Trader Joe’s Reveals New Store at 121 West 125th Street in Harlem, Manhattan

Rendering of 121 West 125th Street - Beyer Blinder BelleRendering of 121 West 125th Street - Beyer Blinder Belle

Trader Joe’s will soon open a new grocery store in Harlem, the chain’s first location in Upper Manhattan. The store will occupy 28,000 square feet of ground-floor space of the forthcoming Urban League Empowerment Center at 121 West 125th Street.

Developers responsible for the new property include The Prusik Group, BRP Companies, L+M Development Partners, and Taconic Partners. When complete, the Urban League Empowerment Center will also house the new headquarters and conference center for the National Urban League, as well as the Urban Civil Rights Experience Museum, New York State’s first civil rights museum, and a new Target.

Additional components will include 170 units of supportive and affordable housing for low-income New Yorkers making 30 to 80 percent of Area Median Income.

“This continues to be a dream project for our development team,” said S. Andrew Katz, principal of The Prusik Group. “We are beyond thrilled to bring the National Urban League back to Harlem, open the first civil rights museum in the state, and now, one of most beloved grocery stores in the country alongside it. We’re looking forward to welcoming the community to what will be a cultural and commercial hub for Harlem in 2023.”

Rendering of 121 West 125th Street - Beyer Blinder Belle

Rendering of 121 West 125th Street – Beyer Blinder Belle

Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle, the entire structure will comprise 414,000 square feet and top out at 17 stories. As revealed by YIMBY in August, renderings of the project depict a six-story podium with floor-to-ceiling windows and a punched-in balcony outlined in darker glass along West 125th Street. Above the podium levels, the residential tower is set back from the West 125th Street elevation and overlooks what will likely be private recreational area for building tenants.

Construction is expected to wrap by 2023.

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17 Comments on "Trader Joe’s Reveals New Store at 121 West 125th Street in Harlem, Manhattan"

  1. Angel's Body (David). | January 13, 2021 at 8:24 am | Reply

    In developer’s form from design by its revealed, able to produce beautiful progress: Hello New York YIMBY.

  2. Might want to fix the caption under the first photo… poor BBB…

  3. I would like to get application for this apartment

  4. It seems the second rendering keeps getting photoshopped by the architects with all the new store logos. Just something I noticed. ?

  5. It’s sounds like a great idea.. in the end ppl from all over the world will love there except for Harlem residents who lived through the changes in the neighborhood. They won’t have a an opportunity to live there….. just shop there or maybe work in the stores… the income will be unrealistic or the credit store will unobtainable ..

  6. Would like an app as well. Thanks for the hard work.

  7. Christopher Emanuel | January 18, 2021 at 9:21 pm | Reply

    I would like to have an application please

  8. Concerned Harlemite | January 19, 2021 at 3:17 pm | Reply

    We’ll see how long until there’s a shooting there. It only took a few months for bullets to start flying at the Whole Foods right across the street. After all “this is Harlem, man”. I only hope all these developers and investors had given it all some thought.

  9. I would love to have an apartment of 3 bedrooms

  10. I would like an application for the low income development

  11. Xiomara Ramirez | January 24, 2021 at 12:16 pm | Reply

    Xiomara Ramirez, please send me a application of 3 bedroom, to mail mail please.

  12. I am looking forward to Traders Joe and all of the new developments in Harlem. I would love to find information on applications for the affordable housing.

  13. Imelda pebenito | January 31, 2021 at 12:43 am | Reply

    I want an pllicatiin please for a one bedroom thank you.

  14. I agree with you Leo. Original Harlem residents are being pushed out of their community. Rents go up, prices of food and other necessities go up and incomes don’t go up except for new expats moving in.

  15. Imelda pebenito | February 2, 2021 at 5:56 pm | Reply

    68 years old senior. I want an application please. Email me an application please thank you very much.

  16. Beatrice Davidson | March 15, 2021 at 2:00 am | Reply

    I’m born and raised in Harlem. I wish they would restore the MART. Let’s keep one piece of historic Harlem. Since the residents won’t be able to stay but visit.

  17. stop asking for applications on this site. you will not be provided with any.

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