Posted: Mar 1, 2006 1:52 am
Trader Joe's To Open First NYC Store On St. Patrick's Day
February 28, 2006
Fans of Two Buch Chuck may be happy to know that Trader Joe's has confirmed its grand opening date here in the city, and it's sooner than expected.
The specialty store and its adjoining wine shop will open on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, about three weeks from now. The location is East 14 Street between Third Avenue and Irving Place.
Trader Joe's is best known for low-priced groceries and prepared foods, items expected to be a hit with busy New Yorkers.
“I like the prices a lot,” said one woman. “I think they have a lot of things that you can't get elsewhere – a lot of good frozen things - and I think they have a lot of things cheaper things here than at Whole Foods and other places."
"Around here there are not a whole lot of places to shop for healthier foods, and this is a nice addition to the neighborhood," said another New Yorker.
Trader Joe's is also famous for selling cheap Charles Shaw wine, known as Two Buck Chuck because it sold for $2 a bottle when first offered.
The California-based company already has 19 stores in the New York area. This will be the first in New York City.