Trader Joe’s South Beach Appears Ready To Open Any Day Now, But Paperwork May Be Holding It Up

Trader Joe’s will likely open in South Beach within days – but an exact date still isn’t confirmed.

Products have been on shelves since last week, yet the store still hasn’t opened yet to customers.

The holdup may be linked to red tape, Miami Beach commissioner John Aleman said in a Facebook post.

“There are issues with different addresses on various documents,” Aleman wrote. “Apparently tricky to fix across various agencies.”

Photos taken by Trader Joe’s superfan Terry Keller show products on shelves and employees in place on August 1.

Another resident complained that the store wasn’t built high enough above sea level to prevent flooding. Aleman wrote that the city doesn’t require commercial buildings to be built at higher elevations yet, but legislation is pending.

 

Photos taken August 1 by Keller show the store ready to go:

 

A photo showing flooding in the area uploaded to social media August 3:

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Anonymous
1 year ago

For such a waklable neighborhood that interface between the building and the street couldn’t be worse.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Aleman is the most pro-developer anti-resident commissioner. Happy when she’s gone.

Anonymous
1 year ago

That shit you said doesn’t make sense.

Roberto
1 year ago

Corner of West Ave and 17th Street.

Anonymous
1 year ago

A friend who works there says opening event will be 26-Aug.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I can confirm this also

Anonymous
1 year ago

Great, now open one in Midtown on the Walmart site and somewhere in Brickell.

MADONNA
1 year ago

Where in South Beach is Trader Joe’s?

Anonymous
1 year ago

17th and Alton Rd.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Re delayed openings did the new coffeeshop at 10 and west where Starbucks was once located ever open?

Anonymous
1 year ago

It has not. The coming soon signs have been there FOREVER. My guess: Ran out of money. NO reason why a coffee shop replacing another coffee shop should be this delayed. What makes them think they can thrive while starbucks didnt is beyond me but godspeed

Anonymous
1 year ago

Nothing but ALDI in disguise.

Anonymous voter
1 year ago

That social media post regarding “flooding” is grossly inaccurate. Those sand bags I believe were put in place as part of building readiness to show that they are ready for 1st for closing out of permitting. I also agree that the curb appeal is definitely not there!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Thank God!!! We also need one in Downtown!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

The inside looks really tacky. I’d rather spend more and go to Fresh Market.

Anonymous
1 year ago

UGLY!

Anonymous
1 year ago

That is what all Trader Joe’s look like from Manhattan to La Jolla.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I tooks like every other TJs in the world! People don’t go to Trader Joes for the “look” they go for the reasonable prices and customer service. Be happy with your overprice food a Fresh Market. It good to have another choice.

Anonymous
1 year ago

** It looks…

Anonymous
1 year ago

I’ve been to other supermarkets in other parts of the world where they have a much better interior w/o compromising their prices, i.e. just google “chedraui selecto interior” which competes directly with Walmart in Mexico. I guess the American supermarkets won’t invest more in their locations as e-commerce is taking over.

Anonymous
1 year ago

yeah Mexico has such a developed consumer economy vs the primitive US…..fart

Anonymous
1 year ago

The initial comment is about the interior of this TJ’s supermarket. If you want your reply to have some value, stay in the topic… and again, the interior of this TJ’s is tacky vs. other supermarkets in other parts of the world where prices are low comparable.

Anonymous
1 year ago

You must be the type that takes IG selfies at the super market.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Interesting how you guys feel okay with this kind of supermarket interior even though it’s completely new. Now I understand why TJ’s hasn’t done a much better job with their store interiors, it doesn’t make sense for a company to invest more if their clients feel good with the product/service they currently have. I guess I would keep spending a bit more on groceries at the Fresh Market and get my household items online.