Trader Joe’s might be trying to open a location on Biscayne Boulevard.
Broker Lyle Chariff told The Real Deal last week that he has had “interest from Trader Joe’s and Publix-type tenants” in Boulevard 57, a mixed-use project planned at Biscayne Boulevard and 57th Street. The developer of the project said that he was moving forward with the retail portion while putting residential condo sales on hold.
At Boulevard 57, parking may be an issue. The project had been planned with an underground, robotic garage.
Trader Joe’s last signed a lease in Miami-Dade in 2012, and all area stores that have been opened since then have been in Broward or Palm Beach. The sole Miami-Dade store in Pinecrest is difficult to access for most Miami residents due to a lack of parking and an area that is heavily congested.