Whole Foods Market to open 500th store in Midtown Atlanta
On April 5, 2019 Whole Foods Whole Foods Market will celebrate its 500th location with the opening of its new flagship 70,000 square-foot, multi-level Midtown Atlanta store, located at 22 14th Street NW, at 7 a.m. The multi-level store features four fast-casual eateries including a rooftop bar that will offer exclusive food menus and curated selections of locally sourced beer and wine. This is Whole Foods Market’s 12th store in Atlanta.
“We can’t wait to welcome customers into this one-of-a-kind Whole Foods Market,” said Abibou N’Diaye, Store Team Leader. “From its extensive selection of responsibly-sourced, local and innovative product offerings, to its four unique dining spaces, to its Atlanta-inspired design elements that capture the spirit of the community, we are confident that this store will offer something for a variety of tastes, preferences and purposes,” N’Diaye said.
Opening day celebrations will include free coffee from a local supplier, pastries and live music. The first 500 customers in line when the doors open will receive a token, valid for one Whole Foods Market Midtown canvas tote bag with their purchase. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the first 150 customers in line will receive a gift card valued between $5 and $100. From 9 am to 10 am customers can cycle on spin bikes set up in front of the store for a non-profit. For every five minutes someone spins, Whole Foods Market will donate $1 to the Center for Puppetry Arts. Throughout the day, there will be live music and product sampling inside the store, including a meet-the-maker event featuring local suppliers.