Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Whole Foods Market Opens in El Paso

Whole Foods has opened its first El Paso store, a long awaited addition to the Sun City's grocery lineup.

El Paso's first Whole Foods Market opened October 19, 2016, on the city's West Side. (Whole Foods El Paso)

The store, located at 100 Pitt Street on the West Side, spans 50,000 square feet and includes a restaurant, garden beds to grow produce on site, and a community room that can be used for yoga, cooking classes, and meetings.

Plans for a Whole Foods Market location in El Paso were first revealed nearly two years ago, with a site announced shortly thereafter.

An adjacent shopping center called La Villita is nearing completion and will include Chipotle and La Madeleine locations.

(Previously: 'La Villita' will be Retail Center Attached to Whole Foods Market)

This picture including Whole Foods employees in El Paso shows some of the interior of the new store. (Whole Foods El Paso)

Whole Foods is open from 7:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. daily and is located at the corner of Pitt and Mesa Streets in the Coronado High School area.