Openings and Closings

Trader Joe's Announces Pembroke Pines Opening Date

Hey, Pembroke Pines -- there's food shopping in your future.

Trader Joe's just announced the opening day of its Pembroke Pines location. On Friday, October 10, at 8 a.m., the doors will open to the shopping paradise.

See also: Trader Joe's Announces Opening Dates for Three Palm Beach County Locations

The 12,500-square-foot market, located at 11960 Pines Blvd., will feature the Trader Joe's signature tropical getaway motif, spruced up with art that celebrates the local neighborhood. The first Southeast Florida store, located in Pinecrest in South Miami-Dade, prominently displays murals of various famous local landmarks like art deco hotels, the beach, and the University of Miami campus.

Inside the cedar-lined walls, shoppers will find more than 3,000 value-priced private label products that encompass basically every need -- from cookie butter to doggie treats to some really good beer. The company purchases directly from manufacturers who take out the preservatives and artificial colors to the specification of "Joe" and package it under the company's brand to sell at discounted prices.

Local Pines residents will have a reminder before the store opens when the company's "Fearless Flyer" arrives in the mail -- a monthly newsletter that features the store's specials and recipes styled to look like an old-fashioned Farmers' Almanac.

This will be the first Trader Joe's to open in Broward County, with a Fort Lauderdale location planned for 2015.

Palm Beach County residents are going through an entire TJ-invasion. Trader Joe's opened in Wellington in May 2014, and several more are planned for the coming months.

Trader Joe's Delray Beach will open September 5, a Palm Beach Gardens location will open in September 19, and Boca Raton shoppers will get their chance for low-priced, GMO-free food when Trader Joe's opens on September 26.

Trader Joe's Pembroke Pines opens Friday, October 10, and will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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