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New Trader Joe’s opens in Center City tomorrow

The store is located at 1324 Arch St.

A new Trader Joe’s store opens tomorrow at 1324 Arch St. in Philadelphia.
A new Trader Joe’s store opens tomorrow at 1324 Arch St. in Philadelphia.Read moreRACHEL MOLENDA / Staff

Trader Joe’s will open its second Philadelphia location Tuesday across from the Convention Center.

The store, at 1324 Arch St., will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, according to a company spokesperson.

There will be free one-hour parking with shopping validation available above the store for those entering after 5 p.m. during the week. On weekends, there is also free one hour parking during business hours, according to Al Gallon, the Convention Center parking facility manager.

The new Trader Joe’s store has 16,000 square feet with 25-foot ceilings, according to MSC Retail, which brokered the lease. The company signed a long-term lease, but Josh Weiss, a retail and investment sales specialist with MSC Retail, declined to share pricing details.

This opening across from the Convention Center is part of a “proliferation of these medium-sized grocers” in Philadelphia, Weiss said. Other chains have also recently opened or announced new stores in Philadelphia, including German grocer Lidl and Pennsylvania-based Giant Food Stores’ main chain and urban format, called Giant Heirloom Market.

Trader Joe’s has another location about a mile away at 2121 Market St., which Weiss called “well past capacity in terms of consumer demand.” The chain also has stores in Ardmore, Jenkintown, Marlton, Media, North Wales, and Wayne.