Trader Joe’s Coming to Corning!

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 in Local News

For many of us on the North Side of Corning, there’s excitement in the air over the coming Tops supermarket in the plaza with Original Italian Pizza. I can walk there from my house, so I strolled over this morning to get more info. Many of you may already know this but I was absolutely shocked to hear from the the construction supervisor that this isn’t going to be a Tops at all! Yes, Tops was the intended original tenant, but the space was “too small for their needs” and they pulled out. ¬†Desperate to find a new tenant, the plaza owner reached out to other grocery brands to fill the partially finished supermarket space.

Trader Joe’s to the Rescue!

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Cool people rejoice! Trader Joe’s came riding in on a white stallion. If you’re not familiar with Trader Joe’s, this isn’t your standard supermarket. Normally found in larger cities or suburbs, Trader Joe’s has high quality food, amazing prices, and a store-brand that can’t be beat. If you know anyone who has ever lived by one, they’ve already told you about their favorite Trader Joe’s products (personally I love Trader Joe’s Fresh Salsa). Also, all staff members wear Hawaiian shirts, which is pretty awesome.

Hold onto your seats. There’s more…

The Friendly’s that is currently located in the plaza with this future food mecca is becoming the popular chain restaurant… wait for it…¬†Cheesecake Factory! How I understood it is that Trader Joe’s has some sort of building partnership with Cheesecake Factory, and that’s why we are getting both at the same time. Not familiar? Cheesecake Factory is known for their ridiculously large meals that no human could possibly follow with a giant slice of cheesecake, but they do anyway. I’m incredibly depressed about how all of this is happening right before I move… and all within walking distance to my house!

The Timeline

Because construction was partially completed for the supermarket space, the Cheesecake Factory is moving along relatively quickly in order to catch up. Both are projected to be completed mid-summer. In fact, if you drive by today you’ll see that 100% of this was a lie. Happy April Fool’s day suckers.

Myles Lasco

Myles Lasco

Former Website Director and Head Writer at Tacomatose.com
Myles started UrbanCorning.com and Facebook.com/UrbanCorning in 2008, and ran it until May of 2014. Myles moved to Tacoma, WA and his new website can be found at: www.tacomatose.com.
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34 Comments

  1. Damon Smith
    April 1, 2014

    April Fools

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  2. Tiffany Constable
    April 1, 2014

    Cruel joke

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  3. Brenna Baker
    April 1, 2014

    Nothing tops Wegmans!

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  4. Chandra Stull
    April 1, 2014

    Shut up. ..no way!!!!….really? ??

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  5. Molly Luedeman
    April 1, 2014

    April fool’s all the way

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  6. Ginnie Lupi
    April 1, 2014

    april fool!!!!

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  7. Ken Moyer
    April 1, 2014

    Well played! lol

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  8. Kylene Kiah
    April 1, 2014

    DAMN IT!!!

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  9. Amanda Basabakwinshi
    April 1, 2014

    I’ve been had…

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  10. Kylene Kiah
    April 1, 2014

    VERY well played!!

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  11. Dustin James
    April 1, 2014

    Even if this were true, what on earth do we need with that place? Honestly, I’ve never understood the appeal. Especially with Wegmans in our back yard.

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  12. Marcie Stratton
    April 1, 2014

    Lies!!!!

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  13. Kristen Johnson Stewart
    April 1, 2014

    omg I am CRUSHED

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  14. Jim Recotta
    April 1, 2014

    I knew this was a joke…no grocery could beat Wegmans and Cheesecake Factory would NEVER open a store in Cornhole!

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  15. Josh Powers
    April 1, 2014

    That’s hilarious!

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  16. Rowena McCarty
    April 1, 2014

    darn it; gotta drive to Rochester

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  17. Janice Sullivan
    April 1, 2014

    Wow… didn’t know this.

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  18. Marshall Hyde
    April 1, 2014

    If this is an April Fool’s joke it is a cruel one. I couldn’t give a rat’s patootie about a cheesecake factory, but Trader Joes! I WISH.

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  19. Keith Hoover
    April 1, 2014

    That’s just mean!

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  20. Tracey Knapp
    April 1, 2014

    April Fools!!!

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  21. Marraine Kettell
    April 1, 2014

    You might just have made a mild mannered liberal progressive clergy person violent with that one.

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  22. Lisa Hagen Christiansen
    April 1, 2014

    So rude! LOL!

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  23. Amanda Arduini
    April 1, 2014

    I have a feeling your trying to trick us. . .nothing gets by you

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  24. Jackson Merrill
    April 1, 2014

    Almost believed it until I remembered what day it was

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  25. Rosalyn Fountaine
    April 1, 2014

    Love trader joes

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  26. Mike Divincenzo
    April 1, 2014

    I live in the ‘burbs of Pittsburgh and we’re getting a third TJ’s in our area. The newest one will be much closer to my house. Sorry Corning! (But you’re lucky to have a Wegmans!)

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  27. Vince Smith
    April 1, 2014

    Damon Smith, where are you going to get your organic bean sprouts?

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  28. Elizabeth Cornell
    April 1, 2014

    I was super excited… You ruined my day…

    Reply
  29. Amber Felker
    April 1, 2014

    So we should all share this on our walls now!

    Reply
  30. Debra Beardsell Jay
    April 1, 2014

    Broke my heart!

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  31. Denise Marie Olson
    April 1, 2014

    I am soooo bummed. I need a trip ASAP!

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  32. Francine Egli
    April 1, 2014

    I think I’m gonna cry!!!

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  33. Kris Moses Truskolaski
    April 2, 2014

    So cruel!

    Reply
  34. Denise Owens Reppert
    April 2, 2014

    Hate hoax posts…..even on April Fools.

    Reply

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