While local media markets broke the news last week of Whole Foods move into the old Dominick's in Elmhurst, the grocery store chain made it official with an announcement on Monday afternoon.
In a Monday press release, Whole Foods announced it would in fact be opening a new store in an old Dominick's building at 215 S. Route 83 in Elmhurst, according to a press release from Whole Foods. The store is slated to open in 2015.
“We are excited to bring the highest quality of natural and organic products to the community of Elmhurst,” says Michael Bashaw, Whole Foods Market Midwest Regional President, in the news release. “This store will appeal to the residents of Elmhurst, ranging from the health conscious to the serious food enthusiast.”
Whole Foods Market will spend the next year remodeling the location "to reflect the Elmhurst community and the company’s mission of supporting sustainable agriculture and the environment," according to the news release.
The addition of Whole Foods is "great news for Elmhurst" and its residents, said Elmhurst Mayor Steven M. Morley in the press release.
Foods Market coming to the area shows how highly valued our City is as a business location
destination," Morley said.
Following the news on Friday of Whole Foods move to Elmhurst, several Elmhurst Patch Facebook followers shared their thoughts on the grocery store coming to town. Check out those responses in the post above.