Whole Foods Market has released its official announcement for the opening date of the second store location in San Antonio. It will be Sept. 18, at the Vineyard Shopping Center on Blanco Road. The store will be about 37,000 square feet in size and will employ 150 team members.
“Our customers have told us they’d like to have more stores in San Antonio. We’re looking forward to engaging with the city’s vibrant, food-forward community and sharing the highest quality natural and organic products with more of the greater San Antonio area,” said Mark Dixon, regional president for the company’s Southwest region.
The new store will offer shoppers the essential Whole Foods Market experience, with a variety of natural, local and organic foods in an environment to accommodate every member of the family and a diverse range of lifestyles. The store will feature chef-prepared foods including some tried and true favorites like pizza, tacos and barbecue. The Vineyard location will also feature Bar Blanco, an in-store bar with beer and wine on tap. In line with the company’s core value of caring about its communities and the environment, the new Whole Foods will offer complimentary electric vehicle charging stations and will have indoor and outdoor seating areas.
The store will open with a bread-breaking ceremony. Grand opening activities will continue throughout the first week with tastings, demonstrations from local producers, and fun community events.
"We’ll be giving back to the community from day one,” said Angel Hall, marketing team leader at the new store, "during opening week, both of our San Antonio stores – in the Vineyard and Quarry shopping centers – will give a percentage of sales to five very worthy nonprofit organizations including the YMCA of Greater San Antonio, Fisher House, The Humane Society of San Antonio, NALAC: National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and Texas Public Radio.”
Store team leader, Glen Ebner, said “We’re bringing the high quality standards and pleasurable shopping experience our customers expect to another neighborhood, and that’s something we hope our shoppers in San Antonio will be excited about. I know we are!”