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Trader Joe's confirms South Tampa location

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Trader Joe's has officially announced plans to open a store in South Tampa.

A press release sent out Monday afternoon says the new store will be located at 3808 West Swann Avenue.  That's the former home of Shapes, the women's gym that closed in July.

Rumors about Trader Joe's opening a South Tampa location have been circulating for months.  Now, the company has confirmed that the Tampa store will open in 2014.  Two other locations, in Wellington and Orlando, are also slated to open in 2014.

(READ: Tampa mayor: Trader Joe's plans moving forward

According to the Tampa Bay Times (, project developers are scheduled to go before the city's variance review board on Tuesday, regarding the size of signs that are allowed at the proposed location.

Trader Joe's provides "innovative, hard-to-find, great-tasting foods", according to the company's website.  Trader Joe's is also famous for selling Two Buck Chuck wine, which originally retailed for $1.99 in California.

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