Normally I don’t add exclamation points to the titles of posts…but I think this one is worthy. Heck, I was clamoring for a Trader Joe’s in Des Moines long before we needed to deal with any sort of special diets in our house! Anyway, on to the details.
According to a press release issued by Trader Joe’s, reported here by the Des Moines Register today, sometime in 2010, a brand-spankin’ new 12,200 sq. ft. store will open up on Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines. Easily accessible off Interstate 35, for the out-of-towners.
If you don’t know what Trader Joe’s is, then start to get excited, because they have a ton of gluten-free food options at their stores, and have even graciously provided a GF list on their website. Go to traderjoes.com, click “Products & Guides,” scroll to bottom and click the “g” for “no gluten” to get their PDF list. Or just click here.
Here’s a snippet of their press release from the Des Moines Register article:
(June 2, 2010) Monrovia, CA – Trader Joe’s, a unique, neighborhood grocery store with foods and beverages from the exotic to the basic, has signed a lease to open the first Iowa store located in West Des Moines at 6305 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines (located inside the Galleria at Jordan Creek). The store is scheduled to open in 2010 and is approximately 12,200 square feet in size.
You can read the entire press release on the Des Moines Register’s website.