New Whole Foods Market location announced |

New Whole Foods Market location announced

Submitted by Whole Foods Market,

Whole Foods Market announced plans Wednesday to open a flagship mountain store in Park City in early 2017.

The store, which will be located on Landmark Drive near Kimball Junction, will replace an existing location at 1748 Redstone Center Dr. It will provide customers with significantly more product offerings, including an expanded prepared foods department with extensive chef-prepared fast casual offerings.

The store will be the first Whole Foods Market in Utah to feature its own taproom with local beer and wine on tap, as well as a world-class resort pub menu with separate fast casual dining and pub seating inside the store. It will also feature a fresh-pressed juice bar and a concierge program with hospitality offerings for pantry stocking, private chef shopping and more. The store will employ an additional 30 to 40 workers, bringing the total number of jobs provided by Whole Foods Market in Park City to nearly 150.

The new 40,000-square foot store, which will feature custom mountain-inspired interior design unlike any other Whole Foods Market in the country, will be 13,700 square feet larger than its predecessor.

The plans were announced during the company’s second-quarter earnings call on Wednesday.

"We’re thrilled to announce this news today and appreciate the incredible support we’ve received from Park City, as well as visitors to this beautiful community, over the years," said Bill Jordan, Rocky Mountain regional president. "Park City is home to many of the best chefs in the U.S. — it draws incredible culinary talent and the local community supports and seeks out great food. We’ve been proud to help grow a variety of Utah brands out of this store."