Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Whole Foods to add SouthPark store

CHARLOTTE - Whole Foods Market plans to open a second supermarket in Charlotte.

The store will occupy 50,000 square feet at the southwest corner of Sharon Road and Colony Road, east of SouthPark mall.

The store, slated to open in 2009, will feature parking on two levels.

The previously announced Charlotte Whole Foods Market on Elizabeth Avenue is scheduled to open in 2008.

"SouthPark is a booming neighborhood and the perfect location for Whole Foods Market's second Charlotte store," said Scott Allshouse, regional president for Whole Foods Market. "We listened to the many requests from the Charlotte community to open stores here, especially in the SouthPark area, and this new location was chosen because of those requests.

The Texas-based company, which sells natural and organic food, has stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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