Hold on to your butts Wicker Park grocery shoppers, the plans for a long rumored Trader Joe's on Division Street are expected to be revealed next week. A developer has expressed interest in constructing a three story building at the southeast corner of Division and Honore where the future TJ's would sit, sans any protracted zoning battles. The specialty grocery store would sprawl 14,000 square feet on the ground floor, with two levels of parking with 73 total spaces on top. According to Crain's, the plans are likely to be presented at the LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School Local School Council at a meeting scheduled for 6pm on Monday. Reports are suggesting that many Wicker Park residents welcome the new specialty grocer with open arms, however, with other Trader Joe's locations becoming the focus of concerns for congestion and traffic in other recent neighborhood battles, there is certainly a potential for backlash against this proposal.
· Developer to present plans for Wicker Park Trader Joe's [Crain's]