It seems like it’s been under construction forever, but it’s finally here. Whole Foods is now open on Broad Street next door to Lee’s Chicken (Just a short ride or walk east of Scott’s Addition). Thursday morning, crowds lined up for the first peek inside the 47,000sf building.
Remember, the store was built on the spot where the old Pleasants Hardware once stood. In fact, some of the original Pleasants architecture was used in the new building.
This Whole Foods is similar to the store in Short Pump, with all the natural/organic food and self-care sections, but there is a mezzanine taproom at this location with indoor/outdoor seating and pub like food for sale.
And I kinda love the idea that at this location, customers are invited to buy a drink and sip while shopping. I’m not sure I knew that was a thing, but it works for me.
Yep – the partnership with Amazon applies here. So, you can use your Prime membership for benefits and deep discounts. The store will be open from 7am-10pm daily. The address is 2024 Broad Street.
Here’s more about the new store from RVA Hub photos below from Richard Hayes.