Written by Liz Giegerich.
Area residents will soon have a new spot to pick up their local and organic produce, vegan meals, environmentally friendly cleaning products, even full Thanksgiving or Hanukkah dinners.
Whole Foods Market has announced it will open its Port Chester location on Oct. 22.
Whole Foods has been renovating the former 45,000-square foot A&P location at 575 Boston Post Rd. for the last several months, and will be ready for an opening day of sales, samples, special offers and giveaways next Tuesday.
Opening day will start with a Whole Foods tradition of a bread-baking ceremony at 8:30 a.m. The store will also donate five percent of the day's net sales to The Carver Center, the community organization announced on Facebook this week.
The Port Chester store will be the third in Westchester County and the 365th store for the company, also has a store in Greenwich.
Whole Foods has already been working with The Carver Center and other community groups to host healthy activities for children and the community and to help sponsor local events.
The store will also feature some "new to market" innovations throughout the various departments - bakery, meat, and prepared foods - in the store. The store also will have a 100-seat cafe.
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