UPPER WEST SIDE — Trader Joe’s is moving on up.
The supermarket chain plans to open a new location farther north on the Upper West Side, company spokeswomn Alison Mochizuki said.
The California-based grocery store signed a lease for the ground floor and lower level of 670 Columbus Ave., at the southwest corner of West 93rd Street, Mochizuki said in a statement Monday.
The store will be the chain's second outpost in the neighborhood, alongside one at West 72nd Street and Broadway.
The new branch is expected to open within the first six months of 2017 and will be approximately 12,100 square feet.
The Klein Group, a New Jersey-based real estate agency, bought Trader Joe's new retail space in October for approximately $60.5 million, according to The Real Deal. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This is not the only new Trader Joe’s on the city's horizon.
The chain is expected to open a branch in Kips Bay this summer, and there are talks of it opening another outpost on East 14th Street between Avenues A and B.
The announcement came weeks after Fairway, an Upper West Side grocery store staple, filed for bankruptcy on May 2.
This new Trader Joe's location will compete with a Whole Foods four blocks north on West 97th Street.