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
2 years ago

Can we talk about that cheap looking ceiling ?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Should’ve left it open

Anonymous
2 years ago

the ceiling does not match the outside.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Can we have a Midtown location?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Brickell!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

or Downtown, right in the middle

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

i prefer a big banana

Jessica
2 years ago

That’s Publix niche. Bad produce and prices in the range of Whole Foods but with a crappy experience certainly sounds like they have been trying to put a Banana up the ass of SoBe residents for years!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Presidente supermarket is going organic.

Better for your bank account

Miami1
2 years ago

Dale, organic chicharrones!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

omg- bitch bitch bitch.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Oh goody!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Looks like they just renovated an old office building

Anonymous
2 years ago

Love the art deco font

Anonymous
2 years ago

Love the red carts.

Anonymous
2 years ago

When does it open?

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

What so special about Trader Joe’s?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Heck, I’ve been wondering that myself….

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lmao! My mistake, I am a dingleberry! Haha

Anonymous
2 years ago

my dingleberry is ready to be removed

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

Bogota.. lol….

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Miami1
2 years ago

Agree, overpriced crap…Publix baby!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Does a mango tree count?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Goblin simpletons, Winn Dixie is the best.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Protecting my rights are important.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Publix is a PAC disguised as a grocery store

Anonymous
2 years ago

Publix sucks for being anti-marijuana legislation

John Patagonia
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

you’re factually wrong