October 3, 2019

Trader Joe’s to Open Later This Month

Trader Joe's Chicago.

Jeremy Lindenfeld / The Chicago Maroon

On Friday, October 18 at 9 a.m., the much-anticipated Hyde Park branch of the Trader Joe’s grocery store chain will open its doors.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place before the store opens at 9 a.m. The celebration will continue throughout the morning, featuring live music, tastings, fun activities for children, giveaways and more.

Trader Joe’s—a national chain known for healthy food options—will take over part of the building formerly occupied by shuttered grocer Treasure Island. Since the announcement of its opening in May, the Trader Joe’s store on South Lake Park Avenue and East 55th Street has undergone monthslong renovations and a 10-day hiring process.

The store will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.