chain, they adapt to the location into which they expand, but they don't adapt that much because that takes both time and money. TJ's thrive on visibility and traffic: there's not much else driving foot traffic past the former Gottschalk's space, and you don't see it every time you drive by. QED, IMO. —DougWalter

2010-06-29 11:40:55   Can't wait for a walking distance Trader's Joe! Though the building is quite ugly as of now - hopefully they put in some windows! —LeeY

2010-09-02 09:09:39   Went by last night and it looks like it is close to being finished. Anyone know if there is a grand opening date yet? —BigGuy

2010-09-02 10:19:55   I'm really impressed by the speed at which this building is being built. Seems like the exterior is done and they are now working on the interior. I'd estimate that it'll open by the start of the quarter, just in time for freshmen-toting families! —blastoff

2010-09-15 13:55:49   Does anyone know when they start hiring...or if they have already and where to apply? —pixiegal3

2010-09-15 17:17:02   Super pumped that TJ's is coming to Davis. It's about time! —103

2010-10-05 09:25:26   TJs is opening in Davis on October 29 - according to the manager of the Roseville store. —JonFenske

2010-10-13 The October 29th opening date is confirmed by today's press release: http://www.davisenterprise.com/comings_and_goings/?p=1114LillianChow

2010-10-26 21:27:43   Anyone know if they're going to have a "soft open" before Friday? —RobertM525

2010-10-29 14:44:55   Did anyone else apply to work here and get disappointed by the fact that no letters or calls were made to inform an applicant that they were not chosen to interview? Have heard this a few times in my circle of friends. I'll give this place a try, but definitely want to see if the above comment about cheaper than Safeway is true. —redbike

2010-10-29 15:42:20   @ redbike: apparently they got over 2500 applications for 60 spots, and just "stopped counting" at a certain point: http://search.davisenterprise.com/display.php?id=71013ToddGreen