Sound Shore residents will soon have a new spot to pick up their local and organic produce, vegan meals, environmentally friendly cleaning products, even full Thanksgiving or Hanukkah dinners, and much more. Whole Foods Market has announced it will open its Port Chester location on Oct. 22.
Whole Foods has been renovating the former A&P location at 575 Boston Post Road for the last several months, and will be ready for an opening day of sales, samples, special offers and giveaways next Tuesday.
Opening day will start with a Whole Foods tradition of a bread baking ceremony at 8:30 a.m. The store will also donate five percent of the day's net sales to The Carver Center, the community organization announced on Facebook this week.
The Port Chester store will be the third in Westchester County and the 365th store for the company. The two other Westchester locations are White Plains and Yonkers.
Whole Foods has already been working with The Carver Center and other community groups to host healthy activities for children and the community and to help sponsor local events.
The store will also feature some "new to market" innovations throughout the various departments - bakery, meat, prepared foods, etc.- in the store. Further details on new offerings have not yet been released.
The Austin, TX-based chain stores in 39 states, the UK and Canada. It styles itself as a socially responsible business, offering natural and organic foods. There are more than 2,400 natural and organic products under the Whole Foods Market, 365 Everyday Value and Whole Catch brands.
The company employs more than 73,000 people after a humble start in 1980 with a store in Austin and a staff of 19.
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