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Trader Joe’s

Size of Project

31,000 SF


Metairie, LA


Morning Park LLC




New Construction


Completed in 2016


Perrin & Carter – Engineers,
Architects and Planners


Building excitement.

Before construction even began, there was excitement in the community about the impending arrival of the first Trader Joe’s store in the metro New Orleans area.  Morning Park LLC enlisted Impetus to lead the new construction of a Trader Joe’s grocery store in the first phase of the Tolmas Retail Development on the iconic Veterans Boulevard in Metairie. The 14,000-square-foot building consists of a steel-framed shell space with specialty electrical and mechanical systems built specifically for Trader Joe’s. The exterior is a stucco façade with metal panel cladding in the front-facing Veterans Boulevard.

Construction was phased to allow Trader Joe’s to open on their target date and continue operations during the construction of two additional buildings, totaling 31,000-square-feet of retail space for up to seven additional tenants.