On opening day, the new store at 7221 Waverly Walk Ave. will offer shoppers perks like discounts and product demonstrations and samples, the grocer said in a statement Thursday.
Also to celebrate the opening, the Whole Foods is hosting a dog-friendly “Bluegrass and BBQ” music and food event in front of the store on May 20 from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Sustain Charlotte, the grocer said.
“We’re excited to join South Charlotte’s growing community with the opening of our new Whole Foods Market Waverly,” said Ruben Duran, the Waverly store’s team leader.
The new Whole Foods anchors the 90-acre mixed-use Waverly development just south of Interstate 485. Other tenants there include apartments, office buildings, a Hilton Garden Inn and dozens of shops and houses. Waverly, which broke ground in 2015, is one of the largest mixed-use developments underway in Charlotte.
Whole Foods’ other area stores are in SouthPark and Huntersville. Another Whole Foods is under construction in Crescent Stonewall Station, the development taking shape next to the light rail stop on Stonewall Street.