Trader Joe's, that grocery haven of frozen dumplings, peanut butter pretzels and hilariously shady line updates, is movin' on up—to Harlem, that is.
The new location is the thirteenth in NYC, and the first in upper Manhattan. TJ's will occupy 28,000 square feet on the lower level of the upcoming Urban League Empowerment Center at 21 West 125th Street. The grocer joins a previously announced Target location, which will occupy 44,000 square feet of the 17-story complex.
Alongside those retail giants, the center will house the Urban Civil Rights Experience Museum, New York State's first civil rights museum, as well as the headquarters of the National Urban League and office space for local non-profits including the United Negro College Fund, Jazzmobile and 100 Black Men, Inc. Expected to be completed in 2023, the development will also include 170 affordable rental apartments for low-income New Yorkers.
“We are beyond thrilled to bring the National Urban League back to Harlem, open the first civil rights museum in the state, and now, one of most beloved grocery stores in the country alongside it," said S. Andrew Katz, principal of the Prusik Group, which is co-developing the project. “We're looking forward to welcoming the community to what will be a cultural and commercial hub for Harlem in 2023.”
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