Dec. 11, 2019 By Christian Murray
Trader’s Joes is coming to Long Island City, according to a number of well-placed real estate brokers.
The popular grocery chain, known for its quality products at affordable prices, will be moving into 22-43 Jackson Ave. A lease has been signed and the store is expected to open late 2020.
The grocery store will move into the Prime Building, an 11-story, 70-unit mixed-use building that is currently under construction. The building, designed by SRA Architecture + Engineering and developed by Circle F, will open next year.
Trader Joe’s, a California-based chain that has 500 stores across the U.S., has taken New York City by storm since it opened its first store in the Big Apple in 2006. The company now has locations in neighborhoods such as Union Square, Soho, Chelsea, Midtown East, Brooklyn Heights, Upper West side and Rego Park.
The new supermarket will compete with Foodcellar, which has a Court Square and Hunters Point location, as well as Urban Market and Key Food on 44th Drive.
Trader Joe’s, founded in 1957, is able to offer low prices by selling private-label products instead of well-known brands, according to Business Insider. The products are sold at a significant discount to brand-name equivalents and the company requires its suppliers not to publicize their business relationship.
Trader Joe’s did not respond to several e-mails and calls seeking comment and confirmation.
Underground parking or street level parking, I just hope it has ADEQUATE parking. The TJ’s near Woodhaven Blvd. on Metropolitan Avenue used to have use of an overflow lot across the street, but, when that lot disappeared, parking for TJ’s (and the Michael’s and Staples in the same building) became next to impossible.
Qns blvd and 48th. That place is big enough for a supermarket that IT IS NOT KEYFOODS or Keyfoods related (Food Universe or Greenvalley).
Salsa scares me; will they sell mayonnaise and white bread?
Finally a decent market is arriving. I hope the next step is a wholes food in sunnyside. The sunnyside markets key foods etc they are extremely over priced and the quality is horrible. Why is the sunnyside community treated my second hand citizens.
AOC Obsessed – Millions of senior citizens depend on SNAP and 44% of the 40 million people who receive SNAP are children that comes out to 17.6 million children. You sound like a typical Republican hypocrite who doesn’t count his blessings and scorn people for being less fortunate than you. You neglect to mention the Republican leaning states of West Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee are the states with most people on Food Stamps.
I wonder if it will have underground parking?
Trader Joes better enroll in the SNAP program or AOC and Gianaris will run them out of LIC too.