The Midtown Whole Foods Market is celebrating recent changes to its space with a grand reopening next week. It also plans to open a full-service restaurant called The Roast in spring 2017.
The new restaurant will serve beer and wine on-tap. Additional details around the restaurant concept, final name and amenities are currently under development and will be released at a later date, a Whole Foods spokesperson wrote in an email.
A permit filed with the city this week is for interior improvements and to replace the exterior façade and entrance. The interior improvements will “incorporate a new venue for Whole Foods Grocery Store,” according to the permit.
The permit also notes plans to spend $600,000 on the updates, including new restrooms, coolers, dish room, service counter and seating.
Current customers will be happy to know renovations are complete at the existing Whole Foods Market with the grand reopening of “WFM Ponce 2.0,” according to a news release from Whole Foods.
The renovations include a beer and wine bar, cold brew coffee on tap, a self-ordering kiosk and text-to-order juice bar and a self-serve and text-to-order pizza bar. The store will also have a ramen venue by Genji Sushi Bar, and Atlanta local favorites, Octane Coffee and Iwi Fresh are now available.
Festivities to celebrate the grand reopening will be held Nov. 3-6. They include live music, DJs, a hog roast, local brewery tap takeovers and commemorative shopping bags for the first 500 customers.
A bread breaking ceremony Nov. 3 will include have free hot coffee from Octane Coffee and donuts while supplies last.
For more information about the grand reopening, click here.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3:
Free commemorative reusable shopping bag for first 500 shoppers on Thursday!
9 a.m. – bread breaking with free donuts and coffee from Octane Coffee (free donuts and coffee beginning at 8:30 a.m. while supplies last)
4 – 8 p.m. – Live music from Atlanta-based band The Velvet Stones and grilling outside
6 – 8 p.m. – Pint Night with Creature Comforts Brewing Co. in our new bar off the cafe
FRIDAY, NOV. 4:
4 – 8 p.m. – Whole Hog Roast with live music from Atlanta-based bluegrass band Caleb and the Gents
6 – 8 p.m. – Pint Night with local brewery – brewery to be announced soon!
SATURDAY, NOV. 5:
12 – 4 p.m. – Live music from Atlanta-based band The Velvet Stones and grilling outside
6 – 8 p.m. – Pint Night with Three Taverns Brewery founder Brian Purcell
SUNDAY, NOV. 6:
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Local Vendor Fair
12 – 4 p.m. – Kids Fall Crafts + Healthy Snacks
2 – 6 p.m. – Launch of the iwi fresh Handmade Skincare Bar! Meet the founder Yolanda Owens, learn how their skincare is crafted, and blend your own body oil and body scrub!
4 – 8 p.m. – Groove out to a live DJ while you shop!
6 – 8 p.m. – Pint Night with Terrapin Beer Company