Whole Foods confirms they are coming to West Seattle in 2015
The specialty grocer Whole Foods Market, once planning to take up residence on Alaskan Way, is now settled on opening a 41,000 sq. foot store in 2015 in the new mixed use development planned for 4755 Fauntleroy Way SW.
In a press release on Wednesday, the President of Whole Foods Joe Rogoff said, "We've long wanted to be part of the West Seattle community and we're grateful to all the residents who have reached out to support our efforts."
Rogoff continued, "Creating jobs, supporting local producers and lending a hand to area schools and non-profits are core to our philosophy and practices, and we're eager to share this with West Seattle. And of course we're thrilled to be expanding the selection of natural and organic food, sustainable seafood, humanely raised meats and housemade prepared foods and bakery items to the community."
When complete it will be the seventh Whole Foods Market in the Puget Sound area and the new store will likely mean 150 jobs for the area.