Welcome to the Neighborhood TJ’s

North 3rd Street side of Trader Joe’s on 200 Kent Avenue  photo credit: Lori Ann Doyon

Trader Joe’s officially opened on 200 Kent Avenue on December 10.  Christmas came early for TJ buffs like myself.  To get to the store you take the escalator, elevator, or stairs (which are next to the escalator, but hidden somewhat) down one floor.  There is parking entrance at the River Street side of the building.

The rhythm and cheer of steel drums greeted shoppers at this Trader Joe’s grand opening, and dancing staff are happy staff photo credit: Lori Ann Doyon

Opening day a pannist played giving an island vibe to holiday and other songs.  Staff didn’t skip a beat in being friendly and helpful.  Trader Joe’s stated in a press release that, “As a neighborhood grocery store, Trader Joe’s prides itself on hiring from the local community. Roughly 80% of the entire Williamsburg Trader Joe’s Crew—and 100% of the store’s new hires—are from the neighborhood, with applications still being accepted online at traderjoes.com/careers. In addition, through the company’s longstanding Neighborhood Shares Program, the store will donate all products that go unsold—but remain fit to be enjoyed—to a range of non-profit, community-based organizations, seven days a week.”

Shoppers noted the wide aisles as one of the plusses at this location photo credit: Lori Ann Doyon

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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