All Aboard Florida to add national grocery chain

All Aboard Florida's Miami site
All Aboard Florida's Miami site

All Aboard Florida is in talks to add a national grocery-store chain to it’s mixed-use depot.

“When people get to the rail and think, ‘I need to pick up dinner on the way home,’ that’s sort of the mentality we are trying to introduce,” said Jose Gonzalez, senior vice president of corporate development at Florida East Coast Industries, the railroad’s parent company. “We want to be able to have this energy here where people live, where people shop.”

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While there are no official plans yet, Gonzalez said the company is talking with Publix, Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe’s, according to Miami Today.

“I have to tell you, they are really excited about having an urban market there,” he said. “It’s something we see is very successful in other rail stations around the world.” [Miami Today]Christopher Cameron