No matter how many times we tell you Trader Joe's is opening a grocery store in NYU's Palladium dormitory, we inevitably get emails asking, "Hey, what's up with Trader Joe's?" Well, we'll friggin tell you what's up! Actually, the Times' Florence Fabricant will, because she reports today that (1) the store will be open in three months, and (2) they're getting around the whole "no wine in grocery stores" thing by hawking their precious Two-Buck Chuck in a separate wine store, in the dorm's other retail space (they're divided by the building's lobby). And while it may seem annoying to have to buy your groceries and then go next door for your wine, let us remind you: the staff wears Hawaiian shirts. Isn't that hilarious?!
· Trader Joe's to Open in New York [NYT]
· Trader Joe's Prepares to Refrigerate [Curbed]