Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Visit to the New Whole Foods

Posted By on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 8:35 AM

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The new Whole Foods Market Memphis store, at 5014 Poplar, opened for business on Jan. 14. Situated next door to the smaller, previous location, which closed its doors on Jan. 12, the new 42,000-square-foot market is almost twice the size of the old store, making room for new products that the old store couldn’t accommodate.

The new store has an expanded prepared-foods area, which features similar deli, sushi, pizza, hot-food, and salad bar offerings as the old store but now includes a Memphis barbecue shack and, following the new Memphis craze, a growler fill-up station with five beers on tap.

The new store has a good amount of Memphis flair, with a sign at the entrance that says, “Whole Foods Market Memphis: Proud to be part of the community,” and a Memphis-themed mural in the dining area by local self-taught artist Lamar Sorrento.

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