Trader Joe’s to Open First Orlando Location in Winter Park in 2014

traderjoesAfter months of speculation, it has been confirmed that specialty grocery chain Trader Joe’s will finally be opening an Orlando location in 2014.

The California-based company will be opening a store at the new Lakeside at Winter Park retail project located on U.S. Highway 17-92, just south of Winter Park Village.

Trader Joe’s has amassed quite a following due to a combination of store-brand goods that have no artificial colors or preservatives, and for purchasing directly from suppliers to keep the costs low. I always make a point to visit one of their stores when I’m in the L.A.-area because they have such cool and tasty stuff at a good price.

The new store will have competition nearby when it opens – there are two Publix within a half mile, as well as a Chamberlain’s health-food store in Winter Park Village and a new Fresh Market that will be opening 2 miles south.

According to the company, the new store will be typical of its other stores, and will serve beer and wine. No specific opening date has been announced yet.

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