The old Scolari's Market location.

Paul Wellman (file)

The old Scolari's Market location.

Trader Joe’s Leases Scolari’s Spot on Milpas

The long-gone Scolari’s grocery store on Milpas Street, vacated in 2012 and occupied by Fresh Market for just over a year, will be sporting the Trader Joe’s logo by sometime in 2018. Details have yet to be worked out for a makeover of the 22,000-square-foot storefront at 222 North Milpas Street, but the company intends to open the new store and close the existing one at Milpas and Carpinteria Street on the same night. “We are slated to have a seamless transition where our present store will close at its regular hour and the new location will open at the normal time the following day,” TJ’s publicist Alison Mochizuki told The Santa Barbara Independent by email.

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