Dozens of people lined up Friday to apply for a job at the Trader Joe’s opening at University and Martin Luther King.

The new store will open in the ground floor of a five-story, mixed use building that was constructed on the site of the old Kagen’s auto supply store.

Thanks to @umhai for the photo.

Frances Dinkelspiel

Frances Dinkelspiel (co-founder) is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California,...

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  1. Does anyone know when is TJ’s going to open it’s doors? Let me in!!! I can’t wait to ditch my car.

  2. Not a lot of go-getters in that crowd; you think that at least someone would have worn a Hawaiian shirt. Will be interesting to see if any of the local supermarkets gets put out of business once they open. I know our household is counting down the days. Our vehicle miles, already low, will soon be even less once the weekly sojourn to El Cerrito is cut out…