Whole Foods announces opening date


Whole Foods Market will open its first Augusta store Sept. 23 in Washington Crossing shopping center on Washington Road.

According to a news release, the grocery store’s grand opening will show off 41,000 square feet of space and feature a nine-hole putting green and patio, a coffee bar and a large cheese selection.

Sneak-preview tours will be offered Sept. 19-20. Online registration is required to secure a 45-minute tour between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 19, and between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 20, the news release stated. A suggested $5 to benefit local nonprofit Augusta Locally Grown will be accepted at the door.

Regular store hours will be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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