New Trader Joe’s Opening in Williamsburg!
By: Cate Corcoran and Courtney Ingalls
Trader Joe’s has announced that their new store in Williamsburg will be opening its doors to the public on December 10th, making it the third Trader Joe’s to open in Brooklyn!
This roughly 22,000 square-foot store is dedicated to honoring and helping the community in any way that they can. When you’re in the store, you will see beautiful artwork that pays tribute to some famous landmarks from the area including the Williamsburg Bridge and the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.
In addition to the representation through their artwork, 80 percent of the friendly crew that you will see during your visit are from the neighborhood and the company is still looking for new hires within the neighborhood that would like to join the Trader Joe’s local family!
To commemorate this grand opening, the company will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony right before the doors open which will be led by Store Captain Ashley Courtney, a 13-year veteran of the company.
Lee (the denim company) is taking up another storefront in the building, and other spaces are still empty. The building will have parking underground and, unusually, on the second level.
Trader Joe’s signed a lease for the space back in 2015, according ta a story in Crain’s at the time. That was back before Whole Foods opened on Bedford. The grocer has two other locations in the borough, in Boerum Hill — where the lines wrap around the block — and at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn. Anther location recently opened not far from Williamsburg in Long Island City.
The developer is Cornell Realty Management, who are active in the borough. They purchased the property in 2016 for $33 million. Michael Even is the architect of record, and LIVWRK handled the design of the building.
This story first appeared on Brownstoner.
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