[Outside the TJ's on 14th & A on Saturday]
Trader Joe's, which previously closed several outposts on the East Coast after staffers tested positive for COVID-19, will shut down several neighborhood locations for a day of cleaning.
Here's the schedule via the TJ's website:
• April 20 — 436 E. 14th St. at Avenue A
• April 24 — 142 E. 14th St. in Union Square AND 400 Grand St. in Essex Crossing
• April 27 — the wine shop at 138 E. 14th St. in Union Square
These are just one-day closures.
And here's the official TJ's message about all this:
At Trader Joe’s, there is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our Crew Members and customers. We believe in being proactive and transparent in addressing issues, and we value information and clear communication. With this in mind, we have temporarily closed some stores related to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, including for additional, precautionary cleaning and sanitization.
We have made sure all Crew Members at the respective locations have been informed and understand the steps to take to best safeguard their own health and the health of their community. For any unplanned store closure, Trader Joe’s pays all Crew Members for their scheduled shifts.
And Pinch shared this photo from Friday, when the line for the Union Square TJ's wrapped around Third Avenue ...
Previously on EV Grieve:
Union Square Trader Joe's temporarily closed after employee is suspected of having COVID-19