Trader Joe’s Is Now Under Construction In Midtown Miami

Construction is underway on a Trader Joe’s store in Midtown Miami neighborhood.

It will become the first Trader Joe’s store within City of Miami limits.

City records show that a master construction permit to build out the store was issued on June 3.

In total, 14,795 square feet of space is being built out at an estimated cost of $2.2 million.

Trader Joe’s also filed several additional permits in the past few days to install signs on the building.

The new Trader Joe’s store will be located on the ground floor of the Gio Midtown building, which was completed in 2020.

 

 

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Anonymous
5 months ago

I can’t wait to wait in line to get in, wait in line to check out, and wait in the garage with all my groceries to go home.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yeah hopefully they’ll start delivering just like Whole Foods does.

Anonymous
5 months ago

The lines to get in were because of pandemic precautions. The checkouts are quick. Many people will be able to walk to this location.
Miami can support more locations, which will help. (Brickell, Grove, Gables, Doral, etc.)

Anonymous
5 months ago

During the pandemic they had lines that made it seem like it was long! I admired that they didn’t over pack! Longest I waited outside in line was maybe 10 minutes.. once you got in you had the store to yourself it was awesome

Realtalk Reilly
5 months ago

Let me tell you something. Those lines outside Trader Joe were BS. There was room in the store for WAY more people than they were letting in, even with social distancing. That was 100% a marketing gimmick directed at everybody driving by Trader Joes. “But…there’s no line at Publix! Must be something really awesome about Trader Joe’s, I guess!”

They do the same thing at nightclubs all the time. Pretty sure that’s where they got the idea.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Smart comment. Rare around here.

Anonymous
5 months ago

lmfao ….so TRUE ,When it’s these type of places in miami.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Ugh I live in the area, its a win because its in walking distance but when I drive I know its going to increase traffic.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Then don’t drive

Anonymous
5 months ago

Why specify your father’s race? How many fathers do you have?

Anonymous
5 months ago

😂😂😂

Anonymous
5 months ago

I said elderly too

Anonymous
5 months ago

Elderly makes some type of sense because you are going to visit him since he’s elderly. The race made no sense unless you had to distinguish him from another father you have. It’s cool tho, it’s 2021, not judging.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Your elderly father was growing up in an era that was so racist to the point that it was ingrained in his very being and mentality. That’s a past that you can’t comprehend or fathom, but he’ll never forget.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Two thumb down votes for telling the truth. That’s what wrong with MF in this country.. black people can be the recipients in a foul racist history but nobody should ever talk about it.

Anonymous
5 months ago

“That is how I visit my elderly black father bigot”

Which one are you calling the bigot.. your elderly black father or the person who proposed the driving solution?

Anonymous
5 months ago

“latins” don’t under stand the concept of visiting elderly relatives because most of them still live at Abuela’s house or with Mami. even into their 40’s hahaha

Market Urbanist
5 months ago

Racist much?

Anonymous
5 months ago

This is soooo true though. Lmao

Anonymous
5 months ago

So you are special because your father is black ? Why else bring race into it ?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Oh he’s “special” alright.

Anonymous
5 months ago

You’re special falling for the comment.

Anonymous
5 months ago

YES

Anonymous
5 months ago

“but when I drive I know its going to increase traffic”

But… you bought a car ANYWAY!!!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

It’s a love hate! I love Trader Joe’s and always take the Venetian to go… but I also like running around there…. I don’t enjoy running where there is a lot of people. I guess now I will just have to take my car to find a good spot to run

Anonymous
5 months ago

I would take the Venetian to go to the one on the beach *

Anonymous
5 months ago

I also live there, getting to and from work will be impossible

Anonymous
5 months ago

“getting to and from work will be – IMPOSSIBLE”

Wtf?

Anon
5 months ago

I can’t wait for them to open the Gables location. Miami-Dade can handle many more locations. Grove, Gables, Brickell, Downtown, Doral, West Kendall, Miami Shores etc. . . apparently Trader Joes need to hire me to their expansion team. LOL

Anonymous
5 months ago

Trader Joe is very particular where they put locations. They look for neighborhoods that can afford their offerings with low crime.

Anonymous
5 months ago

How did they come up with Midtown then? Everyone in each building has roommates and the crime only keeps goes up…

Anonymous
5 months ago

So, there are no criminals period in your entire family?

Realtalk Reilly
5 months ago

Hahaha, damn, way to out yourself as a Miamian, mijo. I feel you but believe it or not, no, most people in the normal part of America have no criminals in their entire family.

Anonymous
5 months ago

^ Incredible.. somebody who knows most people in the “normal” (whatever the fuck that means) part of America?

Gee, that fake “Trump University” degree is really paying off.

Anonymous
5 months ago

“So, there are no criminals period in your entire family?”

Ummmm….no.
Am I out of touch, or are criminals common in families?

Anonymous
5 months ago

^ Are there anybody in your entire family period who will do or has done criminal shit?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yes, there are actually still entire families which were raised with values and morals. Lots of them. They work to educate and better themselves, instead of preying on those that do.
Pretty sad world you live in thinking that way!

