This Guy was the First Customer at Trader Joe’s on the Lower East Side

Posted on: October 22nd, 2018 at 5:09 am by

People queue for anything. Here on the Lower East Side, it was for the Friday morning debut of Trader Joe’s on Grand Street.

After years of hype, anticipation, and plenty of delays, the specialty grocer is finally a reality. It occupies 30,000 square-feet in the basement of The Rollins building at Essex Crossing (aka Site 5), and is now considered the largest location on the eastern seaboard.

One Boogie reader was there for the ceremony, and says he was first on line. Terry Keller raced in and also claims to have had the first purchase at 8:01am.

It remains to be seen whether the lines at the register are also the longest on the eastern seaboard.

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