AUSTIN (KXAN) - The Whole Foods Market under construction at North Austin's Domain is on track to open Jan. 15, the company said Tuesday, and the Gateway location off Research Boulevard will remain open.
"Our guests have told us that they’d like to continue shopping at Gateway,” said Mark Dixon, regional president for the company’s Southwest region. “Every store is unique and offers shoppers an experience unlike any other grocery store. This is an exciting opportunity for our shoppers and team members; we’re ready to add our fifth store to the Austin metro.”
The new store at the Domain will be the second largest Whole Foods Market in Austin at just over 65,000 square feet, Dixon said.
On average across the company’s southwest region, stores sit at 35,000-40,000 square feet. A store of this size can employ up to 300, and a job fair will occur closer to the opening date, the company said.
In June 2012, Whole Foods opened a store at the Shops at Arbor Trails near MoPac at 4301 W. William Cannon Drive. A month earlier, a location in Bee Cave opened.
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