Utica Mayor Shares Social Media Campaign to Bring Trader Joe’s Grocery Store to City
Trader Joe's website contains a "Location Request" where anyone can request a Trader Joe's come to their town or neighborhood. The grocer notes, "there are no guarantees, but being wanted matters to us."
One reply to Mayor Palmieri's Facebook post suggested Bagg's Square West, in an area north of Oriskany Blvd and between the AUD and Genesee Street. That location would be near the to-be developed Mohawk Valley Healthcare hospital.
The city is currently home to four grocery stores, Price Choppers in North and South Utica, Hannaford in East Utica and Chanatry's on French Road.
Bonus Video - Utica's Hidden City Seal at Bagg's Square
In this Haunts and Legends of NY Extra, the explores find a little known carving of the city's seal hidden on a building in the neighborhood.