The proposal by the developer Fifteen Group to build a 36-story condo tower above the historic First Church of Christ Scientist, has fueled some speculation on the part of real estate types that Trader Joe's could be coming to the former church's sanctuary. People love Trader Joe's gossip. The current speculation is because plans that the Fifteen Group submitted to the City of Miami label the sanctuary interior a 'grocer', and it appears to meet many of this particular grocer's requirements. It's about a thousand square feet larger than Trader Joe's' Pinecrest store, and has about ten more designated parking spaces. Plus the location is fabulous.
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