It looks like plans are shaping up for a second Trader Joe's in the Houston area, this time heading for the Memorial neighborhood.
Swamplot points readers to a notice in Ultimate Memorial that says Trader Joe's received a sales permit for a location at 1440 S. Voss on Dec. 28. The location is currently an empty lot across the street from a Randall's (how H-E-B of them) and blocks from The Kinkaid School, among other tony neighbors.
If true, this Trader Joe's would follow the first store in The Woodlands, which is currently under construction and scheduled to open this spring. There have also been rumors for months that Trader Joe's would establish an inner-loop location in the historic Alabama Theatre, but those plans are still unconfirmed.
Update: According to Nancy Sarnoff, the state comptroller has also approved sales tax permits for a Trader Joe's at the Alabama Theatre. Inner loopers rejoice!