New Whole Foods store coming to Tysons Corner
Whole Foods Market has signed a lease for a new store at The Boro, a new development in Tysons Corner near the Greensboro Metro station. The company said the 70,000-square-foot store will be a flagship location in the D.C. area — both in terms of size and innovative concepts.
“Tysons Corner is truly a growing hub for the D.C. area. It deserves a store that will evolve alongside of it,” Scott Allshouse, president of Whole Foods Market’s mid-Atlantic Region, said in a statement. “As a flagship location, we are dreaming up new innovations that will make this store unlike any other.”
An opening date for the store has not been set. It will help anchor a blend of retail and dining options at The Boro, where the Meridian Group is redeveloping SAIC’s former 18-acre campus at Tysons. The Boro is within walking distance of the new Greensboro Metro station and is near the intersection of Route 7 and Route 123 in Fairfax County.
“We are very excited to welcome Whole Foods Market to The Boro,” said David Cheek, president and co-founder of The Meridian Group. “Whole Foods is a major brand known for exceptional quality, and it will be an outstanding anchor for our new 3.7 million-square-foot development.”
The Boro will offer a mix of offices, apartments, condominiums, retail stores, restaurants and entertainment. When complete, it will consist of roughly 1.8 million square feet of residential space, 1.3 million square feet of office, 316,000 square feet of retail, and 250,000 square feet of hotel space.
Phase One of the project is planned to be completed in 2018. It will feature 945,000 square feet of apartments and condominiums, 154,000 square feet of retail (including the Whole Foods Market store and 84,000 square feet of storefront retail), a 112,000-square-foot cinema, 400,000 square feet of office space, and a one-acre public park.
Whole Foods Market, based out of Rockville, Md., currently has 417 stores worldwide, with 44 in the Mid-Atlantic region. As a natural and organic foods grocer, the company says it doesn’t allow artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives or hydrogenated fats in any of the food it sells.