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Whole Foods Will Open Downtown On January 14

Three Whole Foods stores come to South Florida in early 2015

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As more businesses continue to move into downtown Miami and revitalize the area's offerings, residents will soon have their very first Whole Foods. The Austin, Texas-based grocer is set to open the first of three forthcoming South Florida stores on January 14, with stores in Pompano and Davie set to open soon thereafter. Short Order reports that the new downtown outpost, located at 299 SE Third Street, will be a massive 41,000 square feet, offering local and sustainable seafood, meats, and produce, as well as a broad selection of organic and all natural products. With the addition of Whole Foods in the area, we could start to see more restaurants and other food-related businesses take advantage of a new captive audience in the center of Miami.

This morning via Twitter, Edible South Florida said that the Pompano Beach store would open on January 28, and the Davie location would open will open on February 11, though those dates haven't been confirmed. According to Juan Nuñez, the president of Whole Foods' Florida region, "with these four new stores, we'll be able to offer our customers more local, natural and organic food options, introduce new and exciting products, and give back to the local communities that have embraced us." We'll keep you posted with more information on the other locations.

—Patrick Hieger