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

Posted October 5, 2018 at 5:03 am

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 […]

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New Target at Essex Crossing is Plagued by Thefts

Posted September 18, 2018 at 5:04 am

For shoplifters, the bullseye on the facade of 400 Grand Street is an invitation. Indeed, the small-format iteration of Target at Essex Crossing has become just that in the short month since it opened. According to police sources at the 7th Precinct, there have been 42 reported thefts inside the second-floor retailer since the August […]

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New Signage for Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing, Opening Next Month

Posted September 10, 2018 at 5:03 am

While Target’s much-ballyhooed opening date on Grand Street already came to pass, its big-box neighbor is still on the horizon. Timetable to completion for the Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing (i.e. The Rollins building on Site 5) reverted back to fall 2018. Wait longer. Back in March, the official word was that Trader Joe’s would debut […]

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Target Cuts Ribbon at Essex Crossing Ahead of Sunday Grand Opening

Last modified August 15, 2018 at 4:20 pm

Target is poised to open another small format location on the Lower East Side this week. To mark the occasion, corporate held a special ribbon-cutting event yesterday evening for store employees and community VIPs. New signage was installed just before the celebration, which also included the Target mascot. Take a look inside… Perhaps fanfare will be […]

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Can We Expect Target to Further Appropriate LES Culture with its Essex Crossing Opening?

Posted July 23, 2018 at 5:02 am

Target opened its small format Alphabet City store Saturday afternoon with a gaudy, insensitive display of consumerist authentrification. The new location at Extell’s luxury compound on 14th Street received vinyl skin to mimic the tenement feel it destroyed, red newspaper boxes that evoked the old Village Voice ones, fake fire hydrants, cookie-cutter “art,” and worst […]

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Target will Open its Small Format Store at Essex Crossing on August 19

Posted June 7, 2018 at 5:02 am

The date is finally set. We’ve known for months that Target’s new small-format store at Essex Crossing would open this summer. Now, it’s official. According to published reports, expect the big-box company to open its doors on August 19. In preparation for the grand opening, Target announced yesterday that there will be hiring events next […]

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Is Trader Joe’s Still Opening at Essex Crossing? [Updated]

Last modified February 16, 2018 at 4:20 pm

[Updated below] As widely reported, Trader Joe’s is coming to Grand Street at Essex Crossing sometime later this year. Or is it? Messaging about its fate has grown somewhat ambiguous since plans were first announced in October 2016. Rumors and speculation are now circulating that the popular supermarket reportedly backed out of the project altogether. […]

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Essex Crossing Rental Complex Named After Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins

Last modified December 13, 2017 at 9:21 am

Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins once lived in a walkup tenement at 400 Grand Street. That history was decimated two years ago when Essex Crossing muscled into the neighborhood. Now the mega-development is honoring the musician by naming the new fifteen-story tower at Site 5 in his honor. Here comes The Rollins, offering wallet-busting luxury rentals. One […]

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Essex Crossing Etc: 400 Grand Street Demolished, Trailer Offices on the Way

Last modified October 12, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Essex Crossing is bulldozing everything in its path. Phase I is underway full force. Here are some quick updates regarding the multi-million-dollar mega-project, taken from the mouth of the beast. 400 Grand Street A week after losing its lifelong sibling, 400 Grand Street is similarly cut down. As of this weekend, the five-story tenement is […]

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402 Grand Street is Gone; Demolition of 400 Grand is Next

Posted September 1, 2015 at 5:17 am

As of this week, 400 Grand Street is the proverbial last man standing within the bounds of Essex Crossing real estate. But not for long. Demolition scaffolding is slowly snaking up its facade, a mere few days after the wrecking ball took out its conjoined sibling. That’s right. 402 Grand Street is gone from the […]

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