Trader Joe's announces new Kent location

For the Reporter

Trader Joe's, a unique neighborhood grocery store with foods and beverages, has signed a lease to open a new store in Kent at 12966 SE Kent Kangley Road, inside the Lake Meridian Marketplace.

The store is scheduled to open in the second half of 2014. The store will be approximately 12,800 square feet.

The store will feature a festive décor that mixes traditional Trader Joe's elements such as cedar covered walls and Hawaiian motifs, combined with a local flair that includes art celebrating the neighborhood.

Trader Joe's is a chain of neighborhood grocery stores featuring imported and domestic foods and beverages. Trader Joe's ( began in 1958 in the Los Angeles area. Since then, Trader Joe's has expanded to more than 400 stores in 36 states.

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