The company said each item in the new store will meet the market’s quality standards, meaning it will be free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives and hydrogenated fats.
Whole Foods Market Kansas City will also includes The Fountain Room, named by a community vote, which will feature 22 taps of craft beers from Missouri and Kansas, as well as a cocktail menu and wine by the glass sourced locally. The Fountain Room will also have several lunch and dinner options.
If beer isn’t your thing, you can stop by the Allegro Coffee Bar instead, where you can order nitro cold brew, sweet tea, chai and espresso. Allegro Coffee Bar will have a walk-up window for people to grab a cup on the go.
Whole Foods also announced in the same release the original Metcalf market in Overland Park, Kansas, will close permanently on Sunday, May 20.
Whole Foods said it hire more than 80 employees for the new location.
Missouri suppliers will include:
J. Rieger Distillery spirits
Bethlehem Bakery handmade pitas
Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters
Evolve Paleo’s cereals and trail mix
Farm to Market’s artisan bread
Mohamed's hummus varieties
Torn Label Brewing
Mean Vegan Jack Fruit tamales and mushroom jerky
Zum body soaps, lip balms and bath salts
Campo Lindo Farm’s free-range eggs
Green Dirt Farm
The Roasterie Coffee
Christopher Elbow Chocolates
KC Bier Company
Kansas suppliers will include:
Certified Organic Baby Greens from Juniper Hill and Chlorofields