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Trader Joe's Davie Opening Pushed Back to October

For all you Davie shoppers holding your breath until Trader Joe's opens in your backyard, please exhale and take a moment before you read the following news.

The boutique grocer with the tropical theme has delayed its opening by a few weeks. The store, located at Tower Shops at 2296 S. University Drive, will open on Friday, October 9, at 8 a.m. 

The store was originally scheduled to open on September 25 but has pushed back its grand opening a few weeks because of construction delays, confirms a Trader Joe's representative.

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When it opens, the 9,300-square-foot store will carry an assortment of goodies ranging from cookie butter to fresh produce to Two Buck Chuck. The store features about 3,000 different items — most of them private-labeled. Trader Joe's items are not only generally less expensive than supermarket brand-name products; they're also free of artificial flavors and preservatives, contain no synthetic colors or partially hydrogenated oils, and are MSG- and GMO-free. 

Trader Joe's Davie is part of an expansion of the Davie shopping center, which is adding 50,000 square feet of shopping space.

Trader Joe's Fort Lauderdale will open right on the heels of the Davie store. The Fort Lauderdale store, located at 1590 N. Federal Highway, in the 1600 Commons shopping plaza, will open at 8 a.m. Thursday, October 15.

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