Whole Foods Market Union Station Opens in Downtown Denver
On Wednesday, November 15, Whole Foods Market Union Station opened as the second full-service grocery store in in Downtown Denver. The addition of this 50,000 square foot flagship store at 1701 Wewatta St., steps away from Denver Union Station in the center city’s fastest growing neighborhood, is another critical step forward in ensuring we meet our commitment to bring high-quality amenities to attract and retain Downtown’s growing residential and employee population.
“Whole Foods Market is another great addition to our vibrant Downtown. The 2007 Downtown Area Plan outlines the need to bring core amenities to ensure we attract and retain residents in the heart of the center city, while meeting the needs of residents, employees and visitors,” said Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership. “Downtown continues to attract first-to-market and high-quality retail that signals our economic vitality. The addition of Whole Foods Market is the next in a long list of retail success and a trend we expect to continue.”
15,877 new residents have moved to the center city since 2010. Now home to more than 80,000 residents and 160,260 employees, the recent addition of retail to provide grocery and household goods, also including King Soopers, which opened in August 2015, and Target, scheduled to open in 2018 on the 16th Street Mall, are core components of the Partnership’s retail strategy.
Whole Foods Market is in Union Denver, a new residential building that will include 579 for-rent units. The store employs more than 200 people. Earlier this year, Whole Foods Market also moved its regional headquarters to Downtown Denver due to its proximity to transit and other center city amenities.
We are excited to welcome Whole Foods Market to Downtown Denver!