Date Set for Trader Joe’s Debut on the Lower East Side

Posted on: October 5th, 2018 at 5:03 am by

After a lengthy dramatic bout of “will they won’t they,” the Lower East Side’s first Trader Joe’s will decidedly open for business in two weeks’ time.

The new Essex Crossing outpost – located in the basement of 400 Grand Street – is lucky number seven for the ubiquitous branded grocery store in Manhattan. It’s being lauded as the biggest Trader Joe’s on the eastern seaboard, clocking in at over 30,000 square-feet (bet those aisles are still tight, though).

A ceremonial lei-cutting will take place at 7:55am on opening day (October 19), and the grand opening celebration will continue throughout, with live music, food tastings, giveaways, yada yada yada. (That wasn’t the best part.)

Before Essex Crossing, Aug. 2014

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