Whole Foods groundbreaking in Fremont scheduled Jan. 25

A press release from the Fremont Chamber of Commerce (I plan to do a story on this within a few days):

The Fremont Chamber of Commerce and property owner Robson Homes will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Whole Foods Market, to be built on the Northwest corner of Mowry Avenue and Paseo Padre Parkway, on Friday, January 25 at 2:00 p.m.

Whole Foods Market representatives and elected officials will be on hand to participate in the ceremonial groundbreaking and group photo.

Construction for the 52,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market and retail development was approved by Fremont City Council in July 2012.  The grading permit was issued in October 2012.  Whole Foods Market is expected to open in late 2013.

Whole Foods Market has been long-awaited and reflects the city’s changing demographics. “The addition of Whole Foods Market validates Fremont’s attractive environment for lifestyle retail, and will serve as an anchor for Fremont’s new Downtown,” said Bill Harrison, Mayor of Fremont.

“The Fremont Chamber of Commerce is delighted and encouraged to see this type of economic development in Fremont,” said Cindy Bonior, Fremont Chamber of Commerce. “We know that Fremont residents have long expressed a desire to have a Whole Foods Market in our community and we are sure that it will be a draw for the region as well.”

Mark Robson, CEO of Robson Homes, added “Whole Foods Market not only offers high-quality natural and organic foods, but also will serve as a catalyst for other great retailers to come to the community.”

“We are thrilled to soon be a part of the wonderful Fremont community,” said Rob Twyman, Whole Foods Market Regional President, Northern California and Reno Region. “We are looking forward to working with the city and its residents during the coming months to both build a great store and to connect with and support this community via our various community partnership programs.”

More information on Downtown Fremont can be found at:  www.Fremont.gov/Downtown

Chris DeBenedetti