Company announces details for Eighth and Grand location, partnership with Councilman Jose Huizar
LOS ANGELES, 2015-2-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market’s 41,000-square-foot downtown Los Angeles flagship store, under construction at 770 Grand Avenue, will open Nov. 4, 2015.
The store, which will bring more than 150 jobs to the area, is part of a larger development that will include 700 residential units, 8,000 square feet of additional retail space and expansive social spaces designed to cultivate a uniquely connected urban community.
“We’re looking forward to becoming a destination to meet, shop and enjoy,” said Erica Dubreuil vice president of Whole Foods Market’s Southern Pacific Region. “This site will have the best Whole Foods Market has to offer, but beyond great food is our commitment to community.”
Through partnerships with like-minded organizations, the store will support local nonprofits, suppliers, businesses and residents to foster community development. Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar has assisted Whole Foods Market and Carmel Partners in navigating city processes and identifying local partners.
A ceremony held Feb. 6 at the intersection of Eighth and Grand commemorated the city turning the property over to Whole Foods Market to continue construction.