Whole Foods opening second store in Sarasota

Whole Foods opening second store in Sarasota

By Justine Griffin, Herald-Tribune

Whole Foods Market announced it will open a second grocery store in Sarasota this year.

The store is Sarasota is one of eight supermarkets Whole Foods is opening in the U.S. and Canada this year, executives said during the company’s first quarterearnings report today.

The Austin-based high end, organic grocery chain operates one store in the Southwest Florida region on First Street in downtown Sarasota. Casto Lifestyle Properties, a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial real estate firm, built the downtown Whole Foods Market Center/100 Central retail and condominium complex in downtown Sarasota in 2004.

Employees at the current Whole Foods store said that the new location will open on University Parkway. There is no scheduled opening date just yet.

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