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Houston's New Trader Joe's takes it next step: Historic Alabama Theater gets a grocery look

As traces of the Alabama Theater continue to fade, Weingarten Realty revealed Friday that marquee on the old movie house will be getting its official Trader Joe's signage in the next three weeks.

Weingarten's Carrie Murray explained in an email that the process will involve replacing the acrylic faces, restoring the neon and a fresh coat of paint across the of the entire façade along Shepherd. Work begins Friday and is set to run through Sept. 10.

The opening date for the hotly-anticipated gourmet grocer is scheduled for Sept. 21.

Get your re-usable shopping bags ready . . . Trader Joe's low-cost gourmet is just around the corner.

Reprinted from: Culturemap.com
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