Hundreds of people lined up to break bread with Whole Foods staff and Orland Park officials to open the new grocery store Friday morning. Crowds poured into the store throughout the day.
Whole Foods in Orland Park has opened. The new 27,500 square-foot grocery store opened with a bread-breaking ceremony outside the main entrance Friday morning, where hundreds of people waited for the doors to open. With a DJ playing songs, Whole Foods staff and Orland Park officials tore pieces off a large braided loaf of bread before opening the doors to the new store. Crowds continued to visit and shop well into Friday night. See the behind-the-scenes efforts in our pre-opening gallery. For information including address and store hours, see the Whole Foods listing in our Patch Directory. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from:
A Whole Foods in the South Suburbs? Texas-based supermarket opening in mid-fall in the former Borders bookstore on LaGrange Road.
- Bob Bong
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Whole Foods Market announced Tuesday that its new store at 15260 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park will be opening on Friday, Nov. 2. The Texas-based chain said Emily Conklin, with the company for 14 years, will be the store manager. She will be moving over from the supermarket’s store in Chicago’s Lake View community. The store, one of eight the company is opening this year, will be the chain’s 18th store in the Chicago market and the first in the Southland. At 27,000 square feet, the store is on the small size, especially when compared to a Meijer or Jewel, but Whole Foods prides itself on featuring natural and organic foods free of artificial ingredients and hydrogenated fats. Whole Foods has said the store would bring 150 to 160 jobs. …