Dealer Joe’s increasing Metairie location on Veterans Blvd | Enterprise Information

Widespread grocery chain Dealer Joe’s is including to the scale of its Metairie location on Veterans Memorial Boulevard, increasing into the house that was beforehand occupied by Jefferson Feed subsequent door.

Jefferson Feed vacated the house final month, when it moved one spot down within the Metairie strip heart to empty house that beforehand housed a day spa.

An indication posted close to the doorway of Dealer Joe’s says, “pardon our development whereas we develop.”

The shop’s supervisor, Scott Walsh, declined to touch upon the growth, saying the corporate doesn’t focus on its enterprise within the native media. However Jefferson Parish Council member Scott Walker posted on social media that development is predicted to final about one month.

The extra 2,500 sq. toes will primarily be used for warehouse house, based on Donna Smith, a industrial dealer with Stirling, which manages the retail heart.

A preview of Trader Joe's, opening Friday in Metairie_lowres

Dealer Joe’s carries all kinds of natural and non-GMO produce.

Dealer Joe’s 14,000-square-foot Metairie location opened within the fall of 2016, occupying almost half the 31,000 strip procuring heart close to the busy intersection of Veterans and Causeway Boulevard.

The shop is certainly one of two Louisiana areas for the California-based chain. The opposite location, in Baton Rouge close to the LSU campus, opened in 2013.

Jefferson Feed’s transfer got here on the request of Dealer Joe’s, mentioned Ryan Hebert, a Jefferson Feed supervisor.

“They wanted extra house and we have been completely satisfied to slip down one house to accommodate them,” Hebert mentioned. “We like being subsequent door and it was a possibility to maneuver into a brand new retailer with roughly the identical quantity of sq. footage.”

Although in any other case unchanged from its earlier location, the structure of the brand new Jefferson Feed retailer has non-public, as an alternative of shared, do-it-yourself canine washing areas, Hebert mentioned.

Dealer Joe’s growth in Metairie comes as the favored Aldi grocery store chain can also be increasing available in the market. In early January, Aldi’s opened its third location within the metro space in lower than one yr, with a brand new location on Veterans close to Energy Boulevard.

Aldi, which in 2022 additionally opened three areas in Acadiana, has mentioned extra south Louisiana shops are on the best way.