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New Whole Foods Market in Harbor East to Open April 9

UPDATE: Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Whole Foods Market has postponed the opening of our new Harbor East store. We’ll keep you updated on the store’s new opening date as soon as we have more information to share.

UPDATE: Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Whole Foods Market has postponed the opening of our new Harbor East store. We’ll keep you updated on the store’s new opening date as soon as we have more information to share. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and greatly appreciate your understanding during this challenging time. We look forward to welcoming our neighbors to their new Whole Foods Market in the future!

BALTIMORE, MD. (March 12, 2020) Whole Foods Market will open its new 47,000 square-foot store in Harbor East, located at 711 S Central Ave at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 9. The store will serve as a relocation of the existing store on Fleet Street.

“We can’t wait for our customers to experience their new Harbor East store,” said Kim Tate, Store Team Leader. “We’re excited to provide our customers with an even larger selection of high-quality, fresh and innovative products, a wide range of prepared foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as new features including an in-store food hall featuring local partners and patio seating with views of the harbor.”

All food at Whole Foods Market must meet the company’s rigorous quality standards, which prohibit hydrogenated fats, high-fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners, as well as over 100 colors, flavors and preservatives commonly found in food. In addition, all beauty and body care products must meet the company’s body care standards, which ban more than 100 commonly used ingredients, including phthalates, parabens and microbeads.

Special features of the store will include:

Food Hall

The new Harbor East store will also include The Forum Food Hall, which will feature two venues from Friends of Whole Foods Market partners:

Located on the second floor of the store, The Forum Food Hall also offers patio seating with views of the harbor.

The Friends of Whole Foods Market program provides the opportunity for innovative businesses and entrepreneurs that align with the mission and quality of Whole Foods Market to establish their own independent retail spaces inside Whole Foods Market stores to bring shoppers unique experiences.

Amazon Prime members who shop at Whole Foods Market have access to a number of benefits year-round, like deep discounts on select popular products each week and an additional 10% off hundreds of in-store sale items. In addition, eligible Prime members receive 5% back on Whole Foods Market purchases when using the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card. Additionally, free 2-hour grocery delivery is available for Prime members in more than 2,000 cities and towns.

To celebrate the opening, 5% of the store’s net sales on April 16 will benefit UEmpower of Maryland’s newest program, “The Food Project,” which aims to empower the South West Baltimore community by providing kids with cooking lessons, farming and restaurant training, job opportunities, sustainable food sources and mentorship.

Whole Foods Market Harbor East will employ approximately 250 full and part-time team members.

Following the grand opening, the store will be open from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily.

Whole Foods Market has another store in the Mount Washington area of the city.

For more information visit https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/harboreastnew.