From Press Release:
Sneak-preview tours Sept 19 and 20 to benefit Augusta Locally Grown
Whole Foods Market will open its first Augusta location for business Tuesday, September 23. The store is located on Washington Road in the Washington Crossing shopping center..
The grocery store’s grand opening will reveal 41,000 square feet and features a nine-hole putting green and patio, coffee bar, huge cheese selection, and more.
Shoppers can get an early look at the new store during sneak-preview tours offered Sept. 19 and 20. Online registration is required to secure a 45-minute tour between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 19, and between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 20. A suggested donation of $5 to benefit local nonprofit Augusta Locally Grown will be accepted at the door. Tour groups will be among the first to see the store’s features and enjoy samples and receive a goody bag.
“We are as excited as the community is to be able to announce our opening date,” said Nourredine Dahak, Store Team Leader, Whole Foods Market Augusta. “We look forward to opening our doors in a few short weeks, bringing a fun, new and healthy grocery store option to our neighbors and team members here in Richmond County.”
Regular store hours will be 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Information about events, community giving programs and more will be available on the store’s website, and the conversation and photo-sharing are under way on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s more than 73,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 17 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2012, the company had sales of $11.7 billion and currently has more than 340 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.