CHAPEL HILL — Trader Joe's will open its new store at 1800 E. Franklin St. on Friday morning.
Store employees wearing Hawaiian shirts will gather at 8:45 a.m. for a ceremonial lei cutting to welcome customers Trader Joe's style. The celebration will continue throughout the day with raffles, food samples and face painting, games and balloons for children.
The Trader Joe's chain began in 1958 in the Los Angeles area and has expanded to more than 285 stores in 23 states. The new 13,000-square-foot store will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.