It’s official – Trader Joe’s is coming to Bend
Feb 28,2007 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

A 13,000 square-foot Trader Joe’s will be built at the Cascade Village Shopping Center

SIMA Corporation, the Santa Barbara-based company who owns and manages the Cascade Village Shopping Center in north Bend, announced today it has signed Trader Joe's to a 13,000 square-foot lease.  The long-term lease is a big contribution to the developer's goal of creating a strong tenant mix for the shopping center.   

Trader Joe's will be located in the south part of the property that faces Highway 97 and is adjacent to Food-4-Less.  An existing building in front of the Food-4-Less store will be demolished to accommodate Trader Joe's and additional parking. 

"We are very excited to be opening in Bend.  It's in a great location - there are lots of foodies out there," said Alison Mochizuki, spokeswoman for the Monrovia, California-based company.  The store will stock all it typical offers, said Muchizuki.

About Trader Joe's:
The privately owned company first opened in 1958 as a chain of convenience stores and now has spread to 285 stores in 23 states, offering thousands of products with the Trader Joe's brand.  The company buys it products directly from manufactures in large volume to keep prices low