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Whole Foods Market to Celebrate 500th Store Opening in Midtown Atlanta on April 5

Multi-level Store Will Have Four Fast-Casual Eateries, Including Rooftop Bar; Opening Day to Feature Live Music, Events, Product Sampling, and Giveaways

ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 28, 2019) Whole Foods Market will celebrate its 500th location with the opening of its new flagship 70,000 square-foot, multi-level Midtown Atlanta store, located at 22 14th Street NW, at 7 a.m. on Friday, April 5. As the south region flagship location, Whole Foods Market Midtown will be a community gathering destination featuring four different fast-casual eateries across four floors, including a rooftop bar with skyline views. The eateries will offer exclusive food menus and curated selections of locally sourced beer and wine.     

“We can’t wait to welcome customers into this one-of-a-kind Whole Foods Market,” said Abibou N'Diaye, Store Team Leader. “From its extensive selection of responsibly-sourced, local, and innovative product offerings, to its four unique dining spaces, to its Atlanta-inspired design elements that capture the spirit of the community, we are confident that this store will offer something for a variety of tastes, preferences, and purposes.”   

Kicking off at 6:30 a.m., opening day celebrations will include free coffee from a local supplier, pastries and live music. The first 500 customers in line when the doors open at 7 a.m. will receive a token, valid for one Whole Foods Market Midtown canvas tote bag with their purchase. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the first 150 customers in line will receive a gift card valued between $5 and $100. From 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., customers can cycle for a nonprofit. Spin bikes will be set up on the sidewalk in front of the store, and for every 5 minutes someone spins, Whole Foods Market will donate $1 to the Center for Puppetry Arts. Throughout the day, there will be live music and product sampling inside the store, including a meet-the-maker event featuring local suppliers from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Offering a selection of locally sourced options, grab-and-go prepared foods and natural and organic grocery items, 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.  

Special features of the Midtown Atlanta store include:

To celebrate joining the community, five percent of the store’s net sales on Thursday, April 18 will be donated to Food Well Alliance, which supports local urban agriculture in Atlanta.    

Whole Foods Market Midtown Atlanta will employ approximately 350 full and part time team members. The store will be open from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., daily.

Whole Foods Market has 11 other stores in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

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