Whole Foods said Thursday that it plans to open its third Charlotte-area store at Providence and Ardrey Kell roads, just south of I-485.
The store is planned for the Waverly development, a project being built by Crosland Southeast and Childress Klein Properties. The 40,000 square foot store is slated to open in late 2016, the developers said.
Incidentally, the Whole Foods would be practically across the street from the Harris Teeter in the Rea Village Shopping Center, at 11516 Providence Road.
This store would be the Charlotte area's third Whole Foods location. The specialty grocer has one store on Fairview Road in the Southpark area and is building a second store on Sam Furr Road in Huntersville. That location, in a former Food Lion, is set to open in late summer.
"Charlotte is a great market and there is a lot of opportunity here,” said Marc Mastropaolo, Whole Foods' southern region executive, in a statement. “The Charlotte community has been very receptive to us, there is a lot of interest in good, healthy food options, and we are excited to be adding to our roster of stores in the area and to be bringing a new store to the market.”