City officials say it's likely Trader Joe's will open at some point locally. They're just not sure when or where. Many locals think Trader Joe's is missing out.
"It's something we could really use here. It would save a trip to Spokane to go to Trader Joe's," said Gary Smit.
"There's a big market for organic foods in the Tri-Cities, and I think they'd do really good," said Cody Piwonka.
The 'Trader Joe's Tri-Cities' Facebook page hopes to encourage the company to add a store here. It has more than seven thousand likes.