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Trader Joe’s Expected to Open Long Island City Store By End of Summer

The Prime Building, located at 22-43 Jackson Ave., on Jan. 13. Trader Joe’s will occupy the ground floor of the building (Michael Dorgan, Queens Post).

Jan. 14, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

The Trader Joe’s store planned for Long Island City is expected to open before the end of the summer, according to a company spokesperson.

The grocery store chain is poised to move into a mixed-use building currently being constructed at 22-43 Jackson Ave.

Trader Joe’s will take up a 17,000 square-foot ground floor space of the 11-story, 70-unit building called the Prime Building. The building appears to be nearing completion with all the floor-to-ceiling windows now installed.

“We do not have an opening date as of yet, but we are hoping to open our Long Island City store before the end of the summer,” Trader Joe’s spokesperson Kenya Friend-Daniel told the Queens Post.

The store was originally expected to open in late 2020.

The new supermarket will compete with Foodcellar, which has a store in Court Square and another in Hunters Point, as well as Urban Market on 50th Avenue and Key Food on 44th Drive.

The Long Island City store will be the second Trader Joe’s location in Queens, as there is one in Rego Park.

Trader Joe’s is known for its quality products at affordable prices. It sells its own label products instead of name brands at lower costs.

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Jon

The borough of Queens needs more retail competition like Walmart and Costco but the politicians and their union benefactors will not permit it.

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T.J. have great stuff

Luv T.J., can’t wait, just a bus ride away. Wish we would get a good BAGEL
store in sunnyside. I have to go to Astoria to Brooklyn Bagels.

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danthe man

Ok so what I learned today is that Amazon is bad and Trader Joe is good ? I guess so since I did not hear Jimmy van Bramer complain about Trader Joe coming to Queens .Maybe Trader Joe has some items that Jimmy needs for his kitchen in his house Puerto Rico.( I didn’t know he owned a house until Daniel Dromm posted it in Jimmy’s Instagram account ) . Thank you council member Dromm.

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I agree, JVB brought Trader Joe's here

Like you said, we got a huge boon to the local economy under JVB, thanks for supporting him!

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Anankastic Personality Disorder

There is a radicalized obsessive compulsive posting on this stream who needs some type of treatment. Their disorder is getting worse.

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guest

Need some BIG NAME to come to Sunnyside and help clean up this place because local politicians don’t really care, maybe if a big name comes to sunnyside they could care about the environment.. Do you think BJ’s will help or make it worse? I think it will increase traffic on 48th, so they should definitely get rid of bike lanes or there will be chaos on that little stretch of road from Qns blvd.

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ABoondy

who would pay membership fees when you can buy the same groceries across the street at stop and shop for less?

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SuperWittySmitty

Many of us rely on these bike lanes and I can’t imagine riding to a BJs or a Trader Jou’s without them. I’m amazed that there are still those who think bike lanes are temporary and that bicycles, mopeds, and electric scooters are not THE transportation mode of the future. They’re increasingly affordable and very popular. The urban motor vehicle is a dinosaur – their habitat is disappearing and their demise is fast approaching.

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ABoondy

looking very forward to it. their products are very good quality and much cheaper than local supermarket name brands.

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Don't be fooled

Trader Joe’s sells the same low quality as ALDI, which is the company that owns Trader Joe’s. The packaging is different.

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Because of Trump's angry mob?

Why are you bringing Trump’s failure to secure the Capitol into this?

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I agree, the economy is thriving under AOC

Like you said, the idea that she’s scaring off business is disproved yet again. Thanks for your support!

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She Guevara

Go tell that to the people standing in line outside the nearest food pantry. Let them know how much the economy is thriving. Mention it to the many small business owners who have shut down in the last few months too.

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AOC brought Trader Joe's to our neighborhood

I agree, she’s bringing business to the neighborhood. Not sure what food pantries have to do with Trader Joe’s 😂

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Some facts

Trader Joe’s was opening in LIC long before AOC got into office. Don’t kid yourself.

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