(Encinitas, CA – January 26, 2011) – Whole Foods Market, the natural and organic foods supermarket and the nation’s first certified organic grocer, will become the anchor tenant for the new Pacific Station urban retail living space development in Encinitas, CA.


With its signature quality standards, Whole Foods Market Encinitas will offer the widest variety and selection of the highest quality natural and organic produce, meats, seafood, beer, wine and specialty items as well as pantry staples from our grocery aisles – all without artificial colorings, flavorings, preservatives or hydrogenated fats. The store will also feature a complete Whole Body section, offering shoppers an array of high quality supplements and all-natural bodycare and beauty products. The 23,000-square-foot store will showcase locally grown and produced items from the greater San Diego area as well as nationally known brands. The store is designed to be a community hub with a courtyard eating area and a wide variety of cooking, eating and educational events created to serve this healthy and active neighborhood.


“Pacific Station is a great space with a wide variety of attractions for the community to enjoy. This location is the first new retail space in downtown Encinitas in more than 20 years and is an ideal place for us to introduce Whole Foods Market to the Encinitas neighborhood,” said Patrick Bradley, President, Southern Pacific Region, Whole Foods Market.  “Whether it's ingredients for cooking delicious meals at home or convenient snacks to take to the beach, we have everything our customers need and are excited to showcase all the best of natural and organic foods.”


Scheduled for completion this June, Whole Foods Market Encinitas is projected to become a popular shopping destination not only for local residents, but also for surrounding communities. In addition to providing easy one stop grocery shopping, the store will have a courtyard eating area where customers can relax and enjoy a variety of freshly prepared sushi, sandwiches, pizza, and prepared foods as well as cold drinks and coffee.


“We are very excited to welcome Whole Foods Market as part of Pacific Station,” said John DeWald of Cardiff-based John DeWald & Associates, lead development partner at the Pacific Station project. “Not only is Whole Foods Market one of the nation's leading market retailers, they are also very closely aligned with the new urbanism movement and projects like Pacific Station. Whole Foods Market presence will lend tremendous identity to both Pacific Station and to the Encinitas community.”