NYC TRADER JOE’S WINE SHOP ON 14th St. SUDDENLY CLOSED, PERMANENTLY!


If you are a fan of one of the best wine shop’s New York City had (Trader Joe’s on East 14th Street) you will be very shocked and saddened by this news. The wine shop is HISTORY.

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/new-york-citys-only-trader-joes-wine-store-has-closed-081122

Trader Joe’s sole New York WINE STORE, next to a regular Trader Joe’s on 14th Street near 3rd Avenue. This was my favorite wine shop in NYC. Great curated selections, great prices. Nice knowledgeable staff. They say they are looking for a “better location”? (I hope the next location might be the Upper West Side) There is very old New York “blue law” that states a company like Trader Joe’s can only have ONE store in the state. So this was the only TJ’s Wine Store in the whole state of New York.

Why so suddenly?

Reddit thread said it was issues with NYU who owns the building it’s in which is a dorm and having liquor so close by. One reader said they heard it closed because the workers were talking of unionizing.

https://p2a.co/PN3k0Fq

This is a petition by workers from the store who state the reason for the sudden closure as “union busting”.

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