DENVER – Downtown Denver’s huge new Whole Foods store is set to open in a little less than a month.
The Austin-based company announced it will hold a grand opening for the Union Station Whole Foods store, located at 1701 Wewatta St., on Wednesday, Nov. 15.
The 50,000-square-foot store will feature all of Whole Foods’ usual offerings as well as a slew of local businesses with a heavy focus on ready-made meals.
Denver-based Bircall will open as a standalone “Friends of Whole Foods Market” shop, as will Tel Aviv Street Food, an Israel-inspired restaurant from Denver-based U Baron Group, which runs Izzio Bakery and Etai’s Bakery Café. Allegro Coffee Roasters also will offer a number of “artisanal” coffee varieties in-store.
Additional food offerings include a mac and cheese bar, a “salad chopper” who will prepare salads to order, a 12-tap juice bar, a coffee bar and poke, noodle and rice bowls from California-based Kikka Sushi.
Thanks to Whole Foods’ recent acquisition by Amazon, the store also will feature 75 Amazon Lockers – self-service lockboxes for Amazon package deliveries.
The store will add 135 new jobs for a total of 210 employees at the Union Station location.
The store's grand opening is scheduled for 9 a.m. and will feature door prizes, giveaways and a seafood market inspired by Seattle’s Pike Place Market.