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New York - Robert K. Futterman & Associates, LLC (RKF), an independent real estate firm specializing in retail leasing and investment sales, has been selected by Trader Joe's Co., Inc. to represent the specialty retail grocer in its expansion into Manhattan.
RFK c.e.o. Robert Futterman and senior director Sal Ferrigno are representing Trader Joe's in its expansion plans. The real estate firm already represents the company in the city's outer boroughs. Trader Joe's is looking at sites from 9,000 square feet to 12,000 square feet throughout Manhattan.
"Trader Joe's is considering opening multiple locations in Manhattan," Futterman said. "We have conducted extensive market analysis to determine appropriate sites and have already toured a number of them. The ideal locations are those in Manhattan's high-density residential neighborhoods."
Trader Joe's has already established grocery stores in Westchester County and Long Island, N.Y., including the towns of Commack, Merrick, Hewlett, Oceanside, Lake Grove, Plainview, Larchmont, and Scarsdale. It will soon open another location in Hartsdale, N.Y.
Trader Joe's began in 1958 as a chain of convenience stores called Pronto Markets in the Los Angeles area. Trader Joe's currently has more than 200 stores in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington.