POSTED: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 6:45pm
UPDATED: Monday, September 23, 2013 - 12:48pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The wait is almost over for fans of Trader Joe's here in Baton Rouge.
According to the grocery store's Facebook page, the retail outlet is set to open on October 31.
Construction is looking good at the store's new home in the Acadian Village Shopping Center, which is located on South Acadian and Perkins Road.
This store will be the California chain's first in Louisiana, and locals plan to be there the first day it opens.
"I'm very excited,” stated Lidia Bronei. “We (Bronei’s family) are actually from California; we just couldn't wait until it opened."
“I've never been to one, but I’ve heard a lot about it,” said resident Susan Hutchinson. “We're looking forward to it getting here. We shop a lot - we always need lots of diapers and I cook a lot - so I’m looking forward to getting both at one place."
Trader Joe’s is also hiring. The store will begin accepting applications on Monday.