CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 4, 2017) – Whole Foods Market will open its third store in Charlotte on Tuesday, May 23, at 7221 Waverly Walk Avenue. Opening day shoppers will be greeted with door-buster deals and an array of product demonstrations and samples.

The community is invited to join Whole Foods Market Waverly for a Bluegrass and BBQ event in front of the store on Saturday, May 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. The celebration will feature BBQ, bluegrass music, and plenty of fun for the whole family – even the four-legged members! All proceeds from this event will be donated to Sustain Charlotte which, as part of its overall mission to address sustainability challenges in our rapidly growing city, is working to ensure that fresh and nutritious food is available in all neighborhoods. For event details and ticket prices, visit www. 

“We’re excited to join South Charlotte’s growing community with the opening of our new Whole Foods Market Waverly,” said Ruben Duran, the Waverly store’s team leader. “We hope members of the community will join us for some good food and music at the Bluegrass and BBQ event to celebrate the store opening. We are proud that all proceeds from this event will benefit Sustain Charlotte, an organization that is leading sustainability awareness and initiatives in the community.”

“Whole Foods' commitment to providing healthy food and giving back to the local communities where they operate makes them an ideal partner for us,” said Shannon Binns, the executive director of Sustain Charlotte. “We're thrilled that they are opening a store in a development that prioritizes walkability as well.”

Every item sold in the store meets Whole Foods Market’s rigorous quality standards and is free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives and hydrogenated fats.  

Members of the media can contact to schedule preview tours of the new store.