Tuesday, February 25, 2014

DNA Info: Whole Foods Set to Open in Hyde Park in 2016

By Studio Gang Architects via DNA Info
What could this mean? Depending on how work progresses on the future Englewood store could we see that store open before Hyde Park to be located @ 1525 E. Hyde Park Blvd? Or as stated in the article could the Englewood store be pushed back a year behind the slated opening for the future Hyde Park location?
A Whole Foods executive said Tuesday its Hyde Park location won't be open until at least June 2016.

“These things are always fluctuating somewhat,” said Scott Saulsberry, vice president of Midwest operations for the upscale grocer, conceding the opening could be pushed back to September 2016.

Whole Foods will occupy 30,000 of the 110,000 square feet of retail space in the City Hyde Park development, a $114 million shopping center and apartment building designed by Studio Gang Architects.

Saulsberry said the grocer was trying to stagger its openings in the city, with the four former Dominick's locations opening next in 2015.

Allison Phelps, a spokeswoman for Whole Foods, said the opening date was based on the construction schedule worked out with the developer.
Furthermore as to further developing the store when it's built:
The Whole Foods spokeswoman said it normally takes the grocer 12 to 15 months to complete the interior work and product selection for a new store. She said amenities like a juice or wine bar have not yet been set for the Hyde Park location.

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