The third Whole Foods
in Toronto, going up at Yonge and Sheppard, in the bottom of the Hullmark Centre
, will be the biggest in the city.
loath to reveal the square footage, or many details at all -- "that
would be showing our hand to our competitors," says Metro Store Team
Leader Peter Hilge -- he did say it would be on one floor, there would
be a cafe, and several amenities that are not currently offered in
other GTA Whole Foods stores.
When asked why the company chose
that location, Hilge echoes the currently popular line among developers
and others with financial interest in the quickly expanding area. "If
you took a pin and stuck it in the middle of Toronto, that's where it
is," Hilge says pointing out it's at the intersection of the Yonge and
Sheppard subway lines, and close to the 401. "Pusateri's
just opened over on Bayview, and I truly think this is a better location," he says.
The new store, designed by Markham-based firm Petroff
will begin construction in 18 months, and is scheduled to open in early
2013, before many of the residents have moved in to the large condo
complex above, according to Hilge.
Writer: Bert Archer
Source: Peter HilgeDo
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