Whole Foods Market to open new store in Katy Texas

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Whole Foods Market to open new store in Katy Texas

 

Whole Foods Market is planning on opening a new upscale grocery store in Katy Texas sometime during 2013. The store will be 37,000 sq. ft. and will be located at Fry Road and 99 or the Grand Parkway at the front of the Grand Lakes subdivision. The new store will be welcomed by most residents as it adds a significant upscale grocery chain which specializes in organic and natural foods. There is an HEB right just west of 99 on Fry Road but that store is a major hassle in so many respects to deal with when shopping there.

 

The Whole Foods grocery store will be the anchor facility for a 122,000 sq. ft. Grand Lakes Marketplace commercial center. The center will also include a Stein Mart department store and a Cost Plus World Market facility. A principal with the Fidelis Realty Partners has stated the retail project has been in the planning stages for the last 4 years and was slowed down due to the bad overall economic climate. The partnership is excited as they feel this area has very high end demographics and is one of the fastest growing areas locally and nationally. The commercial center will add numerous jobs to the local Katy economy.

 

Whole foods have approximately 316 stores occupying more than 12 million sq. ft. of space in several states across this nation. They are a major player in the grocery industry.

 

I live in Grand Lakes and I will be able to easily walk to the new commercial center assuming I can safely cross the street. With no changes being made to the current road and traffic conditions it would not be safe to try to cross Fry Road after this center s opened. The good news is most of the local residents will love shopping at Whole Foods including my family but the bad news is the local traffic situation is being totally ignored as I previously stated. This area is not ready for a major shopping center to be located so close to numerous homes. I know as with most new developments the traffic and road situation is never looked at until there is a serious condition. If nothing is done before his center is constructed then there will be an immediate grim concern and yes I will say I told you so to whoever will listen!

Grand Lakes Marketplace Commercial Center

The above diagram was copied from the Developers web site

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Janis Borgueta
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I only wish that Whole Foods would discover my area. The Greater Newburgh NY location would be perfect for this chain. I am a fan! Great that you now have one. Enjoy this asset to your location.

Jan 07, 2012 09:04 AM #1
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
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Hi Bob.   We love Whole Foods.    Unfortunately where it is located here is a traffic nightmare too.   I don't get there much.   I hate traffic!    Not good for my blood pressure.  :)

Jan 07, 2012 10:47 AM #2
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It is great you will have more options to shop!  Hope you have a great weekend.

Jan 07, 2012 12:32 PM #3
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Bob,

            I cannot wait until it opens. I am not looking forward to the traffic nightmare as you stated. It will be less than 2 minutes from my home!

Jan 07, 2012 12:50 PM #4
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Al Raymondi
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Nice Localism post Bob, developing a new shopping center means construction jobs now and other jobs in the future and some of those people should go to you to find a good place to live.

Jan 07, 2012 01:37 PM #5
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It will be great for the local economy.

Bob, have a great weekend.

Jan 07, 2012 06:27 PM #6
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While that is good news for the economy when any new business opens, I worry that too many financially challenged folks may now be willing to spend $3 lb for chemical free bananas instead of $.60 lb at the grocery store.  Besides I like the extra flavor of all the chemicals.

 

Jan 07, 2012 10:41 PM #7
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This is fantastic news for Katy, Texas! Don't listen to Kwevin. I said the same thing about Starbucks and they are still around! LOL! 

Jan 07, 2012 10:56 PM #8
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Howdy and morning Bob

Bob my friend, this sure is some mighty fine news for y'all there in Katy! I've not ever been in a Whole Food Market, the which is going to be build there sure does some like its going to be a mighty fine store for folks to shop at.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Jan 08, 2012 01:53 AM #9
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Good Morning Bob, the addition of Whole Foods to Kity is great news.  Better shopping and the addition of new jobs.  Bothe will be great for the community.

Good luck with resolving the traffic problem.

Jan 08, 2012 07:51 AM #10
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Whole Foods is one of my favorite stores. The also have published studies - there are higher income and affluent neighborhoods located within close proximity to Whole Foods. I guess that must be part of their feasibility studies - after all organic foods are a bit more - but buy less, lose a few lbs and live healthier. Viva la Whole Foods and eating mindfully.

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