This is not a drill. We repeat this is not a drill. Trader Joe’s is exploring Ashburn and surrounding communities for a new location.

The Burn has now spoken to two separate officials connected with Ashburn area shopping centers who confirm that representatives for Trader Joe’s are actively talking with landlords, negotiating for a new store location in Loudoun County.

We’re told locations under consideration include spaces in or near Ashburn. While nothing is apparently official yet, our sources guessed an announcement could come within the next month or two.

A Trader Joe’s spokesperson responded to our email, but said they couldn’t confirm anything. However, that’s not surprising. TJ’s is famous for keeping plans close to the vest.

Stay tuned to The Burn for updates.

(Image at top: Trader Joe’s)