While many of our home-grown grocers are scaling back their operations, Trader Joe's and its global and reasonably-priced foods are in the midst of an expansion, including a new LES location set to open in 2018. The store will touch down at 145 Clinton Street, Crains reports, taking up valuable retail space inside the Essex Crossing project, slated for the south side of Delancey.
The arrival of the store will bring a much-needed supermarket to the nearby Two Bridges neighborhood, one of many food deserts in the city. Additionally, half of the 211 apartments in the Clinton Street building will be dedicated to affordable housing, as will half of the complete Essex Crossing project.
When City Point finally debuts, Downtown Brooklyn will have a Trader Joe's, too, as will the Upper West Side sometime in 2017 and Williamsburg sometime in the future. Crains notes there are 11 different Trader Joe's entities—including grocery stores and wine shops—slated for NYC in the coming years. Get ready for a lot of screaming banshees.