Now open: Trader Joe's - St. Paul


The floodgates have opened. Trader Joe's opened its St. Paul grocery Friday -- the California-based chain's fourth Minnesota location. St. Paulites will now have readier access to the chain's Two (it's really three) Buck Chuck, frozen fish and various nut and dried fruit mixes. Yeah, baby. The Pi Press says some people are bent out of shape about potential parking probs at the new site. The Press also -- this is funny -- quotes Steve Korte, owner of Korte's Grocery Store not far from the new store, saying point blank, "That location is going to be a disaster." Trader Joe's also has stores in St. Louis Park, Woodbury, and Maple Grove.

Trader Joe's - St. Paul 484 Lexington Pkwy S. 651.698.3119 Hours: Grocery: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily Wine: M-Th. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Fri-Sa 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Su CLOSED