Trader Joe's does not intend to open its Boulder store until sometime next year, officials confirmed Monday as the Monrovia, Calif.-based specialty grocer announced plans for a fourth Colorado location.
The latest Trader Joe's store in Colorado will be located at the southern edge of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Denver across from Governor's Park.
The grocer is expected to have two stores in Denver, one in Greenwood Village and another in Boulder operating by the end of 2014, Trader Joe's spokeswoman Alison Mochizuki said Monday.
When Trader Joe's announced the Greenwood Village location in August, officials for Twenty Ninth Street mall in Boulder said the Trader Joe's store planned for 1906 28th St. -- the site of a former Applebee's restaurant -- was not delayed and on track to open later this fall.
On Monday, however, Twenty Ninth Street officials were mum on the scheduling of the new Trader Joe's.
"I'm sorry, but we don't have a comment at this time," Kate Taggart Honea, Twenty Ninth Street's senior manager of marketing, wrote in an e-mail.
Construction is ongoing at the Trader Joe's site off 28th and Walnut streets, and the frame for the 14,000-square-foot grocery store has been erected.
Trader Joe's is popular for its lines of specialty food products and for low prices on many items -- notably Charles Shaw wines that sold for $1.99 and became popularly known as "Two-Buck Chuck."
In Colorado, though, grocery chains can only have one liquor license, so the wine only will be sold at Trader Joe's first planned Denver location.
The store began in Los Angeles in 1958 and today boasts nearly 400 locations in 35 states.
The Denver Post contributed to this report.