MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials with the Whole Foods Market chain of natural and organic food stores announced Wednesday that it is planning to open a new location in downtown Minneapolis.

Officials also confirmed that an Edina location is set to open on April 18, 2012.

The downtown Minneapolis location is expected to be about 38,000 square feet and will be at the corner of Hennepin and Washington Avenues. Officials said it will be the ground level store of 222 Hennepin Avenue and will also have a separate liquor store that will sell specialty beers and wines.

Officials said about 150 jobs will be created to meet the stores retail needs. The store is slated to open sometime in 2013.

Comments (11)
  1. trebor says:

    Another 125 minimum wage jobs for mpls.

    1. robert says:

      Do you want ‘red’ or ‘white’ with your whine? LOL

    2. ez says:

      Whole foods actually pays more than minimum wage.

  2. trebor says:

    Another 125 minimum wage jobs for mpls. Oops I meant 150.

  3. Rufus Larkin says:

    This was first proposed to build Wohle Foods there 3 or 4 years ago.

  4. sally says:

    It’s about time.

  5. Mic says:

    This is great news! It’s too bad people have such is pessimistic view. I can only imagine how much their life must suck.

  6. Mic says:

    ^ “a” pessimistic view. 🙂

  7. Bpath says:

    “Whole Foods….for your food hole”

  8. B in MPLS says:

    Living less than two blocks away I couldn’t be MORE EXCITED! This is going to be the only legit grocery store (other than the Churchill “market”) within a mile!

  9. gordy says:

    More like WHOLE PAYCHECK am I right? LOL

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