Niche grocer Trader Joe’s announced last Friday that it plans to open a second Orlando-area store in Dr. Phillips next year, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The 12,500-square-foot store will be part of Unicorp National Developments Inc.’s Parkside at Dr. Phillips retail development at West Sand Lake Road. Construction is expected to begin in January, but an opening date was not released, the Sentinel reports.
Monrovia, Calif.-based Trader Joe’s had been rumored to be the anchor tenant of Orlando-based Unicorp’s Dr. Phillips project, as previously reported by Orlando Business Journal.
Unicorp is bringing Central Florida’s first Trader Joe’s to its Winter Park Lakeside project on U.S. Highway 17-92, which is scheduled to open in 2014, as reported by OBJ.
Trader Joe’s is also one of Stores magazine’s Hot 100 retailers that is expanding in Central Florida.