Even as smaller grocery stores disappear from New York's neighborhoods, Trader Joe's continues its seemingly unstoppable march across the city. Last year, the California brand announced it would open a new outpost at Brooklyn's City Point megaproject, and now new details have emerged on yet another forthcoming store, this time on the Upper West Side.
The Real Deal reports that a new store will open on Columbus Avenue and 93rd Street, in a 20,000-square-foot space at the base of a condo building. Though Trader Joe's has not confirmed the opening, sources told TRD that the chain will sign a lease in the next few weeks, and will share the ground-floor retail space with a Party City that's already in place. The condo itself has 280 units over 30 stories.
There's already one Trader Joe's in the neighborhood, at 72nd Street and Broadway, but considering the popularity of the shop—Yelp reviews inevitably mention the lines that wrap around the store, same as every single Trader Joe's in New York—another branch would certainly be a welcome addition to the area.