It's official, Trader Joe's is coming to Jacksonville Beach.
Jacksonville Beach Mayor Charlie Latham says he's excited about it and hopes it draws people both near and far to the beach.
"It will bring higher quality services and merchandising not just the Beaches residents but residents of Jacksonville."
He believes it will also be good for the local economy. Latham says although he's never personally shopped at Trader Joe's he can't ignore all of the excitement surrounding the opening of the new store.
He also tells WOKV news he recently met with Governor Scott about business development in Jacksonville Beach. He says the governor asked him to give him the names and numbers of businesses that possibly were interested in expanding on Jacksonville Beach.
"I know he reached out to Trader Joe's. I'm excited for the governor's support on this. Very excited that they are in fact coming, we're looking forward to it."