11/22/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Trader Joe's Opens On Upper West Side

Thanks to the excited crowd dutifully lined up outside the store, the much-anticipated Trader Joe's UWS opened a bit early this morning. No cookies outside like the Chelsea opening, but we'll take a ten minute head start. Employees welcomed the shoppers with clamorous applause, Hawaiian leis (we even got two) and a two-piece Caribbean inflected band (tropical-feel musical highlights included renditions of "Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffet and "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid).

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