Click here for the whole article from Sue Stock over at the N&O.
In North Raleigh, the Whole Foods is one step closer to reality.
On Wednesday, Raleigh City Council approved the plans for the Market at Colonnade, which will be anchored by the gourmet grocer.
The center near Six Forks and Strickland roads will include the 40,000-square-foot store plus an additional 17,000 square feet of small-shop space.
Developer Regency Centers will begin construction on the project around the first of the year. That means the store will likely open in the first quarter of 2011.
Just as an FYI, the new Raleigh Trader Joe's opening in a few weeks is more than 3 times smaller at 12,000 square feet.