Trader Joe's opens Friday in Delray Beach! What can we expect?

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I've had a love affair with Trader Joe's Cookie Butter for as long as I can remember. I know I'm not the only one, right?

I was first introduced to the grocery store at the tender age of 22 when I lived in Arizona. But I moved away a few years later to continue pursuing my career as a television journalist (check out my work here). Unfortunately, every state to which I relocated didn't have one.

Now, more than a decade after my love affair with the Cookie Butter began, we are being reunited. And it feels so good. Yes, I went there. But to the more important news: Trader Joe's is opening several South Florida stores including in Delray Beach on Friday.

Newsy Parents contacted Trader Joe's to find out what to expect on grand opening day and we're sharing that with you. The store is located in the new Delray Place (find out what else is coming to this center here) at 1851 S. Federal Highway #500 near the intersection of Linton and Federal Highway. It will open tomorrow, September 5th, at 8 a.m. with a ceremonial lei cutting. The celebration will continue throughout the day with face painting for kids, live music, food demonstrations, giveaways, and more.  If you can't make it to the grand opening, the store will be open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily. 

With each of their neighborhood markets, Trader Joe's likes to set the scene with themed decor. For instance, I read the Delray Beach store will have a beachy feel. The Wellington store that opened earlier this summer has a polo theme. Can't wait to see what features will be included in each store.

Future Trader Joe's openings in South Florida:

As we announced on our social media networks more than two months ago, Trader Joe's is also coming to the former Toys 'R' Us location in Fort Lauderdale. But no official word on when that store will open.

So have you been to Trader Joe's before? What's your favorite product? Will you be at any of their store openings? Hope to see you there!