Chicago — Once open, the two new stores will bring Whole Foods’ Chicago-area store count to 19.
Chicago — Regency Centers Corporation, a national owner, operator and developer of grocery-anchored community shopping centers, plans to bring two new Whole Foods Market grocery stores to the Chicago area. Leases have been signed at the Shops on Main center and also at Hinsdale Lake Commons, replacing the previous tenant, Dominick’s.
Founded in Austin, Texas, in 1980, Whole Foods Market is a natural and organic grocer that has transformed the organic foods industry in the United States. Now boasting more than 360 stores in the U.S. and United Kingdom, the company maintains a strong commitment to sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship and community reinvestment. Once open, the Shops on Main and Hinsdale Lake Commons locations will bring the total number of Whole Foods Market locations in the Chicago area to 19.
“Schererville and Willowbrook are not only dynamic and energetic communities, but they also share our strong passion for natural and organic foods,” says Michael Bashaw, Midwest regional president, Whole Foods Market.
Currently under construction for opening this spring, the Shops on Main is a 200,000-square-foot community shopping center in Schererville, Ind., which is located 25 miles southeast of downtown Chicago.
The 178,960-square-foot Hinsdale Lake Commons center is located in Willowbrook, Ill., approximately 22 miles southwest from Chicago. Whole Foods Market will take over the 69,540-square-foot space vacated by the recently closed Dominick’s Finer Foods.
SOURCE: Regency Centers