by Steven Doyle
In case you were unsure what all the commotion is going on in Inwood Village, there is a new grocer moving in, and they beg your pardon for all the dust.
Trader Joe’s first Dallas location opened on Lower Greenville Avenue back in August, and another store is under construction in the Preston Hollow Village development at I75 (North Central Expressway) and Walnut Hill Lane.
The Inwood Village store at 5550 W. Lovers Lane is estimated to open on May 30, and has already begun hiring. The Preston Hollow store will be the fifth Trader Joe’s in the Dallas area since the first one opened in Fort Worth in 2012. There is another Trader Joes planned for Southlake at the northwest corner of Southlake Boulevard and Central Avenue. No estimate has been given on the completion of the Southlake store.
Trader Joe’s stocks about 4,000 items, 80% of which bear one of its own brand names. Trader Joe’s describes itself as “your unique grocery store”. Products include gourmet foods, organic foods, vegetarian foods, unusual frozen foods, imported foods, domestic and imported wine and beer (where local law permits), “alternative” food items and staples like bread, cereal, eggs, dairy, coffee and produce. Non-food items include personal hygiene products, household cleaners, vitamins, pet food, plants and flowers.
Trader Joe’s has stated that its private-label products contain no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, MSG or trans fats; they are sourced from non-genetically modified ingredients; and in the case of dairy products, are made from milk from cows not given the artificial hormone rBST.