Trader Joe’s Is Coming to Brooklyn

Hawaiian shirts, Two Buck Chuck and egg rolls will soon be big topics of conversation on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street in Brooklyn.

That’s right, folks: Trader Joe’s is finally coming to Brooklyn.

The borough’s first outpost of the wildly popular grocery store will sit at 130 Court Street in the Sovereign Bank building, according to a reliable source. The chain recently signed a lease for 14,500 square feet in the building, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. No word on how much Trader Joe’s will be paying, but a neighborhood broker told The Observer that retail space can go for upwards of $100 per square foot for the year.

Rumors have been floating around for months of a possible Trader Joe’s location in Brooklyn. The talk was that the chain was opening up at One Brooklyn Bridge Park, but sources say that this information was inaccurate.

The first New York City Trader Joe’s opened in Manhattan in March 2006 to much fanfair. Lines trailed out the door for weeks, and the store itself looked as if it had been hit by a tornado at the end of most days.

Is Queens next? We think so. Trader Joe’s Is Coming to Brooklyn