Trader Joe’s to set up shop in Amherst
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • January 07, 2013 @ 5:29pm
The international chain will set up in the Boulevard Consumer Square, 1565 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, near Lowe’s and Target. While the plaza will certainly be a one-stop shop, the presence of Trader Joe’s will add even more bustle to an already heavily-trafficked area.
Buffalo News reporter Sandra Tan lent more specifics, including that the location would be just south of Barnes and Noble, and that end of the plaza would be wholly reconstructed by Benderson Development to accommodate the chain.
Blooming out of a chain of convenience stores called Pronto Markets in the 1960s, Trader Joe’s had expanded into Western New York by opening a Rochester location in October 2012, shortly after announcing that it would make its way closer to Buffalo. In early September, S.J. clarified through KVIS representative Melissa Foster that the coming location wouldn’t be in Kenmore—but “you could bet it would be in a major quarter.”
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