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Hyde Park Trader Joe’s Set To Open Oct. 18

The store, which replaces Treasure Island Foods at 1528 E. 55th St., will celebrate its grand opening with music, food and activities starting at 9 a.m.

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HYDE PARK — The South Side’s first Trader Joe’s at 1528 E. 55th St. will open to the public at 9 a.m. Oct. 18.

Planned festivities include live music, food tastings, giveaways and kid-friendly activities.

The 11,000-square-foot interior features murals of Hyde Park-area landmarks, like the Museum of Science and Industry — which will soon bear billionaire Ken Griffin’s name — Promontory Point and the Garden of the Phoenix in Jackson Park.

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

Crew members, hired during a ten-day period in mid-September, will begin work that day under store captain Ali Bennouna.

The store replaces Treasure Island Foods, a family-owned grocery chain which closed its seven locations last last October after 55 years in business.