Trader Joe’s has been inundated with crowds in the past week as people stock up for an extended home stay amid the coronavirus. And now the store is shortening hours of operation.
Both the 72nd and 93rd Street locations will now open at 9 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Usually the hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The sample section has also closed down due to concerns about spreading the virus.
The entire company is restricting hours to “support our Crew Members in taking care of one another and our customers.”
Here’s a recent line at the Columbus store, via Danny.
People have been waiting outside the stores even before they open in recent days.
Pro tip: Many bodegas and other supermarkets have similar supplies as Trader Joe’s and could use the sales!
Thanks to Sarah for the tip.