It's here! It's finally here!
Two years after announcing plans for a South Beach store
, the California-based market with a loyal following has revealed a date for the new location's debut.
Trader Joe's Miami Beach will open Tuesday, August 27, at 9 a.m. following a short ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:55.
Throughout the morning, Trader Joe's will celebrate with live music, food tastings, giveaways, and more.
The store's captain (Trader Joe-speak for store manager), Garret L. Stewart, will be on hand to welcome customers to the new shop. The company is known for promoting from its pool of in-store employees, and Stewart is no exception, with more than a decade of tenure at the vacation-themed grocery chain.
The 11,500-square-foot store will have a Miami feel, according to a Trader Joe's representative, and will include murals that pay tribute to local landmarks and attractions such as iconic South Beach streets.
Trader Joe's Miami Beach is part of the five-story, mixed-use development 17 West, which will include 28,142 square feet of retail and restaurant space, as well as with 200 parking spots.
This will be the second Trader Joe's in Miami-Dade. The first opened in Pinecrest in October 2013, when shoppers eagerly scooping up everything from frozen dumplings to affordable wine.
Trader Joe's. 1683 West Ave., Miami Beach; traderjoes.com. Opens Tuesday, August 27, at 9 a.m. Open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.