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Trader Joe’s will open its Rockville grocery store in the spring or early summer of 2018, a spokeswoman for the company said.

The grocery store will occupy 13,000 square feet in Travilah Square Shopping Center on Darnestown Road, near The Universities at Shady Grove.

Kenya Friend-Daniel, a public relations director at Trader Joe’s, said the store will have “the same look and feel” of the chain’s other locations and will be stocked with the same items.

The store was announced in October 2016. At the time, the chain planned for the new store to open in late 2017.

Less than a mile away from the planned Trader Joe’s, there is a Giant on Shady Grove Road and there’s a Safeway on Shady Grove Road about a mile away.

Trader Joe’s has another location in Rockville at Federal Plaza.

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