Monday, March 16, 2009

Whole Foods North Raleigh Update

I wrote last September about the possibility of a brand new Whole Foods location in North Raleigh. The proposed location would be Regency Center's The Market at Colonnade shopping center planned at the corner of Six Forks Road and Colonnade Center Drive. Apparently, Whole Foods has been looking for the right location in North Raleigh for 7 years.

Here is an update taken from this Sue Stock News & Observer article.
The North Raleigh Whole Foods is one step closer.

On Tuesday, Raleigh's Planning Commission voted to recommend that the City Council approve the rezoning request for the site near the intersection of Six Forks and Strickland roads.

The City Council will review the matter and could vote on the rezoning plan as early as Tuesday.

Once approved, the 40,000-square-foot store and another 17,000 square feet of small shop space for other stores would take about 18 months to build.

The developers also need to submit a site plan for approval before construction can begin. But if my math is right, that might mean a late 2010 opening.
Click here for the site plan.

Here's a big "attaboy" to the grassroots organization called Bring Whole Foods which has been instrumental in making this new location a reality.


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