PINECREST (CBSMiami) – The highly anticipated opening of Trader Joe’s, an extremely popular specialty grocery store, will take place in October in its newest location in Pinecrest and its first in South Florida.

According to CBS4 News partner The Miami Herald, Trader Joe’s will open its first Miami-Dade store on October 18th.

It’s located on the 9200 block of South Dixie Highway, where a Borders bookstore used to be located.

It has 13,500 square feet and will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily.

This will be the fourth Trader Joe’s in the state of Florida.

The other three are located in Gainesville, Naples and Sarasota.  A Tallahassee store is also slated to open in October.

Trader Joe’s has a cult-like following for its gourmet and organic items, often value-priced, including prepared foods. The store also carries staples such as bread and milk, pet food and flowers. More than 80 percent of the products are private label.

The Miami-Dade store will start hiring on Monday Sept. 9th.

Those interested must apply in person at the store.  Click here  to download an application or get one in person at the store.

Since its launch in 1958 in the Los Angeles area, Trader Joe’s has expanded to more than 390 stores in 35 states.

(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald contributed material for this report.)


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