Trader Joe’s came to Wilmington late last year. We’d discovered them in Charlotte when visiting my mother and quickly found excuses to visit so we could stock up on hummus and cat cookies. Then came Ikea and we were there even more frequently.
There was a Facebook fan page titled “Bring Trader Joe’s to Wilmington” and even tho we like to think that had a lot to do with it, I imagine the arrival of Whole Foods probably spurred their decision to establish a presence here. God forbid those Whole Foods guys have the only corner on the hey-this-is-good-for-you market.