Trader Joe's Is Coming to Pinecrest

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Trader Joe's seaweed snacks are coming to Miami.
Aloha, Pinecrest! Trader Joe's is coming your way!

The neighborhood grocery store with an adventurer's heart has signed a lease to open its first southeast Florida location in Pinecrest. The new store will be located at 9205 South Dixie Highway, formerly home to Borders Bookstore. Curbed Miami first reported the rumored Trader Joe's in Pinecrest earlier today.

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Alison Mochizuki, director of national publicity for Trader Joe's just confirmed the news, saying the 13,500-square-foot store will open some time next year.

The Pinecrest Trader Joe's, like all other stores in the chain, will capitalize on its Hawaiian theme, with cedar covered walls, enhanced with art by local Miamians. Crew members wear Hawaiian shirts and consider themselves "traders on the culinary high seas".

"As soon as you walk into this store, you'll recognize it's Trader Joe's," said Mochizuki.

OK, it's a grocery store disguised as a Hawaiian village. What really makes Trader Joe's so special with such a loyal fan base? "It's mostly because of our unique private label products," said Mochizuki.

Indeed, the grocer has over 2,000 self-branded items, many with their own cult followings. Take, for example, the wasabi roasted seaweed snacks or several varieties of Two-Buck Chuck and Three-Buck Chuck, cheap-yet-completely drinkable table wines, that have been featured in The New York Times.

Many Pinecrest residents will also receive a copy of the Trader Joe's "Fearless Flyer" in their mailboxes. An updated version of the traditional market circular, the flyer spotlights items, highlights organic choices, and informs consumers of new products in a more amusing way -- "a cross between Consumer Reports and Mad Magazine".

Short Order will keep you posted on all Trader Joe's updates, as they become available. Until then, we're getting our Hawaiian shirt out of mothballs and taking ukelele lessons!

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Frank Castle
Frank Castle

@jorge shake shack only has a handful of locations anyway..what are you talking about?, they are a small company

Meli Cakes
Meli Cakes

Omg!!!! I have to put in my application!!!

Meli Cakes
Meli Cakes

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cookie Butter!!!! Natural Turkey Jerky!!!!! Joe-O's!!!!!!!!!! you made my day brother!!

Jorge Shicken
Jorge Shicken

hank, i know what the system is called. i just dont understand why everyone loves to give their hard earned cash to big companies, as if there is nothing they would rather do with their money.

NachoTwitCheese
NachoTwitCheese

@MiamiNewTimes @Short_Order Let me guess, they're gonna call it, "Trader Bro's"?

Kerry Cole
Kerry Cole

Ugh might actually drive the hour+ to go here but why all the way in Pinecrest?! Bleh.

ElectricCaro
ElectricCaro

@VeeTowers this can't be good for our wallets... :/

cuppycupjrs
cuppycupjrs

@BrianaSaati also H&M like JUST got to Miami this year

cuppycupjrs
cuppycupjrs

@BrianaSaati seee? trader joe's is JUST coming to Miami, that's what I'm talking about how Miami gets things last

Danny Ferrari
Danny Ferrari

Only if you have better prices than Whole Foods!

ariellec
ariellec

@heresvanessa moving back? I will send you some party info and stuff.

Lilia Knox
Lilia Knox

Yayyyyyu too bad is too far for me but I'm glad ;-)

Hank Kennedy
Hank Kennedy

Jorge. You havent been to trader joes have you? It's called capitalism!

Jorge Shicken
Jorge Shicken

why do people care so much about chains opening up more stores? ikea, h&m, shake shack, and now trader joe's... for the life of me, i dont understand it.

Lisa Concepcion
Lisa Concepcion

whooo hoooo!! They sooooo need to be in Midtown Miami

Short_Order
Short_Order

@Marissa_Jae one just opened not too far from Tampa.

Dennis Barranco
Dennis Barranco

Meli Cakes and Betsy Rivera no need to go to naples anymore.

bocaditostruck
bocaditostruck

@Short_Order awesome! higher prices with less options!!! win!

Short_Order
Short_Order

@ctimiami So close to the Grove, though. We'll just have to plan to go outside of rush hour.

VeeTowers
VeeTowers

@ElectricCaro are you kidding me of course it is. where else can u get quality bottle of wine for $3

BrianaSaati
BrianaSaati

@cuppycupjrs that's true, at least the really good things. So excited for H&M.

heresvanessa
heresvanessa

@ariellec indeed i am. please do! :D its what i missed the most the last time i was down there. #musicjunkie

Marissa_Jae
Marissa_Jae

@Short_Order Sarasota's not too far, but also not too close. I went last weekend. Might make it a monthly pilgrimage. #traderjoesaddict

ElectricCaro
ElectricCaro

@VeeTowers oh geez. our drinking habits will become spoiled brats!

ariellec
ariellec

@heresvanessa yeah there's stuff! It's mostly either tech-house or stuff on the bass side of things but hit me up when you're in town.

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