It turns out that our new apartment (denoted by the green arrow in the map above) is roughly equidistant from all three Trader Joe’s in the city. Each pink circle represents an area one mile from a Trader Joe’s. Of course the shortest driving distance is more like 1.8 miles.
Should they desire to expand into the deadzone, might I recommend Van Ness and Bush? It’s only three blocks from our apartment. One reason they may not, and a reason I don’t protest too much: there’s a Whole Foods on California between Franklin and Van Ness, about 5 blocks away.
And there’s a poorly reviewed Cala Foods Market (owned by Kroger) right around the corner.