Hipsters, pot heads and all lovers of cheap, delicious groceries rejoice. It looks like Oklahoma City is finally getting a Trader Joe's!
In addition to the grocery store chain, REI is also opening an Oklahoma City location. Both developments will be in and around the 63rd and N. Western area.
We know this thanks to, uhm, the local message board OKCTalk. Yep, the always reliable internet message board is breaking local business news. And we wonder why the newspaper industry is failing and laying off employees.
Here are the details:
After much speculation, OKCTalk has learned that Trader Joe's has signed a letter of intent to lease the old Crescent Market space at Nichols Hills Plaza.
Also, we've learned Recreational Equipment Inc., commonly known as REI, will open a store in a new development to the immediate south.
Both properties are owned by Glimcher, a national retail developer... Glimcher has been filling up Classen Curve, signing leases with West Elm, Zoe's Kitchen, Kendra Scott and several others. The center is now very near full occupancy.
Although exact plans have yet to be revealed, the company is now turning it's sights to filling the largely vacant Nichols Hills Plaza South and developing several large empty lots. REI will likely be part of a much larger lifestyle center on the south side of NW 63rd and west of Western. We have learned Glimcher is in deep negotiations with several other new-to-market retailers.
Okay, so OKC Talk left out some useful information like "When will this Trader Joe's actually open," but that's fine, just knowing that we're probably getting one makes me warm and happy like some microwaved Joe's Mac N' Cheese.
Also, I guess it's cool that we're getting an REI. Now if only we can get some mountains, we'll be good to go.