Whole Foods Market recently just announced its plans to relocate it first Tampa location on North Dale Mabry to a much bigger space (48,000 square feet) as part of the big development project that is Midtown Tampa.
Rendering via URBN Tampa Bay
The Midtown Tampa project is set to go up for approval with Tampa City Council on Thursday, April 12th. The Whole Foods Market would be a big draw for the overall plan which would include a mix of uses including residences, hotels, retail and entertainment, and promote area density as an attraction for people to live and work.
“Whole Foods Market has proudly served the Tampa community for many years,” said Juan Núñez, President of Whole Foods Market’s Florida Region. “We are excited to have the opportunity to bring a larger store to the area, allowing us to offer our customers even more ways to enjoy great food.”
With the influx of new groceries and markets like Sprouts Farmers Market and Fresco y Mas in Tampa and Lucky’s Market in St. Pete, Whole Foods looks to up the ante with higher visibility for traffic and of course a much larger organic offering.
The project is slated to open in 2020. Stay tuned for further updates.