Trader Joe’s Is Now Just Days Away From Opening In South Beach

Workers are putting the finishing touches on the Trader Joe’s store in South Beach, and a grand opening is likely just days away.

Trader Joe’s fan Terry Keller took photos of the interior last week showing that shelving, price tags, and shopping carts are already in place – although no products appear to be on the shelves yet. Employees wearing the company’s Hawaiian shirts can be seen working inside.

Keller, who lives near the new South Beach store, was at the front of a long line for the opening of a Trader Joe’s store in New York’s Lower East Side last year, becoming the first ever customer there.

The South Beach location will be around 15,000 square feet, about half the size the Lower East Side store which is 30,000 square feet (and said to be the largest Trader Joe’s on the eastern seaboard).

Trader Joe’s still hasn’t announced a grand opening date for the South Beach store, but Keller speculated that it could open July 15 or August 1.

 

(photos: terry keller)

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Anonymous

Can we talk about that cheap looking ceiling ?

Anonymous

Should’ve left it open

Anonymous

the ceiling does not match the outside.

Anonymous

unless you pass out from excitement or too many free wine samples, doubt you’ll be looking at the ceiling.

Anonymous

Can we have a Midtown location?

Anonymous

Brickell!!!

Anonymous

or Downtown, right in the middle

Anonymous

Idk what all the fuss is about, ceiling, cashiers, the pistachio columns and even the shopping carts make the place look cheap.

Anonymous

Cant wait, especially since Whole Foods is getting worse and worse….

Anonymous

Nice to have another option but I think they are apples to oranges..

Anonymous

exactly, the apples at Traders are better than the oranges at Whole Foods…

Anonymous

i prefer a big banana

Anonymous

Presidente supermarket is going organic.

Better for your bank account

Miami1

Dale, organic chicharrones!!!

Anonymous

Since many if not most of the local customers will be riding bikes or scooters – did they provide ground level bike racks? I hope so. The racks at the publix at 5 and Alton are nearly always full of bikes.

I hope locals don’t have to ride up the ramp into the parking garage. I suspect TJ didn’t provide any racks outside considering the tiny sidewalks.

Anonymous

omg- bitch bitch bitch.

Anonymous

People like this person want to turn Miami Beach into another Boca Raton.

Anonymous

Oh goody!

Anonymous

Looks like they just renovated an old office building

Anonymous

Love the art deco font

Anonymous

Love the red carts.

Anonymous

When does it open?

Anonymous

No parking = walking customers only
… and taking your shopping bags home on the handle bars.

Anonymous

what are you talking about? They have an attached parking garage.

Anonymous

What so special about Trader Joe’s?

Anonymous

Heck, I’ve been wondering that myself….

Anonymous

Is that really what we’re calling Dadeland now? “The lower east side”? Stop with the New York references, these neighborhoods already have names.

And yes, those classroom ceiling lights were not the best design choice.

Anonymous

it says *New York’s Lower East Side* ya dingleberry

Anonymous

Lmao! My mistake, I am a dingleberry! Haha

Anonymous

my dingleberry is ready to be removed

Anonymous

WTF ? i thought the guy was talking about NYC wondering where in the hell there is a Trader’s on the lower east… thanks — it’s Pinecrest dumb ass. yes, i agree. these NYC references are so lame … this is nothing like NYC and making references is stupid and confuses those of us who have lived / live there. make references to Bogota instead

Anonymous

Bogota.. lol….

Anonymous

Cut them some slack.. the furthest most people in Miami travel to is Orlando.

Anonymous

Wow I really might start calling dadeland “The Lower East Side”

Anonymous

Not impressed, Publix or Sedano’s are better any time!

Miami1

Agree, overpriced crap…Publix baby!!

Anonymous

Publix is way more expensive than TJ’s for the same crap you can get at Sedanos/presidente for less. Publix suxs!

Anonymous

quit your belly aching and grow your own produce at home and buy a cow

Anonymous

Does a mango tree count?

Anonymous

Goblin simpletons, Winn Dixie is the best.

Anonymous

Publix sucks for donating to the NRA… Trader Joe’s does not do that..

Anonymous

Protecting my rights are important.

Anonymous

Another reason not to shop at Trader Joe’s then…

Anonymous

Publix is a PAC disguised as a grocery store

Anonymous

Publix sucks for being anti-marijuana legislation

John Patagonia

The only thing good at Publix is their fire BOGO offers.

Anonymous

you’re factually wrong