There’s a storm coming and since our city is outfitted with some of the most modern conveniences and technology in the western world, that can only mean one thing: PANIC PARTY!! If you didn’t stock up, are you screwed by now? Maybe so. But here’s what we know so far: Trader Joe’s downtown is an absolute charlie foxtrot, with a line just to get in stretching from the door down Atlantic Ave. The store is picked clean on lots of stuff like bread and bottled water but still has plenty of other food, especially Name Tag beer, which is a step above water anyway. The store will be open early tomorrow from 6am-10am. What else? Dispatches from more of the Brokelyn street team below. What’s the scene like at your local?
Kelly Murphy reports:
C-Town in Park Slope (9th between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), is a madhouse: 24-pack Poland Spring on sale for $5.99 but running low, Clif Bars well-stocked at four for $5, all other essentials well-stocked except granola bars, which are wiped out. Once they run out, there’s currently a 3 hour wait for all deliveries.
The Target in Atlantic Center still appeared relatively well-stocked as of 5pm: they had a good bit of food on the shelves, and they were unloaded a fresh pallet of bottled water when I passed through. But the crowds — oh the crowds! It was like triple Saturday of death in there, and the lines for the registers stretched way back into the clothing sections. And the supplies might not last too long either, with some people in line buying like six cases of bottled water and three cases of soup (seriously? You need that much bottled water for two days?).
Best Buy Liquors in Fort Greene is also well-stocked and not crowded. Those are the real supplies you need to worry about.
Also, Trader Joe’s is planning on NOT being open at all on Sunday. Check back for the latest.
What is your local store like? Add the status to the comments to help people who are still trying to stock up!