The Worcester area is about to get its first Whole Foods Market.
A new Whole Foods is scheduled to open Jan. 30 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. It's the company's first location in the area. Whole Foods has more than 30 stores in the state, most of them in the Greater Boston area.
"This community has been requesting a Whole Foods Market store for a very long time," said Alicia Cataldo, the store's team leader. "Our team has designed a beautiful store that will offer the Shrewsbury community not only a great grocery shopping experience, but also a place to gather and enjoy delicious food."
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The store will open at 10 a.m. with a day full of giveaways and activities. The regular hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
The 50,000-square-foot store, located in Lakeway Commons on Route 9, will offer a selection of prepared foods, freshly prepared hot meal options, curated selections of beer, wine and spirits, a full-service Allegro Coffee Bar and Amazon lockers for package pickups and returns.
The most unique feature of the new Shrewsbury store will be the second-floor Borgatti Bar, a restaurant featuring snacks, sandwiches and salads, serving 12 craft beers on tap, wines by the glass and cocktails.
For more information, go to the store's website.