Friday, March 17, 2006

GROCERIES: Trader Joe's Opens on 14th St.

THIS MORNING, the long-awaited Trader Joe's opened near Union Square on 14th Street in Manhattan. As you can see from Curbed, there is some saddness: "this momentous day in the history of our fair city will be celebrated without $3 wine."

That's right, New Yorkers are being denied immediate access to what was once known as 2 Buck Chuck. The opening of the wine store is being delayed. Although Washingtonians have for years been able to get their Trader Joe's goodness at a number of suburban locations, the District is supposed to get it's own Trader Joe's location in Foggy Bottom/West End, in the redeveloped former Columbia Hospital site at L and 24 streets NW. That is, I believe, supposed to open by the end of the year. (I can't find any easily accessible news pinpointing an opening date, but construction on The Columbia has been moving along rapidly.)

Yes, there is even a Trader Joe's blog, but it is unaffiliated with Trader Joe's. That's some deep love there.


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