BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 7, 2014) — Whole Foods Market has signed a lease to occupy 40,000-s.f. at The Summit in Lexington, announced Birmingham-based Bayer Properties.
Whole Foods Market is a leading retailer of natural and organic foods. With more than 370 locations worldwide, it was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine.
The Summit Lexington, a mixed-use project currently in development, will consist of 450,000-s.f. of retail and restaurants in addition to 306 multi-family residential units when complete. Phase I of the project will open during spring 2016 with 340,000-s.f. of retail and restaurants and the 306 residential units. Phase II will include an additional 110,000 square feet of retail. The Summit Lexington development is located at the corner of Nicholasville Road and Man ‘O War Boulevard.
“Whole Foods Market is excited about the opportunity to provide even more people in the Lexington community access to fresh food and ingredients,” said Scott Allshouse, Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic President. “By relocating our Lexington store to The Summit, we will have more space, improved access and updated features, and we can continue to work to fulfill our core values, including satisfying, delighting and nourishing each and every customer. We look forward to hearing from our neighbors in the area on what they would like in this new, updated store.”
“We are very excited about Whole Foods Market joining The Summit Lexington,” said David Silverstein, principal of Bayer Properties. “The brand fits perfectly with Bayer Properties’ commitment to providing a premier shopping and gathering place for residents and visitors of Lexington to shop, dine, live and play in an enjoyable environment. This location will allow Whole Foods Market to offer a first-class shopping experience.”