The new Whole Foods Market inside the Brookside 51 building in Kansas City, Missouri, opened Wednesday. 41 Action News was among the first in the store and got a tour of what the new grocery store (and more) has to offer.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Whole Foods Market on 51st Street celebrated its grand opening Wednesday.
The new store is below the new Brookside 51 apartments near UMKC.
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Whole Foods hired about 75 employees for the location.
The store has a taproom with local beer, wine and liquor. It also has fresh produce from farms in Missouri and Kansas.
Want to see what local products are in the new KC @WholeFoods ? Darcy Landis gives us a tour. @41actionnews #wholefoodskc pic.twitter.com/feSMYbhRkQ— Steven Dial (@StevenDialTV) May 23, 2018
Want to see what local products are in the new KC @WholeFoods ? Darcy Landis gives us a tour. @41actionnews #wholefoodskc pic.twitter.com/feSMYbhRkQ
Whole Foods officials said they want customers to be able to get fresh items from places with which they are familiar.
The Metcalf location in Overland Park, Kansas, closed but Whole Foods said some of those employees will work at the new location.