Trader Joes Unveils Grand Opening of New Store in The Magic City

Now there is no need to visit Atlanta to encounter a Trader Joe’s. The tropical-themed grocery chain opened their doors to a new store in Birmingham, Ala. on Oct. 13.


The Summit location is in the heart of all the action and ties in local Birmingham icons to their island décor.

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They also have a lot of pumpkin items to choose from to help get you into the fall spirit including pumpkin bagels and pumpkin cream cheese muffins.


Trader Joes prides themselves on keeping their costs low and having healthier options to choose from. “I’m so excited Trader Joe’s is finally being brought to Birmingham because of their cheaper options to fit college students budgets,” said Elizabeth Goydich, Samford University Junior.

National News Engagement Day

National News Engagement Day was Tuesday Oct. 6. The staff of The Local and The Crimson newspaper participated and interviewed Samford’s campus about their news reading habits and why they think the news is important. We compiled our interviews into multiple videos, including an interview from Samford University’s President Andrew Westmoreland.