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Jan 16, 2009 03:33 PM

Trader Joes 14th St- when is it not a madhouse?

Any good time to go the Trader Joe's on 14th Street? Last time I was there it was a half hour line snaking through the entire store.

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  1. I tend to get there just before closing time. If you arrive at 9:45 PM, they don't throw you out, and you can shop past 10PM. They do run out of things and need to restock, but that might happen at any hour.

    1. Be there when it opens and the whole store is yours. During the week of course.

      1. I agree with princepork that you should go when it opens. Every time I go there late (after 8:30pm) there are less people but at the same time they run out of A LOT OF things. One time I went there at 9pm and I thought the store was robbed because all the shelves are so empty. I asked a staff what happened and he said it was a mad day and everything was out.

        1. It's usually pretty dead after 9 on Fridays and Saturdays. People with lives aren't at TJs. That being said, the one in Brooklyn is never that crowded.

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          1. re: guyonatlantic

            Right when they open...9am, weekend mornings and after 8:30pm. The worst is after work.

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