Asheville Citizen-Times: Whole Foods planning to open store on Tunnel Road


From my story for the Asheville Citizen-Times about Whole Foods Market planning to open a store on Tunnel Road:

Whole Foods Market, a natural foods grocery chain based in Texas, is planning to build a store in the Tunnel Road shopping center that’s now home to a Kmart that is closing.

According to documents on record at the Buncombe County Register of Deeds Office, the store will occupy a 35,000-square-foot building at the shopping center, which will undergo significant renovations before it opens.

Representatives from the shoppping center owner, Edens development group, told staff members from the city of Asheville on Monday that the building currently housing Kmart would be demolished and replaced by space for two large tenants, while other parts of the shopping center would be renovated.

Click over to read the story about Whole Foods. Stay tuned for updates.


CrossFit Asheville is moving to Haywood Road in West Asheville January 14, 2013 - 3:41 pm

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Healthy Mama November 24, 2012 - 11:00 am

When is this store scheduled to open? Does anyone know? I have been saying for YEARS how badly East Asheville needs a natural foods store. I REALLY wish it weren’t a corporate chain, but at least it is something.

Crunchy Momma November 20, 2012 - 4:33 pm

Earthfare is gonna close for sure

Jason Sandford November 20, 2012 - 3:36 pm

Crystal, yes – Crossfit is currently looking for a new location. They’ll be moving.

Jason Sandford November 20, 2012 - 3:36 pm

Greenlife will continue along as usual. No changes, says Whole Foods.

Crystal November 20, 2012 - 12:50 pm

I believe I read on the Asheville Crossfit FB page that they’ll be relocating.

Jess November 20, 2012 - 12:12 pm

hopefully greenlife will go back to greenlife and the hot bar will be awesome like it used to be before whole foods

Sarah November 20, 2012 - 12:04 pm

What does this mean for Greenlife?

Jenny November 20, 2012 - 12:02 pm

Any word on what, if anything, this means for Greenlife? Hopefully, nothing, and we’ll get to keep Greenlife, as well as the new WF store.

FDR November 20, 2012 - 11:42 am

What about Asheville Crossfit?

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