Trader Joe's opened their first store in the fall of 2015 in Grand Rapids. Now rumors are heating up that a Trader Joe's is planned for the 'Corner @ Drake' complex near Stadium Drive and US 131 in Kalamazoo.

The story popped up on the Vegan Kalamazoo Facebook group. Among the discussion was this comment:

It's true. I talked to a guy who works on the crew building out the space. It is going in by Costco.

The space near Costco in Oshtemo Township has been rumored to have Trader Joe's as a future tenant, but so far, no confirmations.

Trader Joe's website does not currently list Kalamazoo among its Midwest store openings.

UPDATE 7/12/17

Multiple media sources report that Trader Joe's has confirmed their Kalamazoo location.

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