Monday, July 11, 2011

The IMPACT of Trader Joe's in Lincoln Park/ Lakeview location

An Ann Taylor Loft store is moving in at 662 W Diversey near the new Trader Joe's and State Farm's Next Door concept at Diversey Parkway and Clark Street.

Bob and I were at the new Michael Diversey's for a few drinks and had front row views of the new Trader Joe's in Lincoln Park at 667 W Diversey. One cannot deny the slam dunk this development has been for the commercial strip.

Not only was Trader Joe's packed on a Friday evening with customers, the popular grocery chain has had another impact: ALL the storefront retail space seems filled on this block by established retailers and services. It's been an impressive transformation with the anchor Trader Joe's leading the way!