St. Petersburg, Florida -- The popular California based grocery store that allows customers to shop on a budget is making its way to a popular neighborhood along 4th Street North in St. Petersburg.
Trader Joe's announced Wednesday it will open its first location in the city in Fall of next year, and neighbors are not to happy about it.
Don Arvin, the owner of Casita Taquiera, a Mexican restaurant along 4th Street North in St. Pete, loves the location, but he is not loving the fact that he's being forced to move.
"We got a notice saying we have about 60 days and we have to move on," said Arvin.
Moving in is a 12,500 square-foot Trader Joe's, a retail grocery store known for offering high end groceries for less.
"It will be here," says St. Pete Mayor Bill Foster.
It's something the city of St. Pete is excited to welcome.
"We couldn't be happier," says Foster. "It's the hottest commodity in the United States."
For neighbors Curt and Lynne Herron, they like the fact Trader Joe's is coming to town. But they are not thrilled about the increase in traffic the store will bring to their quiet neighborhood.
St. Petersburg's mayor says the city will make sure there is enough parking on the site plans.
"Trader Joe's will speak with neighbors and the associations to come up with a plan," says Foster.
Herron has a plan of his own. "They need to make one-way streets so people won't be speeding down this road," he says.
The city says they have yet to see any official site plan and it hopes it will be able to review one by next week. The St. Pete location will be the ninth Florida store for Trader Joe's.