Popular National Chain of Neighborhood Grocery Stores Opens at University Place

July 27, 2018
  • The Unique Store Features Renowned Private-Label Goods as Well as Everyday Basics
  • This is the First Store the Chain has Opened in Utah County, and the Third in Utah

OREM, Utah (July 27, 2018) – University Place, a 120-acre mixed-use development project formerly known as University Mall, today announced that the newest addition to its unique walkable community has officially opened for business.

Trader Joe’s, a national chain of neighborhood grocery stores, has made its official debut in Utah County, and is only the third location to open in Utah. Known for its renowned private-label brand of great-tasting food and wines as well as other unique and hard-to-find products, Trader Joe’s has steadily grown in popularity across the nation. It currently has close to 500 stores across the United States.

In Utah County, interest in Trader Joe’s has been building for years. Back in 2015, many Utah County residents were asked to complete an online survey on the local state of retail. Seventy-four percent of the thousands of respondents that participated in the survey indicated they most wanted to see Trader Joe’s come to the area.

“Trader Joe’s is an outstanding company with high quality and one-of-a-kind products, said Richard Brunst, mayor of Orem. “Orem is honored to have a store open up at the University Place on July 27th. I am thankful to now have Trader Joe’s available for all Utah County residents right here in Orem.”

“The addition of Trader Joe’s further enhances the walkability and neighborhood feel of University Place,” said Jeff Woodbury, senior vice president of development and acquisition at Woodbury Corporation. “Now whether it’s the people who live here, work here, shop here or come for one of our many community events, they are just steps away from getting great quality food from one of the nation’s most popular grocers.”

The Trader Joe’s at University Place is located at 440 East Park Avenue (1150 South). The store is on State Street just north of University Parkway, right next to the new Wells Fargo branch, and at the former site of Big O Tires. Wells Fargo’s new address is now 456 East Park Avenue (1150 South). Big O Tires is now located at 620 East 800 South.

For more information on Trader Joe’s, visit www.traderjoes.com. For more information on all of University Place’s stores, restaurants and community events, visit www.universityplaceorem.com.


About University Place

Opening in the early 1970s in Orem, Utah, University Place (formerly University Mall) is a 120-acre development that initially only included retail-uses. Now, having completed the initial phases of a $500 million revitalization project, University Place is home to upscale residential, Class-A office and high-quality green space. University Place was first developed and is still owned and operated by Woodbury Corporation, a 4th generation family-run business, and one of the oldest and most respected full-service real estate development and management companies in the Intermountain West. For more information about University Place and updates on the project, visit http://www.universityplaceorem.com/. For more information about Woodbury Corporation, visit http://www.woodburycorp.com/.


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