Whole Foods Market is opening today at Pleasant Shops in Weymouth, Mass. The store is located at the intersection of Route 18 and Pleasant Valley Parkway in Norfolk County. The new location will open with the company’s traditional bread-breaking ceremony at 9:45 a.m.
“The Whole Foods Market concept is a great enhancement to Pleasant Shops,” said John Hendrickson, Northeast Regional COO for Federal Realty Investment Trust, which announced the opening. “As we have seen at our other properties, Whole Foods’ addition will help provide the opportunity to further enhance the additional tenancy and our long-term vision of the property.”
Pleasant Shops was acquired by a joint venture between Federal Realty Investment Trust and a client advised by Clarion Partners.
The 40,000-s.f. store is Whole Foods Market’s 23rd Massachusetts location and will employ approximately 140 full- and part-time team members—serving the south shore community with groceries, produce, seafood and meats along with restaurant-quality prepared foods that can be enjoyed in the store’s cafe seating area. Unique features also include a coffee and smoothie bar with seating, pizza oven with a direct take-out phone line and an artisanal cheese room.
“Weymouth is pleased to welcome Whole Foods Market to our community,” said Weymouth Mayor Susan M. Kay. “Our Healthy Wey/Mass in Motion Partnership is working to improve access to healthy food and physical activity for all who live or work in Weymouth. As we continue with Healthy Wey/Mass in Motion programs, we know we can count on Whole Foods Market.”