Thursday, September 18, 2008


Mark it on your calendar: Friday, September 26th!

It's the grand opening of the Brooklyn Trader Joe's! Yeah, baby!

There will be live music by the JahPan Caribbean Steel Drum Band, free giveaways to the first 100 customers, raffle prizes, a variety of free samples and free stickers for the kids.

The long-awaited store, located in the former Independence Community Bank building in Cobble Hill, will celebrate the history of Brooklyn.
The store’s crew members worked together with the Brooklyn Historical Society and obtained reproductions of the borough’s key sites and incorporated these images into several handcrafted murals painted to look like the original photographs. The scenes selected include Coney Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ebbet’s Field and Downtown Brooklyn.

In addition, every sign, including the shelf tags and chalkboards have been hand-drawn to reflect the borough’s old town market scene using old fonts and lithograph techniques.
Ooooo, I hope they deliver to The Ridge!


PK said...

It will be nice to have a Trader Joe's in Brooklyn. I live in Brooklyn & can stop in at Court Street on the way home instead of going uptown to crowded 14th St. in Manhattan. I hope this store will have more room to push a cart around as the 14th St. Trader Joe's is very tight.

Mark said...

I know. The Manhattan one is nuts! We go out to the one passed JFK. I miss LA with a Trader Joe's on every corner.

Anonymous said...

I will be moving from So Cal soon to Bayridge. It's good to know that there will be a Trader Joes nearby. I will be a less homesick