The Crazy Line Outside Trader Joe’s on Grand Street

Posted on: April 6th, 2020 at 5:04 am by

Photo: Karlin Chan

This is the queue outside Trader Joe’s on Grand Street. Distanced six feet apart, the line of shoppers snaked around onto Clinton Street and up to Broome.

It’s a scene that plays out daily amidst the COVID-19 shutdown, as residents scramble for groceries.

We were told that management allows a store occupancy of fifty to sixty customers inside.

This Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing is one of the last Manhattan locations still open. The Chelsea, Union Square, and SoHo stores all temporarily closed after employees tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, no Trader Joe’s will be open on Easter Sunday.

Good luck out there.

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