A First Look at Essex Crossing’s Trader Joe’s Grocery [PHOTOS]

Posted on: January 3rd, 2018 at 5:04 am by

Recently christened The Rollins for Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins (145 Clinton Street), the chi-chi Essex Crossing development at Clinton Street has more to show. For instance, the Trader Joe’s grocery location headed there later this year.

The Grand Street entrance is taking shape. Automatic sliding doors bring you into a foyer area with twin escalators to the basement below. This is where Trader Joe’s will live, occupying roughly 30,000 square feet. Slightly less than half of the building’s total commercial space.

Construction workers intimate that it’ll probably be another year before the market goes on line.

Target will also join the party at The Rollins (aka Site 5) with a small format store planned for the second floor, having taken over from Planet Fitness Gym, which backed out last year.

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