ROCKVILLE, Md. (July 28, 2016) – Whole Foods Market, America’s Healthiest Grocery Store®, announced today that it has signed a lease for a second East Liberty store in Pittsburgh.  The new store will be part of the East Liberty Marketplace development at the intersection of Penn Avenue and South Euclid Avenue. There are currently stores in East Liberty and Wexford with a South Hills location anticipated to open in early 2017.

“We love the East Liberty community and are as committed to this neighborhood today as we were in 2002 when we first opened in the area,” said Scott Allshouse, Whole Foods Market mid-Atlantic regional president. “This larger building will broaden our footprint, offer more parking and allow us to create new opportunities to surprise and delight our expanding base of shoppers in Pittsburgh.”

“We are delighted to have Whole Foods anchoring our new development,” said Larry Gumberg, President of LG Realty Advisors, Inc. which is developing East Liberty Marketplace. “The commitment of Whole Foods Market to East Liberty and Pittsburgh has been remarkable, and we could not have asked for a better partner” said Zach Gumberg, also of LG Realty Advisors, Inc., who is leading the development effort.  The developer plans to start construction in the first quarter of 2017 on East Liberty Marketplace. No opening date has been set for the new Whole Foods Market store.