The long-awaited Trader Joe’s will be opening its first Orlando area store on Friday, June 27, in Winter Park, and it plans a day full of events.
The store, located at 131 North Orlando Ave, will open at 8am with a ceremonial lei-cutting. Throughout the day, it will have live music, food demonstrations, and raffles to win prizes. The store will close its first day at 9pm.
Trader Joe’s has established a following among foodies nationwide with its selection of private-label products, many organic, made with quality ingredients, and free of preservatives and artificial food coloring. The cost for these items are also comparable to or less than similar items in other stores, such as Publix and Whole Foods Market.
If you plan to go opening weekend, be prepared for traffic both inside and outside the store. When a TJ’s store opened earlier this year in Tampa, over 100 people were lined-up before the store even opened.
For more information on the store and its offerings, visit traderjoes.com. A second Orlando store is expected to open in Dr. Phillips later this year.