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Whole Foods Market debuts new flagship store in Philadelphia on Oct. 14 with community celebration

Store features hyper-local products, venues run by notable local chefs, 140-seat food hall, roving cocktail cart

PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 10, 2016) – Philadelphia’s new flagship Whole Foods Market location, at 2101 Pennsylvania Ave., opens on Friday, Oct. 14, with a bread-breaking ceremony and opening day festivities. The community is invited to join Whole Foods Market team members and civic leaders for the bread-breaking ceremony at 8:45 a.m., before doors open at 9 a.m.

“We are so proud to be relocating our Callowhill store in the heart of historic Philadelphia and cannot wait to share our new city vista with shoppers,” said Laurent Dallot, the store’s team leader. “We know customers will love the huge variety of in-store dining options and local products, but we’re just as proud of our everyday staples that meet the industry’s highest quality standards and offer options for every budget.”

The 62,000-square-foot store includes:

The elevated and expanded grocery shopping experience at the relocated store highlights local suppliers, organic products and unique Philadelphia-inspired offerings.

Local exclusives to Whole Foods Market’s Philly Center City Store include:

Additionally, Beyond Meat’s plant-based Beyond Burger will be available for the first time to Pennsylvania shoppers.

Among the store’s more than 350 team members, shoppers will find knowledgeable experts, including trained butchers, fishmongers, scratch bakers and a team of chefs.

Giving back to the community is one of Whole Foods Market’s core values, and on opening day, Philadelphia-based Urban Tree Connection, a longtime community partner, will receive a $5,000 contribution.

Be one of the first people to join Whole Foods Market on opening day to get doorbuster savings opportunities, meet local suppliers who are on site providing samples and demos, and dine in the new food hall. Follow news about this store through social media: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.