Whole Foods to Open at the Runway at Playa Vista June 17
From EPR Retail News, 4/17/15:
Whole Foods Market’s store at the Runway at Playa Vista will open Wednesday, June 17 at the corner of Jefferson and McConnell in Playa Vista.
The store, which will anchor a 3,500 unit residential development, will bring more than 200 jobs to the area. It will be the first Whole Foods Market location to open in Los Angeles since 2008.
“We are excited that our newest store opening in Los Angeles will be in Playa Vista,” said Patrick Bradley, president of Whole Foods Market’s Southern Pacific Region. “This location in such a thriving, creative, aware and engaged community, is a great place for us to share all of Whole Foods Market’s wonderful offerings.”
The 35,000-square-foot store will offer expansive social spaces—including a full service bar, Astro Bar, multiple dining areas and seating to accommodate more than 150 people—designed to serve as extensions of the home and to cultivate a uniquely connected community.
Other unique offerings will include home delivery to Playa Vista residents, a flexi card plan for local Loyola Marymount University students, and seven levels of parking with more than 200 spaces.
As Whole Foods Market does in every community in which it opens, the store will partner with like-minded organizations to foster and support local nonprofits, suppliers, businesses and residents.
To commemorate the store’s opening, Whole Foods Market will host several events, including a reusable shopping bag design contest to engage the community’s creative businesses. The winning design will be sold at the Playa Vista store for a limited time, and proceeds will go to the winner’s nonprofit of choice.