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It's official: a new Trader Joe's is coming to the Jersey Shore. According to the Asbury Park Press, a new Trader Joe's has been given approval to open in Freehold Township.

This week, the Freehold Township Planning Board gave approval for the new location at the former Walgreens building at Pond Road Plaza on Route 9.

The building has been vacant since Walgreens closed in July 2015.

No word on an opening date yet.

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