Whole Foods has made it official: The company sent out a press release today saying that their new Melrose store will open on July 24, with a traditional bread-breaking ceremony at 9:45 a.m. The new store will be located in the old Johnny’s Foodmaster market at 880 Main Street. Here’s the press release:
Whole Foods Market Announces Melrose Opening Date
Melrose location to open on Wednesday, July 24
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (June 26, 2013) – Whole Foods Market’s newest location, at 880 Main Street, will open with the company’s traditional bread-breaking ceremony on Wednesday, July 24 at 9:45 a.m.
The 31,513 square foot store, Whole Foods Market’s 24th Massachusetts location, will employ approximately 125 full and part time team members. The natural and organic supermarket will serve the community with the highest quality groceries, produce, seafood, and meats available along with restaurant-quality prepared foods that can be enjoyed in the store’s café seating area. Unique features also include made-in-store fresh pasta and pizza, bulk candy shop favorites, and a full charcuterie. Whole Foods Market Melrose store hours will be 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., 7 days a week.
The public is welcome to be a part of Whole Foods Market history, by attending the bread breaking ceremony at 9:45 a.m. At 10 a.m. the store will officially open for business.
About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 69,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNEmagazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2011, the company had sales of more than $10 billion and currently has more than 325 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.