Cala Foods to Close December 3; Trader Joe’s to Replace It Next Year

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As we reported earlier, Trader Joe's is hoping to land in the Nob Hill environs in 2012, on the site of the funky Cala Foods "wondermart" (California and Hyde) with the ever-so mid-20th-century wings on its roofline. Cala's official closing date is December 3, as The Tender now tells us, and on December 15 there'll be a public hearing about TJ's plan, which we are guessing will not face too much resistance. But then you never know around here. [Tender, Earlier]