San Jose Welcomes New Whole Foods Market Store

San Jose, Calif. – Whole Foods Market will debut innovative store concepts, including a selfsufficient energy system and a 6,000 square foot roof-top microbrewery, when it breaks ground for its new store along The Alameda in San Jose on Wednesday, August 21 at 11 a.m. The store is scheduled to open in the summer of 2014.

“We are delighted that Whole Foods Market has chosen to open another store in San Jose,” Mayor Chuck Reed said. “This new market will be a wonderful addition to The Alameda neighborhood business district and nearby residents are already eagerly awaiting next summer’s grand opening. I thank Whole Foods Market for its ongoing investments in San Jose and for helping meet our community’s growing demand for fresh food and all-natural products.”

When:
Wednesday, August 21 11:00 a.m.

Where:
700 The AlamedaSan Jose, CA 95126

Speakers:
Rob Twyman, Whole Foods Market Northern California and Reno Regional President
Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio, City of San Jose
Councilmember Sam Liccardo, City of San Jose
Kim Walesh, San Jose Economic Development Director and Chief Strategist

“San Jose is home to a rich culture of innovators we look forward to welcoming with a vibrant and interactive shopping destination,” said Rob Twyman, Whole Foods Market Northern California and Reno Regional President. “Among other new features, we will offer a rooftop beer  garden complete with seating and a fire pit so customers can relax and enjoy great conversation  while tasting a microbrew made right on the premises.”

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