Photos: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer
With less than a week before Whole Foods Market opens in Fayetteville, company officials invited members of the media inside for a tour of the new 29,000-square-foot store at 3425 N. College Avenue.
Aside from a full-service grocery store, the new facility includes a 1,500-square-foot custom taproom which will offer beer from local and national brands, as well as wine by the glass.
Patrons can also enjoy a coffee/espresso bar, and a full lunch and dinner menu either indoors or outside on the store’s covered patio. Featured items include wood-fired pizza, sandwiches, sushi, and barbecue cooked in the store’s own smokehouse.
Officials said the store will offer more than 150 local items, including products from Onyx Coffee, Crystal Lake Farms, Oh Baby, Ozark Natural Bread, Sweden Creek, Fayettechill, and more.
The new store opens Wednesday, March 2 with a “bread-breaking ceremony” at 7:30 a.m. Store hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. The taproom will be open from 8 a.m. to close the opening week. After that, taproom hours will be 3-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-10 p.m. Sunday.
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