"The tenant mix for this new development will complement our attractive existing line up of merchants and will include a specialty grocery store, restaurants with outdoor dining and retail," Deirdre Johnson, vice president of asset management for Federal Realty, the leasing firm for Tower Shops' development, said in a statement. Federal Realty expects the construction will be completed this fall. Across from the coming Trader Joe's building, there's more construction going on for a Twin Peaks restaurant.
While walking around Tower Shops earlier this week, Lenore Jansen, 73, said she's happy Trader Joe's is coming to Davie. "It will be very welcomed here," said the Plantation resident, who has gone to Wellington in Palm Beach County to shop for the grocer's organic food.
Jansen said the new store probably will bring a lot of traffic congestion to the busy shopping center. But then again, Trader Joe's lures masses everywhere they open, she said. "They get pretty jammed," she said of the popular grocer. "I think they'll have parking issues anywhere."