METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - The unique grocery chain Trader Joe's has signed a lease for a new location in Metairie at the corner of Veterans Memorial Boulevard and North Labarre Road.
The store will be the first Trader Joe's in the New Orleans metro area, but the second in the state. It is slated to opne sometime in the second half of 2016.
The state's first store opened in Baton Rouge in October of 2013.
The brand is known for its extensive array of domestic and imported items foods and beverages, including artisan breads, arabica bean coffees, and international frozen entrées.
Aside from to groceries, the store will also offer assorted wines, beers, and spirits.
Trader Joe's has more than 440 stores in 39 states.