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Whole Foods Market plans downtown Nashville store

Whole Foods Market announced today that it has signed a lease for a store in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

The 41,500-square-foot store will be part of a mixed-use development near the intersection of 12th Avenue North and Broadway. It will be Whole Foods Market’s third location in Greater Nashville, and its seventh store in Tennessee.

“Nashville is such a vibrant and exciting city, and we are thrilled to be opening a store downtown,” said Omar Gaye, president of Whole Foods Market’s South Region. “We look forward to bringing fresh, healthy, delicious food to this growing area and its surrounding neighborhoods, as well being a community gathering spot in such a thriving city.”

Construction is expected to begin in late 2016. An opening date has not been set.


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Omar Gaye

President , Southwest Region

Omar Gaye is Regional President of Whole Foods Market’s Southwest Region where he oversees stores in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Before this role, Omar was president of Whole Foods Market’s South Region for five years.