By the end of this year, residents in the Bradburn Village subdivision will be welcoming a Whole Foods Market to their neighborhood.
Construction is already under way for the 35,000-square-foot building, which will be located on the southeast corner of Vrain Street and West 120th Avenue in Westminster. The new store will be a relocation of the current Whole Foods at 92nd Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard.
“Whole Foods is a great addition to the neighborhood, which was first developed in 2000,” said Roger Pecsok with Continuum Partners, LLC, the Bradburn developer. “This market is the last remaining parcel of land available for retail or commercial development in the project.”
Mark Falcone with Continuum, said Whole Foods is the perfect capstone to a project which set a new bar for walkable, mixed use suburban development in the region.
“Bradburn has fulfilled every possible expectation we had for the neighborhood when we began planning it in 2000,” he said. “Residents do walk to get coffee, take their kids to the schools or go meet one of their neighbors for refreshments on their front porch.”
Pecsok said feedback from residents is already coming in and is positive regarding Whole Foods. He said he had only heard excitement from residents about having a grocery store at their fingertips. Westminster city manager Brent McFall is also happy with the new addition.
“We are very pleased Whole Foods Market has opted to bring the city of Westminster an expanded and modernized offering,” he said. “We worked closely with Continuum to insure Whole Foods Market will be able to continue to serve the citizens of Westminster for another 20 years”.
According to www.wholefoodsmarket.com, the goal of a Whole Foods Market is to sell the highest quality products that also offer high value for customers. Will Paradise, President of Whole Foods Market’s Rocky Mountain Region, said each store is designed to reflect the unique character of the surrounding community, and this particular Whole Foods will be different than any other store built to date.
“The market will be one that local residents can truly call their own,” he said.
Although the market is last commercial/retail addition to the subdivision, Pecsok said there is still space for residential development with as many as 90 new townhomes to be built.