It’s been perhaps one of the worst guarded secrets in Coeur d’ Alene. But, I’m now ok with sharing the news that Trader Joe’s is coming to Coeur d’ Alene as a dedicated reader pointed out to me that the California based grocery chain applied for building permits with the city today (thank you!). The permits are valued at 2.75 million which will likely include extensive renovations to the entire building.
Not much is known yet about the new store, but it is to be located at 303 E. Spokane by the corner of 4th & Spokane. This is the building currently used by Runge Furniture which is presently holding a sale to downsize and take up a smaller space afterwards sharing the building with Trader Joe’s.
Size of the store, look or opening date,etc are not mentioned. We have put in a public record request to gather more details and will update this when we know more.