Trader Joe’s South Beach Construction Update: Store Is On Track To Open In 2019

Sometime this year you should be able to shop at the new Trader Joe’s store in South Beach, judging by new construction photos.

The mixed-use project called 17 West that will include the Trader Joe’s broke ground nearly two years ago, and completion now finally appears to be in sight.

Photos show that most of the glass storefront has been installed at the Trader Joe’s, with interior drywall work also now underway.

When will it actually open?A Loopnet listing for the project lists an occupancy date of May 2019 for the other retail spaces at 17 West. Timing for the Trader Joe’s space may be different, and additional tenant work may still be needed after the space is turned over.

The five-story 17 West will include ground floor retail and restaurants, with two levels of parking above. The top two floors will include apartments and townhomes.

Trader Joe’s still hasn’t announced plans for a store in the much faster growing neighborhoods of Brickell or Downtown.

 

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

They should think about opening one in the Omni area. Plenty of space and also new residents thanks to Canvas and all the Melo towers. Plus the mover has stops there.

transplant
2 years ago

i like that

Anonymous
2 years ago

yes!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Maybe as part of the proposed school board property redevelopment.

Anonymous
2 years ago

…or Midtown on the Walmart site. It would work well in the complex, and flanked by the Design District, Wynwood, and Edgewater to boot!

Linda
2 years ago

They don’t do the hood you will never find this store in such risk.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The old Christian Science Church would be a great location.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Without the hideous parking garage hovering over it and cheap architecture tower.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The lack of setback and sidewalk width on 17th street is atrocious. Planning staff should be embarrassed.

transplant
2 years ago

Couldn’t agree more. I see more room was given to the trees than the humans…

John
2 years ago

Those carved out areas in the newly poured sidewalk might actually be for the relocation of the street lamps that had to be moved, because the building was built so close to the street. I don’t know that for sure, but was told that they were moving them.

John
2 years ago

Given that the Hotel that’s across 17th has a much wider sidewalk and setback from the street, it makes one wonder who’s blowing who to get this sort of variance.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Would love to see one in Brickell to give Publix some more competition. Other than the Whole Foods north of the River, there aren’t too many other options.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I can’t stand Publix (not to mention their political machinations), adding a Trader Joe’s south of the river would be ideal.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Hopefully this Trader Joe’s has adaquate parking spots.

Anonymous
2 years ago

for bikes and scooters

Anonymous
2 years ago

Lack of parking very frustrating at Trader Joe’s Dadeland.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Abundance of car oriented lifestyle in Miami is frustrating.

John
2 years ago

What I’ve heard, Trader Joe’s purposely limits parking to the minimum required to keep costs low. I’ve also heard that the Germans who own the brand consider it odd to have to provide free parking. Whatever is the case, it doesn’t bother me. I’ll be walking there.

Anonymous
2 years ago

As an insider, I can say the ‘Germans’ have absolutely nothing to say about TJ’s, its planning or how it’s run. They are, TJ’s, totally independent from their ownership.

Anonymous
2 years ago

$2.99 for life

Anonymous
2 years ago

so it might be this decade. might.

Anon
2 years ago

Any idea how many square feet this one will be? (I think Dadeland one is about 13,500 sf.) BTW, Is that the former Epicure location?

John
2 years ago

It’s a new building that was built on a former surface parking lot on the west side, and a former gas station on the east side. The former Epicure, while on the same block, is still vacant.

John
2 years ago

The last sentence in this article signals jealousy.

nmwolfe
2 years ago

Was down there last week….March 13, coming along nicely. Not going to open in May though. Maybe late June or early July.

Anonymous
2 years ago

I love this

Linda
2 years ago

I love this good bye wholefoods

Anonymous
2 years ago

Don’t get Trader Joe’s, I prefer Sedano’s any day!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Presidente is better

Anonymous
2 years ago

ALDI is better

Anonymous
2 years ago
John
2 years ago

I love Aldi. I’d love to have one of those on the beach as well.

Anonymous
2 years ago

My second option if Sedano’s is not close by…I miss Varadero Supermarkets!!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Well then, you’re truly in the wrong country. Even Sedano’s founder wanted to go back to Cuba.