It's been almost two years since the original announcement that a Whole Foods Market would be opening in the Grand Rapids area -- now we know where and when the store will be open for business.

In December of 2020 it was announced that Whole Foods Market would be opening a store in the Grand Rapids area. Shortly after that a sign went up at Radclifff Plaza, a 28th Street strip mall near Guitar Center by Woodland Mall. WOOD TV-8 reports that the company signed a 20 year lease for that space.

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How Many Whole Foods Stores are in Michigan?

Currently there are seven stores in Michigan. The closest store is at 2750 Grand River Avenue in East Lansing. There are also two stores in the Ann Arbor and four locations in the Detroit area.

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When will the Grand Rapids Whole Foods Store Open?

A sign recently went up on the building that will be the future home to Home Foods. On that sign, it announced that the store would be open on Wednesday, August 17th. Original plans for the location showed an outdoor patio, indoor dining, and a bar area along with departments for fresh produce and prepared food. We should also find a bakery, a coffee counter, a salad bar, and a pizza station!

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The Whole Foods Market History

Whole Foods started back in 1980 with their first location...a small store in Austin, Texas. Today they have over 500 stores in not only North America, but also the UK.

The Whole Foods Market website says:

We seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we’re all about. Oh yeah, we’re a mission-driven company too.

Want to Work at Whole Foods in Grand Rapids?

A hiring event will be held on Wednesday, July 13th from 10 am through 4 pm according to a sign posted near the front door of the store. If interested, apply online before the event at joinwholefoods.com/grand-rapids.

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 17th and we will see you at the new Grand Rapids Whole Foods Market!

 

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