DESTIN, Fla. (April 7, 2016) – Whole Foods Market will open in Destin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, following a bread-breaking ceremony with team members, company and local officials, and community members.

The 35,500-square-foot store, at 4402 Legendary Drive, is the company’s first location in Okaloosa County and its 26th in Florida. It will employ nearly 200 team members.

“After many years of scouting the right location, we are excited to be expanding into the heart of the Florida panhandle with the first location being in Destin,” said Juan Nunez, president of Whole Foods Market’s Florida Region. “Knowing that Destin is a community rich in culture and food, surrounded by the beautiful Emerald Coast waters, we are looking forward to offering residents and visitors the highest quality food experience in town.”

Whole Foods Market’s Destin store will give back to the community and to Florida’s panhandle region via programs like community giving days, when stores give 5 percent of a day’s net sales to local educational or nonprofit organizations.

For updates on all grand opening news and events, follow the store on Facebook or @wholefoodsdestin on Instagram.