The Miami Beach grocery shopping scene is about to get very crowded.
A Trader Joe’s is coming to South Beach in the latter half of 2018, according to The Real Deal, giving Miami-Dade County its second store. The first opened in Pinecrest a few years ago and, judging from the perpetually packed parking lot, is an enormous hit.
It will be in a new building dubbed 17 West (off 17th Street and West Avenue), designed by Touzet Studio with Stantec. Trader Joe’s will lease 11,500 square feet in the mixed-use development, which was approved in May to include over 28,000 square feet of retail space, 36 residences, and around 200 parking spaces.
The location is one block from The Fresh Market, two blocks from Publix (one of three just on South Beach), and seven blocks from Whole Foods, giving South Beachers a diverse array of grocery shopping options.
The project is a joint venture between Rock Soffer of Turnberry Associates and Elion Partners.