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Second Whole Foods store coming to Sarasota

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Get ready to spend your afternoon grocery shopping at the brand new Whole Foods on University Parkway.

The company announced that they will open on Jan. 31 featuring a 40,000 square foot store, with unique grocery selections. 

This will be the second location for the grocer in the Sarasota area and will be located at 5298 University Parkway. 

This location will employ around 180 team members from the Suncoast. The stores regular hours will be 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Doors will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31 with giveaways and new deals. 

This Whole Foods will have a coffee bar, an in-house Brasserie and cold-pressed juice on tap. Every item sold at Whole Foods is free of artificial flavors, colors and preservatives. 

“We couldn’t be more excited to open the doors to this impressive new store,” said Greg Linton, the store’s team leader. “From the easy-to-shop layout to the extensive unique, high quality offerings and fresh, delicious dining options, this store has something that will delight every shopper.”  

Whole Foods has been a leading organic food retailer for 39 years and has 470 stores in the United States.