Since the closure of Bonney Lake’s Albertson’s store this September, residents have been watching that location closely.
Yesterday, Bonney Lake-Sumner Patch fan Bob Chapman asked on our Facebook page:
Have there been any potential tenants for the former Albertsons store on 410?
I checked in with Bonney Lake’s Community Development Coordinator John Vodopich. He said he hasn't heard of any interested new tenants yet.
Most of the people who have commented on our stories regarding Albertons closure have wondered, why not Trader Joes?
I checked in with Trader Joes corporate and asked if they have any plans to open a Trader Joes in Bonney Lake, or anywhere on the Plateau or Puyallup Valley.
After some back-and-forth with the webmaster, I got a response from a Trader Joes corporate employee named Rachel.
“Unfortunately, we do not have any immediate plans to come to the Bonney Lake area, but we certainly appreciate the interest,” she explained.
I then asked Rachel how Trader Joes selects its store locations.
“We actually do not comment on how we choose our store locations, as we are still a privately-held company,” Rachel said.
Trader Joes has a form on its website that people can fill out to request a store in town. Maybe if more Bonney Lake residents submitted the form, they’d be interested? At this point, it’s anyone’s guess.
What kind of store would you like to see take over the Bonney Lake Albertsons location? Tell us in the comments.