You've never seen a Trader Joe's this shipshape.

The popular grocery chain that employs "captains" and "crew members" wearing Hawaiian shirts opened its second Brooklyn outpost Friday morning.

On a Thursday afternoon, the store's dry goods were fully stocked, its produce was neatly stacked and its floors fastidiously clean.

Anticipation for Friday's opening — on the lower level of the City Point retail complex in Downtown Brooklyn, next to the new DeKalb Market Hall — ran high among the staffers and passersby, who peered through and occasionally tapped on the establishment's front glass wall.

"We can't go anywhere without someone asking us when we're going to open," said crew member Amy Zello, a seasoned Trader Joe's employee who lives five subway stops away from the new store. "Excitement is an understatement."

Zello isn't the only staffer who calls Brooklyn home. About 90 percent of the crew are Brooklyn residents, captain, or manager Stephanie Mesa-Wise estimated.

"This is Brooklyn," Zello said of her team. "Everyone we have working here — look around, this is what Brooklyn looks like. We're very diverse."

That diversity bolsters Mesa-Wise's mission: “We really want all of our customers to feel like this is their neighborhood grocery store," she said.

You can decide for yourself; take amNY's photo tour of the 15,000-square-foot space and visit in-person from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

You'll need to take an escalator or elevator to get there

The subterranean store is adjacent to the DeKalb
The subterranean store is adjacent to the DeKalb Market Hall, which opened last week. Below it is a loading dock for trucks bringing supplies, which staffers stocked shelves with over the course of five to seven days.

On opening day, crew members handed out leis at the front door

That's after a ceremonial

That's after a ceremonial "lei cutting," which substitutes a Hawaiian garland for a ribbon.

"Five minutes before we open, we're going to go out and cut the lei and welcome everyone into the store," Mesa-Wise said.

(Credit: Nicole Levy)

On every other day, expect fresh flowers

And mounds of fresh produce.
And mounds of fresh produce. (Credit: Nicole Levy)

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Just look at that orderly bounty

"We put a lot of effort into produce," Mesa-Wise said of her team's decision to place fruits and vegetables just inside the store entrance. "I think we have great value on produce and it's something that I think looks really nice. So if we do it well, it's very welcoming." (Credit: Nicole Levy)

One thing that distinguishes this Trader Joe's is its wall art

The mural above is one of at least
The mural above is one of at least four original murals in the store. All capture some unique facet of the emporium's home borough. (Credit: Nicole Levy)

Here's another above the dairy refrigerator

The painting resembles the iconic tile mosaic signs
The painting resembles the iconic tile mosaic signs in subway stations like 7th Avenue and Bergen St. (Credit: Nicole Levy)

This one captures the Downtown Brooklyn skyline

As well as some of Trader Joe's staple
As well as some of Trader Joe's staple products: organic ketchup, coffee and speculoos cookie butter, a spread that tastes like gingerbread cookies. (Credit: Nicole Levy)

Speaking of speculoos...

That will be available for tasting, with a
That will be available for tasting, with a honey-wheat pretzel stick, on opening day. (Credit: Nicole Levy)

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Most in-store tastings will happen here

"We decided to call our demo/sample station 'Tasting Point,' because we're in City Point," Mesa-Wise said.

Crew members will also offer samples on the store floor.

(Credit: Nicole Levy)

Still indecisive after sampling the speculoos?

You could refer to the store's

You could refer to the store's "Crew Favorites" shelf, which highlights employees' preferred products just like your neighborhood bookstore would.

Crew member Yaya recommends the Trader Joe's brandname "Everything but the bagel" seasoning, Shanise the ghost pepper potato chips. (Credit: Nicole Levy)

Another unique feature of this Trader Joe's outpost...

...is its two extra-wide freezer aisles. You won't
...is its two extra-wide freezer aisles. You won't have to elbow your neighbors as you stock up on Mandarin orange chicken or mini chicken samosas. (Credit: Nicole Levy)

A local bakery will supply the store with bread daily

So, naturally, those shelves were empty.
So, naturally, those shelves were empty. (Credit: Nicole Levy)

But the crowd-pleasing peanut butter cups were all stocked

We spotted more near the checkout section.
We spotted more near the checkout section. (Credit: Nicole Levy)

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Here's where you go after you've filled your basket with those sweets

Oars will help you navigate your way to
Oars will help you navigate your way to the right register. (Credit: Nicole Levy)

If you need any help along the way

You can head to the
You can head to the "bridge," as in the platform from which a captain commands a ship. A crew member will be there to assist you. (And the visual pun behind the counter may amuse you.) (Credit: Nicole Levy)

Mesa-Wise can lend a hand, too.

You have to envy the Park Slope resident's
You have to envy the Park Slope resident's commute to work: 25 minutes by foot, 12 by train. (Credit: Nicole Levy)