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New Whole Foods opens in Tampa

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  • | 5:05 p.m. November 13, 2012
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TAMPA — A new Whole Foods Market has opened at Carrollwood in Tampa. The natural and organic food retailer has been a hit among Floridians — this is the market's second location in Tampa, and it's 17th in the state.

The new, free-standing store occupies 37,144 square feet at the site of the former JCPenney Credit Processing building, which was demolished after Houston-based Weingarten Realty bought the 6.3-acre property in 2011, according to a statement by Weingarten.

“We identified the closed down JCPenney building as a great opportunity to shift the site from an office use to a grocery location, filling a missing void in the strong Carrollwood and North Tampa market communities,” says Terry Marks, regional development director for Weingarten Realty, in the release. Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI) is a shopping center owner, manager, and developer.

The new Carrollwood center serves a concentration of well-educated, affluent residents in the northern part of Tampa, according to Marks. Weingarten Realty also owns two Whole Foods Market Shopping Centers in the Orlando market.

Based in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) had sales of more than $10 billion in 2011, and has more than 325 stores in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.


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