Casas Adobes Whole Foods Market has big plans for future | Business
For those who use the Whole Foods Market on Oracle, you might be in for a bit of a shock. The store is closing, but not for good. The 7133 N. Oracle store is slated to be remodeled. The store will close its doors, temporarily, on January 6, at 6 p.m. and is expected to reopen by winter 2013.
“Tucson is a community we are committed to wholeheartedly. We’re deeply investing in this city through the renovation at the Speedway Boulevard store, the opening of the River Road store and now the redevelopment of the Northwest location,” said Patrick Bradley, president of Whole Foods Market’s Southern Pacific region, in a recent news release on the project.
The Casas Adobes store on Oracle Road will continue to serve customers until its closing and offer a storewide liquidation sale on products. Not to fear, those that use Whole Foods Market still have two options for shopping, the new River Road Store and the Speedway Boulevard locations.
Team members currently employed at the Casas Adobes location will be temporarily relocated to one of the two other Tucson locations, before returning to help reopen the renovated Casas Adobes store.
“While we will miss seeing our customers on a daily business, we look forward to creating an expanded store and community resource for healthy living,” said Jay Young, Whole Foods Market store team leader, also in a news release.
Renovations to the Oracle Road store will remain true to the Casas Adobes Plaza’s distinct architectural style designed by Gordon Luepke, a protégé of renowned architect Josias T. Joesler. The store will be rebuilt from the ground up and expanded to a two-story structure of approximately 32,000 square feet with administrative and meeting space on the second level.
For additional information on Whole Foods Market’s Oracle store, please visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/Oracle or to stay updated on grand opening events and activities, follow Whole Foods Market Tucson on Facebook, at http://www.facebook.com/WFMTucson or on Twitter @wholefoods.