ROCKVILLE, Md. (May 6, 2015) – Whole Foods Market announced today that it has signed a lease for a store at The Boro, a new development in Tysons Corner near the Greensboro Metro station. The approximately 70,000-square-foot store will be a flagship location in the D.C. area – both in terms of size and innovative concepts. No opening date has been set.

“Tysons Corner is truly a growing hub for the D.C. area – it deserves a store that will evolve alongside of it,” said Scott Allshouse, president of Whole Foods Market’s Mid-Atlantic Region. “As a flagship location, we are dreaming up new innovations that will make this store unlike any other.”

The store will help anchor a high-quality blend of retail and dining options at The Boro. Located within walking distance of the new Greensboro Metro station, The Boro is at the heart of Tysons Corner near the intersection of Route 7 and Route 123 in Fairfax County, Virginia.

“We are very excited to welcome Whole Foods Market to The Boro,” said David Cheek, president and co-founder of The Meridian Group, which is developing The Boro. “Whole Foods is a major brand known for exceptional quality, and it will be an outstanding anchor for our new 3.7-million-square-foot development.”

The Boro will offer a vibrant mix of offices, apartments, condominiums, retail stores, restaurants and entertainment,with easy access from major roads and Metro’s popular new Silver Line. When complete, The Boro will consist of roughly 1.8 million square feet of residential space, 1.3 million square feet of office, 316,000 square feet of retail, and 250,000 square feet of hotel space.

Phase One of the project is planned to be completed in 2018. It will feature 945,000 square feet of apartments and condominiums, 154,000 square feet of retail (including the Whole Foods Market store and 84,000 square feet of storefront retail), a 112,000-square-foot cinema, 400,000 square feet of office space, and a 1-acre public park.

“With Whole Foods and a variety of other stores and restaurants, along with residential, commercial, and office space, The Boro will fast become a popular destination with a distinct sense of place as a live, work and play community,” Cheek said.  “It will be the true ‘town center’ of Tysons Corner, based on its design, scale and location.”

Whole Foods Market currently has 417 stores worldwide, with 44 in the Mid-Atlantic region. As a leading natural and organic foods grocer, the company is committed to transparency and maintaining the industry’s highest quality standards, which don’t allow artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives or hydrogenated fats in any of the food it sells.