Updated here. Updated 8/17: A new report suggests TJ's shut the store after learning employees wanted to unionize.
After 15 years at 138 E. 14th St. near Irving Place, the Trader Joe's Wine Shop – the only one in NYC (AND NEW YORK STATE) — shut down today.
A note on the door thanks patrons for the 15-plus years of business... and states that employees will be paid through Aug. 28. There is also a tease of "an even better wine shop experience"to come somehwhere ... post claims that employees received no warning of the closure.
Meanwhile, TJ wine shop fans are NOT pleased...
The Trader Joe's outpost next door remains open.
NYC TikTok is outraged that the Trader Joe’s wine store in Manhattan is closing pic.twitter.com/npdZsW9Gsv— Benjamin Goggin (@BenjaminGoggin) August 11, 2022