The Montrose Whole Foods media frenzy has begun! Did the company’s Walmart-alum store-development manager really tell the Chronicle‘s Nancy Sarnoff that Whole Foods decided not to build the store at Waugh and West Dallas on top of 2 levels of structured parking because “the amount of concrete required . . . would have created a ‘huge heat island'”? Meanwhile, bullet-pointed fact sheets announce the 45,000-sq.-ft. store’s smaller-scale innovations: Like LED lighting, 2 electric-vehicle chargers out front, a bike station with tools and an air pump, and much more parking lot than you’ll find in front of the Kirby store. Plus: fascinating facts, like the number of linear feet devoted to prepared items in the chef case (18), bulk foods (44), a beer cooler (32), and smoked seafood (8)! Take a look for yourself:
It can now be revealed: The $18 million store at 701 Waugh will have at least 8 new bars. Count ’em: coffee, cheese, tacos, antipasti and olives, hot foods, salad, barbecue (8-10 varieties each day, self-serve), and yes — an actual wine and beer one too. Plenty of signs on hand announcing how great it is when you’re able to find local food products, too.
The official opening day is still set for Wednesday the 22nd, though “previews” are ongoing.
- Whole Foods will soon open new location in Montrose has the latest Green features on every aisle [Houston Chronicle]
- Sneak Peek at Whole Foods Montrose [Eating Our Words]
- Previously on Swamplot: , This Kind of Whole Foods Thing, Getting Real on Waugh at West Dallas This Weekend, North Montrose Whole Foods’ Rendezvous with Groceries, Austin Powers the New North Montrose Whole Foods, The New Whole Foods at West Dallas and Waugh, Whole Foods Galleria and North Montrose: Still on Track, In and Around the New North Montrose Whole Foods, A Few Signs the Montrose Whole Foods Market Is On Its Way
Photos: Candace Garcia