SILVER LAKE — Construction crews and equipment still roam the Glendale Boulevard site where Whole Foods is building the first of its 365 by Whole Foods stores. Despite the current construction dust and noise, the upscale grocer announced today that the Silver Lake store will open on May 25, a few months earlier than originally scheduled.
The Silver Lake store, which replaces a former Ralphs market on Glendale Boulevard, is Whole Foods’ effort to appeal in part to younger shoppers with a more affordable mix of products and what the company describes as a “streamlined … shopping experience.” In addition to market staples, the 365 by Whole Foods will also share its floor space with other vendors, such as Chloe, a New York-based vegan restaurant, a coffee brew bar by Allegro Coffee and a self-service tea kiosk called teaBot.
“With each store, we’re looking to curate an experience that’s totally customized to that location,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market, in a statement. “Allegro’s craft brew bar will provide a casual place for Silver Lake residents to relax before or after they shop, while teaBOT’s unique service will offer a quick, yet deeply personalized tea-making experience.”
In addition to the Whole Foods, a Wells Fargo bank branch and two new restaurants are also planned for the same shopping center, which is also home to a CVS drug store and Starbucks outlet.
If the shopping center parking lot approaches the perpetually-packed conditions found at the Silver Lake Trader Joe’s, 365 shoppers will be able to avoid the hassles and place their order online for delivery, the company said.
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