The Monrovia, California based grocer has confirmed it will open its Denver store at 8th and Colorado Blvd. including a separate store to handle wine and beer sales.  Trader Joe’s is also opening a store at Twenty Ninth Street in Boulder and is expecting both stores to be open in 2013. Getting Trader Joe’s to Denver took almost 2 years as the land had to be assembled and zoning had to be changed. The 18,000 square foot building is situated on a 1.5 acre and will have 91 parking spaces. The officials at Trader Joe’s like the site because Colorado Blvd. is one of the hottest retail districts in metro Denver plus the site is close proximity to neighborhoods like Congress Park, Hiltop, Cherry Creek and Mayfair not to mention the redevelopment of CU Hospital.