Trader Joe’s at Essex Crossing to Close Next Week for ‘Cleaning Day’

Posted on: April 15th, 2020 at 5:03 am by

Photo: Karlin Chan

The Trader Joe’s basement outpost at Essex Crossing will temporarily close next week as part of an overall cleaning effort by corporate.

The closure on April 24 is reportedly an “additional precautionary cleaning and sanitization” measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The grocery chain announced the cleaning schedule on Monday.

It’s one of a dozen Trader Joe’s supermarkets around the city undergoing a massive wipe-down.

The move is likely in response to coronavirus infections at the Upper West Side, Union Square, SoHo, and Chelsea locations.

Full schedule:

  • April 20: East Village Trader Joe’s on 436 East 14th Street
  • April 21: Brooklyn City Point Trader Joe’s at 445 Gold Street
  • April 21: Upper West Side Trader Joe’s at 2073 Broadway
  • April 22: Murray Hill Trader Joe’s at 200 East 32nd Street
  • April 23: Rego Park Trader Joe’s at 90-30 Metropolitan Avenue
  • April 24: Essex Crossing Trader Joe’s at 400 Grand Street
  • April 24: Union Square Trader Joe’s grocery at 142 East 14th Street
  • April 27: Union Square Trader Joe’s wine shop at 138 East 14th Street
  • April 27: Chelsea Trader Joe’s on 675 Sixth Avenue
  • April 28: Brooklyn Trader Joe’s at 130 Court Street
  • April 28: SoHo Trader Joe’s at 233 Spring Street
  • April 28: Upper West Side Trader Joe’s at 670 Columbus Avenue

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