Trader Joe's is coming to Huntsville!
Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle made the announcement during his State of the City Address Wednesday afternoon.
The grocery store will be located in the MidCity development at the north entrance on the corner of MidCity Drive and University Drive.
Trader Joe's spokesperson, Kenya Friend-Daniel, said it will be at least another year before it opens. She says right now, the company is in the very early stages of planning, but they're excited to be coming to MidCity in Huntsville.
In 2018, the developer of MidCity, RCP Companies, launched a campaign on their Facebook page in an effort to attract Trader Joe's to build a grocery store there.
The Village at Providence and Bridge Street Town Center also pushed similar campaigns in hopes of attracting Trader Joe's to their developments. It has the same parent company as the popular German grocery chain, Aldi, which has multiple locations in Madison County.
During his speech on Wednesday, Battle said this addition to the city will be another attraction for those moving to the Rocket City.
"Trader Joe's leads a growing list of retailers at the MidCity district and with so many new people moving into Huntsville from across the U.S., this is a big win for the region and we are honored to finally welcome Trader Joe's to our community," he said.
Right now, the only Trader Joe's is more than a hundred miles away in Birmingham.
The mayor did not announce a specific date for when we can expect the store to officially open.
“Huntsville has been waiting for a long time for this one. As Huntsville’s most requested retailer for the past 10 years, we are excited to officially announce – Trader Joe's is opening a new store in Huntsville!” – Mayor Battle #StateofCityHsv pic.twitter.com/D5qfG8MlQH
— @huntsvillecity (@huntsvillecity) October 14, 2020