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Trader Joe's Denver: Construction Begins For California-Based Grocery Store Chain On Colorado Blvd.

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Trader Joe's has announced two Colorado stores, one in Boulder and one in Denver. (AP Photos/Ric Francis, File)
Trader Joe's has announced two Colorado stores, one in Boulder and one in Denver. (AP Photos/Ric Francis, File)

It has finally begun: Construction is already underway on the the long awaited Trader Joe's Denver location on Colorado Blvd. and East 8th Avenue, 9News reports.

The store is set to open near the end of 2013.

The Denver Post reports that the Denver Trader Joe's will feature an adjacent beer and wine store where the grocer's famous "Two Buck Chuck" wine will be available. And although Boulder will also have a Trader Joe's location, Under Colorado law, the Denver location will be the only one in the state to obtain the liquor license.

The grocery store will be 14,000 square feet while the separate beer and wine shop will be 3,740 square feet, according to 7News.

9News reports that the Denver site is where Annie's Cafe used to be before it moved to Colfax Avenue in 2008 to make room for a hotel that was never built.

This Denver location will be the second Colorado store for Trader Joe's. In February, the California grocery store chain announced that it would be opening its first Colorado store in Boulder at the Twenty Ninth Street Mall.

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Trader Joe's confirms a Denver location for 2013 - The Denver Post

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