Whole Foods Market has said it plans to open a new store in Wynnewood, Pa., around the corner from the existing store.
The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that the new location will be 45,000 s.f. and will open in late summer or early fall of 2015. The existing store will remain open in the interim.
It will be about one block away, on Wynnewood Road, though an exact address still has to be established.
“It’s great to remain in a thriving area that has allowed us to become part of the community; while being able to expand our store and offerings,” Whole Foods Market Regional President Scott Allshouse. “The new store will provide an enriched shopping experience and be on par with our neighboring Pennsylvania stores.”
Whole Foods recently announced the store opening on its Facebook page, along with 11 other stores across the nation. The grocer is based in Austin, Texas.
Wynnewood’s existing Whole Foods store, at 339 E. Lancaster Ave., was expanded within the past 18 months but is still one of its smaller area stores, at 16,500 s.f.
The developer will be Bryan Weingarten of Bryn Mawr, Pa.-based WP Realty.
In the area, Whole Foods has stores in Devon, Plymouth Meeting, Jenkintown, Glen Mills, Philadelphia (two sites)—all in Pennsylvania—and Marlton, N.J.