My two favorite grocery stores are Wegmans and Trader Joe's. Utica has neither. So, I find myself constantly driving 45 minutes to Syracuse to go grocery shopping at Wegmans. Recently, I heard a rumor from Trader Joe's in Rochester that there will soon be a Trader Joe's opening in Syracuse. Needless to say, I was excited. Could it be--another one of my favorite grocery stores heading somewhat close to home? I contacted Trader Joe's and got a response. 


UPDATE:

This is the latest.

Here's the Post-Standard's story (syracuse.com).


Since the publication of this article, multiple news organizations are reporting that Trader Joe's could be coming to Dewitt, just outside of Syracuse.

Here's CNYCentral.com's story.

Here's the Post-Standard's story.

This, just a few weeks after I received my response below from the company.


I emailed Trader Joe's, and I received this response:

"Dear Zach,

Thank you for the note.  We are still expanding, but at this time there are no plans for a Trader Joe's in this Syracuse.

Sincerely,

Trader Joe's
Customer Relations"

(Permission was granted to post the above response from a Trader Joe's Custer Relations receptionist after calling the department.)