Whole Foods Market opens in Detroit

Detroit -- Whole Foods Market on Wednesday is scheduled to open a 21,506-sq.-ft. store in Detroit, in the city’s Midtown neighborhood. The store, which is smaller than the chain’s typical footprint, features an expanded lineup of private-label products and lower prices designed to appeal to more budget-conscious shoppers, according to various reports.

"We've worked toward this day for nearly five years, constantly inspired by the positive energy and growth in urban farming, food artisans and local producers in Detroit," said Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market. "We are so proud to be part of the mix."

The store includes a community room, free store tours and healthy eating workshops, and regular community giving days. The new store features local and green design elements including using wood and salvaged brick from Reclaimed Detroit, tables made from old car and truck hoods, murals by local artists, and Motown records adorning register lights.

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