By Anthony Clark | The Gainesville Sun
Trader Joe's has a lease agreement to go in Butler Plaza.
According to the agreement on file with the Alachua County Clerk of Court, the grocery store chain would go in Butler Plaza Central, the part of the shopping center anchored by Best Buy.
The central plaza includes the vacant Goody's location between PetSmart and Ross Dress for Less that would fit the store's space needs.
Trader Joe's would go in approximately 17,000 square feet of a 35,000-square-foot building with a lease of 10 years and as many as three five-year extensions, according to the lease.
Butler Plaza and Trader Joe's officials did not respond to requests for comment.
The central plaza also includes the former Floor Trader carpet store building fronting Archer Road that is planned for redevelopment, but the replacement building will be only about 12,000 square feet to include a restaurant and specialty retail.
Trader Joe's is known for its loyal customers, its own private-brand foods and Two Buck Chuck wine. The company has 372 stores in 33 states.