Holy rumor of rumors Batman! The Upper West Side may be close to getting a second Trader Joe’s store!
Trader Joe’s is close to signing a new lease for a store at the base of 670 Columbus Avenue between 92nd and 93rd street, The Real Deal reported today.
“The popular California-based grocery chain would occupy about 20,000 square feet across the ground floor and lower level,” the website reported, citing unnamed sources. Neither Trader Joe’s nor the retail landlord commented to the Real Deal. “A lease is expected to be signed in the next few weeks, sources said.”
(In case you’re new to the neighborhood, there’s already a Trader Joe’s on 72nd and Broadway with lines literally out the door.)
We reported on rumors of a Trader Joe’s coming to that space in a few years ago, but figured it was idle speculation. Well, it sounds like it’s getting a lot closer now…