The date is set: Trader Joe's said Monday it is opening its first Miami-Dade grocery store on Oct. 18 in Pinecrest.
The store, at 9205 South Dixie Hwy, will have 13,500 square feet, and will be open from 8 a.m to 9 p.m. daily.
Trader Joe’s, known for its wide variety of healthy foods and moderate prices, will be accepting applications for “crew members” beginning at 10 a.m on Monday, Sept. 9. Those interested must apply in person at the store, and can obtain an application on site or online at http://www.traderjoes.com/pdf/employment_application.pdf.
According to Trader Joe’s, its name “refers to the way the company blazed a distinct trail through the grocery industry, searching the world for great values and distinctive products. “
Trader Joe's carries an array of domestic and imported foods and beverages including fresh baked artisan breads, Arabica bean coffees, international frozen entrées, 100 percent juices, fresh crop nuts, deli items, and vitamins and supplements, as well as the basics, like milk and eggs. The store has more than 2,000 items under the Trader Joe’s private label, which includes Trader José's salsas, Trader Ming’s fried rice, Trader Giotto’s marinara sauces, in addition to specially purchased items.
Since its launch in 1958 in the Los Angeles area, Trader Joe’s has expanded to more than 390 stores in 35 states.