Anonymous
5 months ago

We need one at Miami Worldcenter along with another Whole Foods

Anonymous
5 months ago

whole foods or milans is coming to biscayne and 29th st

Anonymous
5 months ago

Its been confirmed that its Whole Foods.

Anonymous
5 months ago

THANK GOD
I couldn’t take another Publix

Anonymous
5 months ago

I would prefer Milan’s

ex-Londoner resident in 33132
5 months ago

WE NEED A KFC in Midtown or downtown. Desperately. Nearest KFC is miiiiiiiiiiiiles away. Jonesing for my fingerlicking fix. Unhealthy but utterly delish.

Anonymous
5 months ago

KFC used to be on Flagler Street ten years ago. Mana screwed Flagler Street up so bad, even KFC left.

Anonymous
5 months ago

haha i remembered there was one there

Realtalk Reilly
5 months ago

I think it was still there more recently than 10 years ago but yeah it’s gone now and we have Mana and the whole Flagler disaster to thank.

It’s amazing to me that there are not more Taco Bells. There’s not one on South Beach and I could be wrong but I don’t believe anywhere in the downtown or Brickell area either, right? Closest one is at 36th St and Biscayne. Which is CONSTANTLY blown out with a drive-thru line around the block. Indicating to me that the market would support more Taco Bells but what do I know.

Anonymous
5 months ago

We don’t need more fast food joints we need more local eateries that don’t charge $9 for a slice of pizza or $25 for a burger.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Taco Bell is crap that’s why.

Realtalk Reilly
5 months ago

“Miiiiiiiiiiiiiles away”?? What are you talking about, there’s a KFC not too far from Midtown at all. It’s on the corner of NW 36th Street and 441.

Where a KFC is needed is on South Beach. Or better yet a Popeye’s. But the MB City Commission won’t give either of them a permit because they’re afraid it would attract the wrong element. They’d rather have a Chik Fil A but ironically Chik Fil A doesn’t want to open there due to the pervasiveness of another wrong element. Can’t please everybody! Or anybody.

Realtalk Reilly
5 months ago

Yeah, and? So is all the best sh*t.

Anonymous
5 months ago

KFC? Pfftt… give me a Zaxby’s.

Anonymous
5 months ago

i think they are goin to that empty lot on ne2nd and like 24th right next to braman and behind bacardi…

ex-Londoner resident in 33132
5 months ago

TIP: I do all my shopping on a Tuesday at 10.30a.m NEVER on the week-end. Never wait in line anywhere.

Anonymous
5 months ago

I do mine online at any time…from Whole Foods

Anonymous
5 months ago

Look, you guys don’t get it.. I must have something to WHINE ABOUT!!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

What a relief it is.
I’m sick of only having one option: Publix

Anonymous
5 months ago

What do the other stores have that publix doesn’t ?

Anonymous
5 months ago

real food

Anonymous
5 months ago

Go move to Ocala and grow your own food on a farm.

Anonymous
5 months ago

I’m also happy we will have a choice. Publix is lackluster at best. All of you praising it have never seen a real supermarket. The deli section alone is horrible and their bread variety is pathetic. Not to mention the old, greasy croquetas and pastelitos

Realtalk Reilly
5 months ago

Oh be quiet. What “real supermarket” in America other than Publix even has croquetas and pastelitos? Honestly, I can’t stand you liars who come in here to troll people by pretending you don’t like Publix.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Trader Joe’s is the Etsy of supermarkets.

You can get organic cheeses direct from a hippies tiny house that you cannot get from Publix

Anonymous
5 months ago

“I’m sick of only having one option”

That’s what I told my girlfriend when she caught me with another chick!

Anonymous
5 months ago

When will it be finished ?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Those sidewalks next to the building in the picture are too narrow and restrict walking and all those parked cars are proof that when there’s parking provided, the streets get clogged with cars!

– Association of walkers and parking haters

Anonymous
5 months ago

what a disaster in the making…while i applaud the grocery store being built because one is needed…putting on a street with 1 lane north and 1 south will guarantee gridlock…trader joes is uber successful and should have been permitted to build only where the proposed wal mart feel thru…allowing easy access and egress

Anonymous
5 months ago

exactly

Anonymous
5 months ago

Oh boy, another expert…

Anonymous
5 months ago

it literally will cause traffic, you dont live here and expect the entire city to walk

Anonymous
5 months ago

I thought it was cars and the people that drive them that caused traffic?

Anonymous
5 months ago

ride a bike, or walk. a large number of customers at the south beach are able to do that just fine.

Anonymous
5 months ago

It’s very funny to me how somebody want to see their brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, and neighbors have children but don’t expect or want to see more cars on the road.

lol…

Anonymous
5 months ago

People can live without cars, that’s how.

Anonymous
5 months ago

People can live without televisions but I don’t see you raising a stink about them?

Realtalk Reilly
5 months ago

Maybe people can live without cars, but doctors can’t. And people can’t live without doctors.

