After a bout of delays put the kibosh on Trader Joe's plans to open a location at Fourth and Market Streets this October, the company appears to be back on track and set to open in March.
It was nearly a year ago when we first heard that the estimable grocery chain had its eye on the subterranean Market Street spot beneath Old Navy, a basement used when the store opened for its abortive effort at edgy fashion (think Diesel), then as a stockroom, then as nothing at all. By August of 2016, TJ's confirmed the rumors and announced an October 14 opening. This opening date was soon delayed, just a few weeks after a call for employees was emitted.
As one would hope that people available in October have since found work, a second call for staff went out this week, the Ex reports, with an opening date in March. (That said, the Trader Joe's website hasn't caught up with the news, still suggesting that potential shoppers "check back for updates" in September.)
"Store employees, dubbed ‘Crew Members,’ consider themselves ‘traders on the culinary seas'...Some Crew Members sport brightly colored Hawaiian-themed shirts, adding to the friendly and light-hearted air of the store," the chain writes in its call for applications, which are to be submitted in person at the new store's location Monday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff at the soon-to-shutter Bristol Farms up the street at Westfield Centre, take note.