Via Gothamist and The Brooklyn Eagle, the word’s been leaked that Trader Joe’s will take over the vacant Independence Savings Bank building at the corner of Court and Atlantic in Downtown Brooklyn – at the juncture of Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, and Cobble Hill.
It’s in my neck of the woods – about 6 blocks away from my apt! (The first Whole Foods in Brooklyn will be in Park Slope – sadly, 15 blocks away from me; opening date has not been announced.)
But TJ’s arrogance over battery cage eggs still leaves a bad taste in my mouth – it took over 4 months of campaigning by the Humane Society of the United States before they stopped purchasing battery cage eggs for their store brand. And they STILL carry and sell battery cage eggs from other distributors, urgh.
Though I would prefer they don’t sell any eggs at all, both Whole Foods and Wild Oats have policies where they only sell cage-free eggs, for all of their in-store brands and other distributors. It’s about time TJ does the same!