Trader Joe’s is headed east. The popular grocery chain announced that it would be opening an 11,000-square-foot store in the Capitol Hill area — its first store in the District outside of the Northwest quadrant.
The California-based chain, which specializes in off-brand, affordable goods, already has a store in Foggy Bottom and on 14th Street NW — both of which are marked by check-out lines that snake throughout the store. The newest store will be located at the shuttered Hine Junior High, 750 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, near Eastern Market.