HOUSTON -

Trader Joe's is almost ready to open another Houston-area store.

A 12,100-square-foot grocery store is scheduled to open on Friday at the old Alabama Theater in the 2900 block of South Shepherd Drive. A ceremonial lei cutting to welcome new customers will be held at 8 a.m. The celebration will continue throughout the day with live music and food demonstrations.

The store will be open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily.

Trader Joe's opened its first store in the Houston area in June in the Woodlands. The company is expected to open another store this year on Voss in the Memorial area.