GREENSBORO, N.C. — After months of anticipation, Greensboro's Trader Joe's location opened its doors Thursday, October 24th. Crews worked on the store for months. It's the first Trader Joe's in the Gate City and only the 10th in the state of North Carolina.

Dozens of customers lined the outside of the store as the doors opened around 9 a.m. Shoppers cheered as they entered the building, and a band played outside.

WFMY News 2's Eric Chilton got a look inside the store right before the doors opened, and was also the first official customer with a purchase of cookie butter -- one of the store's most popular items. 

Like other Battleground Avenue businesses, the store will feature murals that highlight local attractions. 

The store is located at 3721 Battleground Avenue.

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