Whole Foods Market Opens New Store in Washington, DC's Historic Walter Reed Development; Donovan Morris Comments

Whole Foods Market Opens New Store in Washington, DC's Historic Walter Reed Development; Donovan Morris Comments

WASHINGTON, DC - Washington, DC’s historic Walter Reed development is getting a new neighbor in Whole Foods Market. The retailer has opened its latest location in the area, offering an assortment of over 800 local items from across the greater DC, Maryland, and Virginia regions.

Donovan Morris, Store Team Leader, Whole Foods Market“We’re thrilled to open our doors in the historic Walter Reed neighborhood,” said Donovan Morris, Store Team Leader for Whole Foods Market. “I feel privileged to help bring Whole Foods Market’s knowledgeable team members, high quality standards for food, and hand-picked selection of local products to a neighborhood and community which has held a special place in my heart since childhood.”

The new store is 47,000 square feet and has a nostalgic feel that blends with the architecture of the nearby old army hospital. According to a release, other features of the location include:

  • An array of certified organic, conventional, and Sourced for Good produce, plus offerings from local farms, including packaged salads from Bowery Farming and fresh floral selections from Bloomia
  • A specialty department dedicated to celebrating cheesemakers and artisan producers
  • A full-service seafood counter and meat counter
  • A prepared Foods section that includes sushi from Kikka Sushi, New York-style pizza, and hot food and salad bars featuring new offerings like grilled barbecue tofu with peach salsa and bacon ranch tortellini
  • A bakery department offering made-in-house bread as well as everyday favorites

With over 800 local items on its shelves, Whole Foods Market has opened its latest location in Washington, DC's Walter Reed neighborhood

During the opening day ceremonies, Whole Foods announced that local supplier Dress It Up Dressing is the newest recipient of the Local Producer Loan Program (LPLP), receiving a $150,000 low-interest loan from the retailer to grow its operations and support its recent expansion to all Whole Foods Market stores nationwide.

To read more about this location opening, click here.

Where will we see Whole Foods make its market expansion next? AndNowUKnow will keep you posted.

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