Cala Foods to Close December 3; Trader Joe’s to Replace It Next Year

The "wondermart," which was open 24 hours, will be no more. Photo: Google

As we reported earlier, Trader Joe’s is hoping to land in the Nob Hill environs in 2012, on the site of the funky Cala Foods "wondermart" (California and Hyde) with the ever-so mid-20th-century wings on its roofline. Cala’s official closing date is December 3, as The Tender now tells us, and on December 15 there’ll be a public hearing about TJ’s plan, which we are guessing will not face too much resistance. But then you never know around here. [Tender, Earlier]