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William Miller
Rotunda owner's letter affirms redevelopment plans

Rotunda owner Hekemian & Co. has made its renewed redevelopment plans for the mall official in a letter to community and business leaders, including that it wants to replace the departing Giant Food store with a boutique grocer. But as one north Baltimore community association launched an online campaign to bring a Trader Joe's grocery store to the mall, a spokeswoman for that grocer threw cold water on the idea. "It's not in our two-year plan to open a location in Baltimore," Alison Mochizuki, a Trader Joe's corporate spokeswoman, said Feb. 9. Mochizuki said that plan is not cast in stone. "Things change," she said. Another well-known boutique...