Trader Joes in the Castro

March 15th update

Apparently it is over now.  Trader Joe’s has decided not to pursue the Castro location any longer.  What a shame. That would have been a great addition for the ‘hood.  I found this out on a Curbed posting.

Below is the posting that I put up before the info above.

 

Just saw tonight that Trader Joe’s is still trying to open in the old Tower Records space at Market and Noe.

Market St. Trader Joe’s?

On Valentine’s day, a presentation by Trader Joe’s was made to the Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association to alleviate concerns over parking and traffic generated from the store.  No mention of what impact Radio Shack is (if at all) continuing to have on the store opening.  Previous reports indicated that Radio Shack staying in their current space was the deal breaker in negotiations.

A planning commission hearing could happen in April.

One point in the article was that Trader Joe’s would not provide the Human Rights Campaign information on their LGBT Policies.  That seems more an issue in my mind, given the location in the Castro, and that San Francisco has rules binding companies operating in San Francisco to have pro-LGBT policies.

Here’s the article from the Bay Area Reporter, via Socketsite

 

 

Trader Joes not moving into old Tower Records

No longer the site for Trader Joe’s-who won here?

This is really a shame.  After all this time, Trader Joe’s has given up on opening a store at the old Tower Records site in the Castro.  Too many hurtles, despite their best efforts.  Radio Shack wouldn’t move and now the Planning Department is making it difficult.  Just what we need-another vacant store front and a building owner in trouble. Who won here?

Socketsite post