Trader Joe’s Claims Cala Foods Spot on Nob Hill

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The kitschy Cala Foods store at California and Hyde Streets is officially going to become a Trader Joe’s, as the Business Times reports. The developer who had planned to build some condos on the spot with retail underneath — the Prado Group, the same developers who are building condos with a Whole Foods underneath at 2001 Market Street, near Safeway — has shelved the idea in favor of renovating the existing grocery store and bringing TJ’s in. The store is about 14,000 square feet and slated to open next year. [Biz Times]