A rumor has been whipping through Gloucester like a, well, maybe not quite like a hurricane.
But the rumor has been spreading nevertheless and it goes something like this: Trader Joe's is coming to Gloucester!
Except that doesn't appear to be the case. We checked with the appropriate Gloucester County departments and yes, they've heard the rumor. But no, official plans or applications have not been filed by Trader Joe's for a store in Gloucester.
So then we went straight to the source. That's right, Trader Joe's.
We explained to Trader Joe's that it's been pointed out to us that Trader Joe's has posted a job opening for "Gloucester, VA." Yet we're not aware that there's any imminent store opening here.
So what gives?
Here's the reply from a Trader Joe's spokeswoman: "We do have a posting for Gloucester County, VA. But that does not mean a new store is opening in Gloucester. We are simply looking for candidates within the 'Gloucester County region.' We often have postings in surrounding regions in order to find the best candidates within driving distance to surrounding stores."
We hope we haven't ruined any Trader Joe's fans' day with this tidbit.