Trader Joe’s may be opening in Long Island City
Trader Joe’s latest New York City location may be coming to Long Island City, making it the thrifty grocery chain’s second Queens location after its store in Rego Park. Though the LIC Post received confirmation from multiple real estate brokers, a representative for Trader Joe’s tells Eater that they’re interested in bringing a store to the neighborhood but “are still in the very early stages and plans are not confirmed.”
The store will reportedly open at the end of 2020 at the base of a new building going up at 22-43 Jackson Avenue, between 46th Avenue and 23rd Street. Trader Joe’s currently has 12 NYC locations. Eater has reached out to the brokerage team for further comment, and will update this post accordingly.
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— Poor guy:
Just started laughing alone remembering the moment last weekend when I was waiting outside one of my favorite coffee shops in the whole wide world and watched an impossibly hip and fashionable gay (an influencer!) walk by and say, "[Coffee shop name]? I'd rather kill myself."— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) December 12, 2019