TYSONS, Va. (October 29, 2019) – Whole Foods Market in Tysons Corner opens its doors to the public at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30. Located in The Boro at 1635 Boro Place, the new 70,000 square-foot, Mid-Atlantic flagship store will feature thousands of items from local suppliers, a pub and game room and a food hall offering a variety of exciting culinary experiences from Friends of Whole Foods Market partners.
“We’re thrilled to expand our presence in the D.C. Metro area with the opening of our newest store in Northern Virginia,” said Carl DePree, Store Team Leader. “We look forward to providing the community – including residents and those coming through the transportation hub of Tysons Corner – with access to an expansive selection of fresh and innovative offerings, high quality food and drink options from many local partners, as well as a space to gather with friends and enjoy a meal or a drink at High Point, our in-store pub and game room.”
Opening day celebrations will include complimentary coffee from local supplier Café Kreyol, breakfast bites from Poppy's Stuffed Bagels and music before the store opens. Additionally, the first 200 customers will receive a custom Whole Foods Market Tysons Corner reusable tote bag and a savings card with a mystery value ranging between $5 and $100.
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. In addition, all beauty and body care products must meet the company’s body care standards, which ban animal testing and more than one hundred commonly used ingredients.
Located on the first floor of the store, the store’s food hall provides shoppers with offerings from four Friends of Whole Foods Market partners, including:
- Officina: Founded by Michelin Star Chef Nicholas Stefanelli, offering modern interpretations on Italian classics with a focus on classic Italian pastries and pasta, such as bucatini all'amatriciana, handmade beef ravioli and polpette-veal meatballs with tomato and parmigiano
- Genji Izakaya: Boasting an Izakaya-style menu featuring sushi, poke, dumplings and various ramen bowls, including a new spicy “angry chicken ramen”
- Curiosity Doughnuts: The brainchild of the creative duo, Aki Kamozawa and Alex Talbot, Curiosity Doughnuts offers all 11 of the company’s different dough styles to delight customers with daily-made, flavor-obsessed doughnuts
- Rappahannock Oyster Co.: Virginia-based company serving its very own farm-raised oysters with a mission to celebrate good food grown well. The venue features Rappahannock’s signature crab cakes and Barcat Oyster Chowder, as well as non-seafood offerings including salad and the company’s highly lauded Rapp Burger
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.
Pub & Game Room
The new Tysons Corner store also features High Point, a pub and game room on the mezzanine level of the store. Open from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day, High Point offers several self-serve food options including a build-your-own taco station, classic bar favorites, Detroit style pizza, garlic knots and arancini, as well as eight varieties of wine, 12 beers on tap and craft cocktails featuring ingredients from Pratt Standard Cocktail Company, a DC-based, woman-owned cocktail business. Customers can also enjoy outdoor patio seating and a variety of retro games and board games.
Other Store Features & Local Product Highlights
- Fresh produce department featuring seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as selections from several local growers, including apples, squash and mums, as well as a self-serve pineapple coring machine
- In-house bakery offering an array of fresh-baked breads and cakes, options from local suppliers such as MixiSquares Bakery, Sweet Whispers, and Whisked!, seasonally inspired offerings and items for vegan and other special diets
- Full-service butcher with a variety of ready-to-cook options, including made-in-house sausages, freshly ground and dry aged beef, along with lamb and beef selections from Virginia-based suppliers like Grayson Natural Farms
- Full-service seafood department staffed by expert fishmongers that features locally sourced, fresh seafood offerings, including sustainably bred oysters from True Chesapeake Oyster Co., shucked oysters from Harris Seafood, clams from HM Terry Co., crab meat from JM Clayton Seafood Co., headfish from George’s Seafood Distributors and Southern Connection Seafood, as well as a large selection of ready-to-eat options
- Specialty foods section with self-serve pasta from Severino Pasta, an antipasti and olive bar and hundreds of cheeses overseen by an in-store American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional who can offer expertise and recommendations for any request or occasion
- Prepared foods including sandwiches, pizza, house-made tandoori Indian cuisine, barbecue, hot entrées, salads and a full-service deli for charcuterie
- Whole Body, which offers a wide selection of beauty, body care and home goods, including products from local suppliers
- Hundreds of beer and wine selections including from 30 local producers, such as Atlas Brew Works, Solace Brewing Company, Three Notched and Port City
- Full-service Allegro coffee and tea bar
- JRINK: Full-service juice bar offering superfood smoothies using Apothékary herbal blends, smoothie bowls, cold-pressed juices and other functional tonics
- Thousands of products throughout the store from local suppliers across Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., 15 of which are recipients of Whole Foods Market’s Local Producer Loan Program, which provides low-interest loans to local producers to help grow their businesses
Amazon Prime members who shop at Whole Foods Market have access to a number of benefits year-round, like deep discounts on dozens of select popular products each week and an additional 10% off hundreds of in-store items. In addition, eligible Prime members receive 5% back on Whole Foods Market purchases when using the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card.
To celebrate joining the community, 5% of the store’s net sales on Thursday, November 7 will benefit Food for Others, an organization that, through its Power Packs Program, provides elementary-school children with nutritious meals for the weekend so they can come to school ready to learn. From opening day through December 31, all donations from Whole Foods Market’s bag credit program, which provides a credit to customers who bring their own shopping bags, will go to Fairfax Casa, a nonprofit organization advocating for the best interest of each child that enters the juvenile court system.
Whole Foods Market Tysons Corner will employ approximately 325 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 nine additional stores in Northern Virginia.
For more information visit https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/tysonscorner.