Whole Foods Market Sedona commemorated its grand re-opening with in-store events and new offerings

Live music, Amazing Grass pop-up, a new antipasto bar, plus updated cheese, grocery and produce sections

SEDONA, Ariz., 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market Sedona celebrates the completion of its two-part remodel to the 31,000 square foot store located at 1420 West Hwy. 89A with in-store events and new offerings in its prepared foods, specialty, grocery and produce departments.

Today (April 20, 2016), Whole Foods Market Sedona will commemorate the grand re-opening with a cake cutting at 9 a.m. for customers and team members; the first 300 customers will receive free reusable canvas bags from customer service. In the seafood department, there will be a fish cutting on the floor featuring wild caught whole black cod and pacific rough eye rockfish. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., shoppers can enjoy live music on the Bar 1902 patio, street tacos, local beer and wine from THAT brewery and Caduceus.

The new antipasto bar offers 24 selections of olives, marinated artichokes and roasted garlic cloves, which all meet Whole Foods Market’s strict quality standards. The expanded cheese section features a selection of more than 200 cheeses, from 38 different value cheeses to exclusive finds like Hervé Mons Camembert. In grocery, shoppers will find 146 bulk bins with an assortment of nuts, dried fruits and grains. In produce, shoppers will find a larger variety of every day fruits and vegetables, from lettuces to exotic fruits. This week, organic broccoli is on sale for $1.50 per pound.

With an updated seasonal menu, indoor and outdoor seating for more than 100 people and a wide selection of local beer and wine, Bar 1902 is open Monday – Saturday from 11 a.m.  – 8:30 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. The bar-restaurant offers daily happy hour from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. with small plates for $7 or less and draft beer and wine for $6 or less.

From green jalapeño miso glazed halibut and to expanded vegan options like vegan sushi and curried fries, the menu has something for everyone. All menu items meet Whole Foods Market’s strict quality standards, including no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or sweeteners, and no partially hydrogenated fats or oils.

“We’re thrilled to offer Sedona residents a new and improved store that now offers even more delicious and unique options to shoppers of all diets and lifestyles,” said  Anibal Monroy, store team leader, Whole Foods Market Sedona. “The completion of this remodel allows us to better meet the needs of our local community.”

From April 20-26, Amazing Grass will host a pop-up in the Whole Body section with 40 percent off on all Amazing Grass products. On Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. live music will be offered on the Bar 1902 patio, along with Indian street food, local beer from THAT Brewery, and local wine from Chateau Tumbleweed.

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Whole Foods Market’s Sedona store expands Bar 1902; increases prepared foods and bakery offerings

Offering 18 beers on tap, self-serve pizza, cauliflower nachos, vegan sushi, cake decorating and more

SEDONA, Ariz., 2016-Feb-12 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Whole Foods Market’s Sedona store, at 1420 West Highway 89A, has expanded its bar and restaurant, Bar 1902, and has increased offerings in the prepared foods and bakery departments. The enhancements are part of a two-phase expansion project.

Bar 1902 launches a new seasonal menu today and offers a wide selection of beer and wine, including 18 local and craft beers on tap. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., the bar and restaurant offers a daily happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m., with items like jackfruit-and-short-rib quesadillas, poutine and cheese plates for $7 or less, along with $2 off draft beer and wine.

From green chile braised short ribs and a porchetta sandwich to expanded vegan options like cauliflower nachos, vegan sushi, grilled vegetable tamales and roasted mushroom flatbread featuring nut-based, Kite Hill chive artisanal spread, the menu has something for everyone. All menu items meet Whole Foods Market’s strict quality standards, which prohibit artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and partially hydrogenated fats or oils.

Bar 1902 has free wi-fi, indoor and outdoor seating for more than 100 people, and TVs, featuring regional and local games. Upcoming events include wine and beer pairings, live music and family-friendly activities. On Friday, Feb. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., Bar 1902 will host a craft beer and raw chocolate pairing, featuring local, raw and vegan Lulu’s Chocolate; a flight of four beers, expertly paired with Lulu’s favorite chocolates, costs $10.

In the new prepared foods section, shoppers will find a salad bar with 40 organic ingredients, a self-serve pizza station, a new sandwich menu with eight signature sandwiches, like the Red Rock Reuben, and a wide variety of items such as hand-crafted pizza (check out the beer stout crust!), whole or by the slice, in-house chips and meals-on-the-go. Additional offerings include a hot bar with 14 wells with BBQ Comfort, Asian and Indian food dishes and made-to-order sushi. Catering is available for office and home entertaining needs.

The updated in-house bakery includes a large pastry case with many vegan options, Non-GMO Project-verified cookies, an array of freshly baked breads and fresh cakes decorated in house, available for any occasion. Local offerings include cakes from Tempe-based Honeymoon Sweets and local hearth-style breads from Mediterra Bakehouse, based in Coolidge.

“Whether looking for a quick meal or planning for a special occasion, our goal with this expansion is to offer more delicious and unique options to shoppers of all diets and lifestyles,” said  Anibal Monroy, the store’s team leader. “From the prepared foods section for people on the go, to happy hour at Bar 1902, to our catering and cake decorating in bakery, we’re thrilled to provide the Sedona community with additional amenities.”

Phase two of the remodel will include an olive bar, additional cheese, wine, and beer offerings in the specialty department, and an updated grocery section.

Sedona Recycles, dedicated to improving recycling services for Sedona and Verde Valley residents and businesses, will receive 5 percent of the store’s net sales on Wednesday, March 2.  Details on other upcoming events can be found on the store’s events page.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET SEDONA
1420 West Hwy. 89A Sedona, AZ 86336

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Whole Foods Market’s Sedona store expands Bar 1902; increases prepared foods and bakery offerings

Whole Foods Market’s Sedona store expands Bar 1902; increases prepared foods and bakery offerings