Gristedes Ends Trader-Grocer Experiment

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Early in 2009, Trader Joe's sued Gristedes for opening a shop called "Trader John's" near Union Square. Then Gristedes obscured the signage and later changed the name to Grocer John's, says Jeremiah's Vanishing New York. After a yearlong struggle with identity, the store is donezo. [Vanishing N.Y.]