Trader Joe's to open in DeWitt this year

Trader Joe's
confirms it has signed a lease to open a new store in DeWitt. The store will be located at the 3440 Erie Boulevard East and will be approximately 12,200 square feet. The new store is moving into a plaza occupied by Raymour & Flanigan.

According to the company, the "Trader" in Trader Joe's refers to the way the company blazed a distinct trail through the grocery industry, searching the world for great values and distinctive products. Store employees, dubbed "Crew Members," consider themselves "traders on the culinary high seas." Crew Members sport brightly colored Hawaiian-themed shirts, adding to the friendly and light-hearted air of the store, a prepared news release said.

Trader Joe's operates 400 stores in 35 states.