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magnolia Apr 11, 2012 06:52 PM

Anyone have any news about when TJs is opening?

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    cook152 RE: magnolia Apr 11, 2012 07:02 PM

    A friend called me yesterday and said she heard on the radio they would open in two weeks with two more planned for the area. I've heard nothing.

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      Roger K RE: magnolia Apr 11, 2012 08:51 PM

      "An official opening date hasn’t been set, but Trader Joe’s is shooting for late spring/early summer" according to The Business Review.

      http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/new...

      If you drive by and look at the progress, there is nothing inside that would imply that they could open in the next couple of weeks.

      1. AmyH RE: magnolia Apr 12, 2012 09:18 AM

        Their website just says "coming soon" for that location. I was surprised at how small the space is. I know TJs aren't big, but I figured they'd take the whole building, not a third of it.

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          Roger K RE: AmyH Apr 12, 2012 09:35 AM

          I agree with you. I've only been in 2 or 3 of their locations, but I too expected them to occupy all or most of the existing building. There was an interesting article about how the spiral ham store in the adjacent building almost deep sixed the entire deal.

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            AmyH RE: Roger K Apr 12, 2012 09:55 AM

            I hadn't heard that! Where was the article?

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              Roger K RE: AmyH Apr 12, 2012 10:11 AM

              In the Business Review...
              http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/pri...

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                AmyH RE: Roger K Apr 12, 2012 11:46 AM

                Interesting! Thanks for sharing that. It does sound more like the Honeybaked Ham issue was more of a speedbump (as they described it ) due to their existing lease and not an overt protest by the owners. I'm glad it worked out favorably for all, especially those of us in the We Want Trader Joe's group!

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                  davmar77 RE: AmyH May 7, 2012 05:54 AM

                  i guess the ham store hasn't figured out that this will bring more biz to this location. DUH!

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                    MisterBill2 RE: AmyH May 30, 2012 09:28 PM

                    They probably took advantage of the situation to get a good deal on their lease renewal. Does TJ's even sell ham? I keep kosher so I never look for it, obviously. If they do, I'm sure it's cheaper than HBH.

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            magnolia RE: magnolia Apr 12, 2012 06:46 PM

            Thanks to all who replied! I moved to Queensbury last fall and have missed TJs (Hartsdale and Eastchester in Westchester County) for a number of things, especially nuts and some mustards and sauces.

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              Roger K RE: magnolia Jun 3, 2012 09:27 PM

              I drove by on Saturday to check on the progress. Very little work done inside, but some refrigeration/freezer display cases have been delivered.

            2. davmar77 RE: magnolia May 8, 2012 01:21 PM

              apparently a variance was in order for the planned walk in addition and it was passed a few days ago so everything is a go.

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                magnolia RE: davmar77 May 12, 2012 07:39 PM

                Thanks for the encouragement!

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                jkent RE: magnolia Jun 4, 2012 04:25 AM

                Opening August 3:
                http://blog.timesunion.com/tablehoppi...

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                  financialdistrictresident RE: jkent Aug 2, 2012 04:33 AM

                  Tomorrow's the big day . . .only 80 or so parking spots. Police will be on hand to direct traffic :)

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