Trader Joe’s confirms interest in Friendly Avenue area

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — California-based Trader Joe’s confirmed today they are interested in the Friendly Avenue area corridor as a potential location for a new store.

Alison Mochizuki, director of public relations for Trader Joe’s, said that the California-based gourmet grocery is interested in Greensboro.

“We are interested in the Friendly area corridor,” Mochizuki said in an e-mail to FOX8.

A likely location Trader Joe’s may be considering at is the 6.77-acre parcel on the northwest corner of the intersection of Friendly Avenue and Hobbs Road.

The request for rezoning, submitted by CAP development out of Greenville, S.C., asks that the parcel be rezoned from residential to conditional commercial zoning.

The rezoning request has been controversial with community members. Many oppose it and some have even protested against it.

The rezoning request will be heard by the Greensboro Zoning Commission on Feb. 10. If approved, it will move on to the Greensboro City Council for final approval.

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