Pittsford, N.Y. - John DiRoma is excited about the new Trader Joe's store in Pittsford Plaza. He hopes to work there. DiRoma has been out of work for a year and has heard good things about the company.
The store will open October 5th, but is hiring full and part-time workers on site, outside its store in Pittsford.
Plaza owners say they have never seen the hype over a new store as they have with Trader Joes. Mike Wilmot told us, "People know the brand, they know that name. They know it offers unique products and is a fun place to shop."
Wilmot says though some retailers are worried about parking issues, there are 900 parking places in that part of the shopping plaza.
He says things might be busy in the opening weeks, but will be fine once it settles down.
Wilmot also says competitors like Wegmans really aren't worried about having a Trader Joe's nearby. For one he says, this is a much smaller store, 14,000 square feet, with unique offerings.
He says people will shop at both places and both can compete in the same plaza.