Another Whole Foods for the Burbs
Organic grocery shopping is about to get easier for folks in Frisco, when Whole Foods Market moves in at the corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Lebanon Road. The grocer will be the anchor tenant for The Forum at Wade Park, the retail center of an expansive 110-acre, mixed-use development.
The new 45,000-square-foot Whole Foods will offer its usual array of natural, local and organic products, plus features tailored to its new neighborhood. It is slated to open in fall 2015.
“We are pleased to announce Whole Foods Market as the first of many premier features planned for the new Wade Park,” said Stan Thomas, president and founder of Thomas Land & Development, the company responsible for the project. “We are creating an exceptional space and environment for people to live, work, shop and spend leisure time at one of North Texas’ most in-demand locations.”
The Wade Park project will boast approximately 600,000 square feet of high-end retail space and up to 3 million square feet of commercial office space. But that’s not all: The development will also include 1,200 multi-family residential units and 127 single-family homes with luxury amenities including “elite concierge services.”
“Wade Park is the ideal location for our new store as we expand throughout the North Texas region,” said Mark Dixon, president of the Southwest region for Whole Foods, in a release. “Frisco is a unique, close-knit community and one of the fastest growing areas in the country. We look forward to being part of the growth and success of the area.”
This is the fourth DFW-area Whole Foods Market in development. A Colleyville store is slated to open this summer, followed by Highland Village (this fall) and Uptown (summer 2015). The Austin-based grocer, recognized as one of the best companies to work for, currently has more than 370 locations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.