Trader Joe's grand opening Friday

Friday, February 26, 2016

The line formed before 8am for the opening of Trader Joe's

Photos by Wayne Pridemore

By all accounts, the mood was cheerful at the opening of the new Trader Joe's store in the Shoreline Marketplace on N 175th, across from City Hall.

Orderly lines of happy people formed before the 8am opening ceremony.

Store "Captain" Tim Weiss, 3rd from left, and his crew of workers
are assisted by Shoreline Mayor Chris Roberts, 2nd from left

City Council and City staff have been watching the store progress from City Hall windows across the street, and several were on hand for the opening.

From left store manager "Captain" Tim Weiss, Deputy Mayor Shari Winstead,
City Manager Debbie Tarry, Mayor Chris Roberts, and Economic Developer Dan Eernissee.

Trader Joe's was welcomed to Shoreline by the Highland Terrace Neighborhood Association. On the left is Scott Shiebler, Kyrie Cataldo with sons Calvin and Henry, and then Jeanne Parrent.

As a perq for the opening, customers were greeted with leis.

Trader Joe's staff presented everyone a colorful lei to set the stage for a fun shopping experience.

Young Cooper Shosten was having more fun than anyone as he gave leis to people as they entered the store. Cooper's father, Ryan Shosten is a Trader Joe's employee.


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