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Trader Joe's Withdraws From Northeast Portland

In the wake of negative reactions from community groups, Trader Joe’s announced today – as first reported in The Oregonian – that it would not be continuing its plans to open a store at the intersection of NE Alberta Street and NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Portland. A statement released by the company said:

We run neighborhood stores and our approach is simple: if a neighborhood does not want a Trader Joe’s, we understand, and we won’t open the store in question.

The Portland African American Leadership Forum, which has vocally opposed Trader Joe’s development, will hold a press conference on Monday at noon to discuss the decision. As of yet, it is unclear what the future will hold for the Majestic Realty-owned property.

Do you live near the NE MLK Jr. Blvd and NE Alberta St? What do you think about Trader Joe’s decision to halt development?

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