Whole Foods returns to NW Tucson neighborhood
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Residents of Tucson‘s northwest side will have a completely rebuilt Whole Foods store back in their neighborhood this week. The store at 7133 N. Oracle Road in Casa Adobes Plaza reopens for business on Aug. 27. It brings with it 180 upscale grocery jobs, more than half being full-time positions.
The previous Whole Foods store on the site closed in January 2013 for a complete redesign and rebuild. The new location comprises 31,000 square feet, more than twice the previous size.
The new store features a juice bar, olive bar, pizzeria, taqueria and corner pub, among other amenities, in addition to standard grocery items. One of the cornerstone of the Whole Foods brand is local and regional products, and there will be plenty of Arizona-created items for shoppers in the rebuilt store.
Whole Foods opened its first Tucson store in 2007. The company was founded in Texas in 1980 and now operates more than 380 stores, with 80,000 employees. The company has been named to Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 17 consecutive years.