Whole Foods Market 365, the more affordable version of the sustainable grocery store, is finally coming to Austin proper. It will be located in the development adjacent to the Plaza Saltillo station on Comal Street and is scheduled to open in late 2019.
The Market 365 concept was announced in 2015, and there are seven locations across the country. This is the first location in the grocery chain’s hometown, although there is a store in Cedar Park that opened last year. The 30,000 square-foot store will be designed by Michael Hsu, a local architect who worked on the South Congress Hotel and ATX Cocina and is known for sustainability.
Austin City Council Member Pio Renteria’s district proclaimed his support for the project in a press release:
When we began the public discussion on what our community desired to see at Saltillo, access to fresh healthy fruits and vegetables was a major request – so it’s wonderful that a local store like Whole Foods 365 will be opening its doors here.
The grocery store joins several other restaurants in the development, including wine and tapas bar Barcelona, The Ginger Man, Tarka Indian Kitchen, Epoch Coffee, the third Austin location of brunch chain Snooze, Dolce Neve, and Stout Burgers & Beers.
Since its acquisition by Amazon last year, Whole Foods has implemented a number of changes. This also includes recently announced same-day Prime Now delivery, which is available in Austin.