Relocated, Pacific Beach Trader Joe's Celebrates Grand Opening

The new store is located at 1640 Garnet Ave. -- about four blocks from its previous location

After a recent relocation, a Trader Joe’s grocery store in Pacific Beach celebrated its grand opening Thursday morning at its brand new digs.

With a ceremonial “lei-cutting” at 8 a.m., the new PB Trader Joe’s opened for business. The store is located at 1640 Garnet Ave. – about four blocks from its former site in the beach community.

The new location is approximately 10,000-square feet, or about 1,000-square-feet larger than the old store. Like all Trader Joe’s locations, this one features festive décor – including cedar-covered walls and Hawaiian-inspired details – plus art that celebrates the local neighborhood.

Shoppers’ eyes can also feast on some colorful, hand-painted murals on display throughout the store that pay tribute to the beaches, boardwalk and attractions that make Pacific Beach unique.

Trader Joe’s says this location will offer the company’s signature array of domestic and imported food and beverages, including organic items, Arabica bean coffees, international frozen entrées and your market staples like milk and eggs. Also on shelves: more than 3,000 items under the Trader Joe’s private label, including fan favorites like salsas, rice and marinara sauces.

Trader Joe’s began in Los Angeles in 1958. Today, the grocer operates more than 440 stores across 39 states, including more than a dozen locations in San Diego County. Another new location is slated to open on the San Diego State University campus in the fall of 2016.

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