When will Trader Joe's open?

trader joes wolf road exterior 2012-05-30

The exterior, as of this week.

It's Supermarket Week again on AOA. All this week we'll have posts comparing, thinking, and talking about supermarkets. Hey, we all have to eat.

Update: The contest is now closed, but you'd still like to guess, go for it. Your guess just won't be part of the contest.

We don't know when the Trader Joe's on Wolf Road will open. If we did, we'd tell you.

So, let's have some fun. In the comments, guess the date you think the store will open. If you're correct, we'll give you a $25 gift card to TJ's. (please see details below)

We stopped by the store's location this week and peeked in the windows. The floor is now in, as are some of the shelving units (photo post jump). The company has said it plans to open the store during the second quarter of 2012 -- though things might have been slowed by a permit snag (now resolved).

Important: All comments must be submitted by noon on Thursday (May 31, 2012) to be considered. One entry per person. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment (seriously, we want to give you gift card if you win). Please include the month and day you think the store will open. We will consider that all dates are for 2012 unless specifically mentioned otherwise. "Opening day" will be the first day the store is open for shopping to the general public as stated by the company. (If an opening date is announced before the entry deadline May 31 at noon -- the game's over and there will be no winner.) If multiple people pick the date correctly, a winner will be picked at random from the correct entries. The winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours of being notified.

trader joes wolf road peek inside 2012-05-30

Supermarket Week 2012:
+ Delivery! Comparing ShopRite from Home and Price Chopper Shops4U
+ Annoyed in aisle 5

Find It

Site of future Trader Joe's
79 Wolf Road
Colonie, NY 12205


My guess is Saturday June 16

Wednesday June 20 - First Day of Summer would be nice!

August 1.

Saturday June 30th

July 29th

August 1st, 2012

July 12!

Saturday June 30th, before July 4th holiday

June 23.

June 25th!

June 29, at 8am sharp!

Friday, June 22

July 2nd

June 27th!

August 9th.

Not soon enough! But my guess is June 14th.

I bet if we started a petition we could get them to open it sooner.

July 8th


August 7th is my guess.

July 10

June 21st.

I am going to go with June 22nd.

I'm going to go with July 31st

June 13

Friday, July 13th. Yup, the store will be cuuuuurrrrsed!

july 2

June 24.

My guess: Saturday, August 25!
I'm dying for TJ's to open!!!!

I'm going with June 30th. I'm envisioning a grand opening tied in with July 4th food shopping.

July 3

June 29, since my original guess was taken. :)

August 25th

July 9, followed by Wolf Rd. self-imploding on July 10.

June 28, 2012

July 7th.

Sunday, July 1st.

July 12th.

Friday, June 22nd

August 15

June 17th


Thursday, June 21 ... for my birthday. ;)

July 14th!

june 30th

June 22

7/11 - Free slurpees for everyone!

Sunday, June 24th!

June 22

June 20th 2012

June 20th

June 18th

Thursday June 28

I was at Christmas Tree shops in Colonie Center sometime in March when a man walked to customer service desk and asked for directions to Trader Joe's (!). I told him that the store isn't open yet, it may open in May. Guess I was wrong.

July 14th

June 13th

July 15, 2012

said Lou on May, 30, 2012

June 28th!

June 18th............. cant wait!!!

August 22nd

June 28.

June 25th!

That's my bday, so it has to be the correct answer, right?

August 27th!

Wednesday, July 25

June 29

June 21st

September 13

June 30.

August 6th!

(are we counting soft open or "offficial grand opening"?)

July 16

August 10

July 2

July 5

I'm going with July 11!

August 15th

July 20

August 11

June 15, 2012

July 1st

September 2

Well, I was going to guess June 21st or 22nd, but people have already guessed those. So I'll guess June 19th.

July 31 (but I wish it were sooner).

June 27.

June 28th

July 1st.

July 3

August 14th...can't wait!

July 6th

I'll go with my birthday - July 2nd! Though I'll be out of town!

July 13th!

August 8th. These seem to go middle of the week. See Shop Rite on Central's Thursday opening.

Friday, June 22

July 1st - in time for 4th of July

August 30th

August 3rd :-)

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