Anonymous
5 months ago

^ If he gets shot, stabbed, or have any kind of serious accident, he’ll just jump on on his trusty ole horse and gallop down the street to the nearest hospital.

lol…

Realtalk Reilly
5 months ago

I’m calling BS. I live near the one on South Beach and it doesn’t get a lot of foot traffic, on account of most people buying more than a couple bags of stuff there. People usually don’t pop into TJ’s for just a couple things like they do at Publix, they tend to stock up.

A. Nonymous
5 months ago

That’s one reason why we have parking garages.

Realtalk Reilly
5 months ago

What are some other reasons?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Back street to garages already goes into gridlock. If Gio was condo building, no way the HOA would allow a grocery store. Traffic will be crazy

Anonymous
5 months ago

Cool, build a Coastal Link here.

Anonymous
5 months ago

When is it going to open?

Realtalk Reilly
5 months ago

Shows how much you know, you can’t get a hot garbage wine at TJ’s for less than $4.99 anymore.

Anonymous
5 months ago

If Midtown had crazy traffic before, can’t imagine now.

American Worker
5 months ago

Very cool. Glad to see the most delicious parts of the economy healing

Anonymous
3 months ago

The traffic is going to be ridiculous especially when Wholefoods gets there

Mike Brady
5 months ago

The TJ near me is a hot-bed of mask wearing. Like 99.9% (I’m the .1%). WHY? Publix and Whole Foods are about 50/50 and Publix even allows its employees to go without. Is there some demogroahic / psychographic that encourages the TJ shoppers to mask up, even now? I like the store, but hate wearing masks (and feel some peer pressure there).

Anonymous
5 months ago

I’m fully vaccinated but I still put on a mask when I go to stores, even if I read that if I’m fully vaccinated, I don’t have to wear a mask. Why?.. because it has become a habit and until me and others break it, we’re still gonna put them on.

Market Urbanist
5 months ago

Sheep.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Jackass

Anonymous
5 months ago

Go for it. Suffocate in your own exhaust fumes. I’m so happy masks are gone.
FREEDOM
I’m really surprised at all of you that want to still conform.
If it were up to me: Burn those damn masks….
Love seeing people and their smiles

Anonymous
5 months ago

People love breathing their own hot breath

Market Urbanist
5 months ago

Just go maskless. At this point, whoever still wears a mask is just a sheep.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Because wearing a mask is the worse thing to happen to you since being born, right? Many of you wear sun glasses, hats, smoke cigarettes, weed, or vape, but nope to masks because freedom.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Youre a special kind of stupid if you think taking small precautions against a global virus that you can still get, pass on, and has several variants, is being a sheep.

Anonymous
5 months ago

He’s a graduate of Trump University so…..

Anonymous
5 months ago

At least he wanted the best for this country and its citizens. I didn’t care much for him either but he wanted to defend this country and our economy. Not choke our pipelines but open the Russian ones.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Tell that to those illegal immigrants he refused to pay or refused to give them all the money for work that was agreed upon back in the day.

Anonymous
5 months ago

And you are a fool being indoctrinated by the mainstream media. Don’t you get it?
It’s all a fear game.
Yes, there is a virus but for real…. don’t you all see herd immunity is the quickest way to get rid of it?

Anonymous
5 months ago

It’s called having being courteous manners. You don’t have to wear it but the rest of us are conscious of the people around us.

Anonymous
5 months ago

I don’t get it.. some people think that people who wear masks are just being sheep and they don’t want to be treated like that when they’re told to put on a mask before they enter a store or on the airplane because that’s infringing on their freedoms or rights. But telling them they have to wear clothes before they enter the same establishments makes perfect sense to them?

Anonymous
5 months ago

People in this country are honestly so weird ! What’s the big problem about wearing mask! Especially when we have all kinds of new variants! Maybe there are alternatives… wear a damn face shield hahah

Anonymous
5 months ago

People should be free to choose if they want to wear a mask or not.

Just a personal observation: most people wearing masks are NOT good looking people. They should wear a full paper bag over their heads “for full protection from the varients” and to “be couteous” to others who have to look at them.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yes. Trader Joe shoppers are extraordinarily gullible people in general.

Tell them that a $6 bottle of wine is great (even though a landscaper would not drink the junk) and they’ll buy it for their Golden Globes watch party.

They will even line up outside for hours as if the new iPhone is being released.

Anonymous
5 months ago

^ That reminds about the time when somebody observed one of these bottled water companies filling up water bottles with a hose attached to a regular water spigot outside the building but advertising that what they were selling was “pure mountain spring water.”

Some people are so gullible to think they’re really being health conscious if they shop at Trader Joe when in reality all they’re doing is spending more money on shit that’s not going to improve their health one bit.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Surprised that so many leftovers can access the Internet and comment.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Says the one that just accessed the internet and commented…

Realtalk Reilly
5 months ago

Attention everyone — if you’re going to make snide generalized comments about all the commenters, please be specific about what bothers you, exactly. That’s the only way we can know how to do it more.